32 special Bible verses on strength, courage and hope in hard times

32 special Bible verses on strength, courage and hope in hard times 

Who does not need strength when difficult times come? We all need it. But how do we find it? I genuinely believe that the Word of God is the source of the power and energy that we need in those kind of situations. I hope the post will uplift you and encourage you to go on when life becomes tough. Do not lose heart. You are not alone!
1. Exodus 15:2
“The LORD is my strength and my defense ; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.“
2. Deuteronomy 31:6
„Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
3. Deuteronomy 4:37
„Because he loved your ancestors and chose their descendants after them, he brought you out of Egypt by his Presence and his great strength...“
4. Joshua 1:7
“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.“
5. Deuteronomy 6:5
„Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.“
6. Deuteronomy 11:8
„Observe therefore all the commands I am giving you today, so that you may have the strength to go in and take over the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess...“
7. 2 Samuel 10:12
„Be strong, and let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. The LORD will do what is good in his sight.”
8. Judges 7:2
„The LORD said to Gideon, “You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, ‘My own strength has saved me.“
9. 1 Samuel 23:16
„And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God.“
10. Psalm 27:1
„Of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?“
11. 2 Samuel 22:33
„It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.“
12. 1 Kings 20:22
„Afterward, the prophet came to the king of Israel and said, “Strengthen your position and see what must be done, because next spring the king of Aram will attack you again.”
13. Psalm 27:14
„Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.“
14. 2 Chronicles 16:9
„For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.”
15. 1 Corinthians 16:13
„Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.“
16. Nehemiah 8:10
„Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
17. Psalm 28:7
„The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.“
18. Psalm 28:8
„The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.“
19. Proverbs 31:3
„Do not spend your strength on women, your vigor on those who ruin kings.“
20. Ecclesiastes 9:16
„So I said, “Wisdom is better than strength.” But the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are no longer heeded.“
21. Isaiah 30:15
„This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.“
22. Isaiah 40:29
„He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.“
23. Isaiah 40:31
„...but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.“
24. Isaiah 45:24
„They will say of me, ‘In the LORD alone are deliverance and strength.’” All who have raged against him will come to him and be put to shame.“
25. Jeremiah 9:23
„This is what the LORD says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches...“
26. Jeremiah 17:5
„This is what the LORD says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the LORD.“
27. Habakkuk 1:11
„Then they sweep past like the wind and go on— guilty people, whose own strength is their god.”
28. 1 Corinthians 1:25
„For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.“
29. Ephesians 3:16
„I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being...“
30. Philippians 4:13
„I can do all this through him who gives me strength.“
31. 2 Thessalonians 3:3
„But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.“
32. Revelation 3:8
„I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.“

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  2. thanks so much for sharing these verses! It is a blessing to me:)