Are you utterly embarrassed about your current situation? Are you sick and searching for healing? Have you lost faith in yourself and feel like giving up? Are you facing insurmountable financial difficulties?
Whatever your condition, do not give up on yourself. Instead, meditate on Bible verses about staying strong for encouragement.
Paul, the apostle of Jesus Christ, reminded us that, it is important we continue serving God no matter what.
That, in the end, God will create a way when there seem to be none.
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it
1 Corinthians 10:13
I have compiled my top Bible verses about staying strong, and I hope you never give up on yourself because God has not given up on you.
Bible verses about staying Strong
1. Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
If you’ve already lost hope in this world, remember the words of the prophet Isaiah. He said, there is no reason to lose hope. There is no reason to be afraid of this world.
God has created you for a reason. He has been with since you were born. God has provided all your needs for years.
Consequently, trust in the power of God to come to your aid. He will never forsake the righteous. He will never let us be tempted beyond what we can handle.
So, being sick does not mean he has forsaken you. Losing your job does not mean God has deserted you. Whatever the temptations are, remember that he is watching.
Instead, stay strong and be like the man, JOb. He was persecuted by the devil. Job lost all he had including the trust of his wife. Yet, he continued to serve God with all his strength and might.
What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? Job 2:10
Therefore, going through hard times does not mean God has left you. He wants you to persevere. He wants you to prove that you are faithful to him.
If you curse God with your lips, it means you’ve lost on both ends.
However, if you persevere and endure all temptations, God will heal your hearts and come to your rescue. In the end, God has promised you eternal life.
2. John 14:27 – Let not your hearts be troubled
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Each time we are facing challenges, we must remember the words of Jesus Christ. “let not your hearts be troubled” no matter the condition.
Jesus knew that there is no way we will have peace in this wicked world.
Can there be peace in a world that ruled by the devil? Can there be total happiness in a world filled with wicked people?
Our hope as Christians does not lie in this wicked world. We hope for a kingdom where all temptation and sorrow is completely eradicated.
Think about the Lord’s prayer you say every day. We continue to pray for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. This prayer reminds us that, we must be patient for God to take action.
Therefore, accepting Jesus into our lives means we have overcome the world. We overcome the world because we know there is a better place he has created for us.
In that kingdom, ruled by Christ, there is no unhappiness, there is no pain, and there is no sorrow. The troubles you are facing will be no more.
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 1 John 5:4
3. Ephesians 6:12-13
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Jesus Christ was persecuted by the devil. He was humiliated in this world and killed by the people he created. He was embarrassed and stoned.
Yet, he never stopped doing the work of his father that sent him. He persevered through hard times. Today, he sits at the right hand of God Exalted above all creatures in the heavens and earth.
If we must serve Christ, we must put on these qualities. When you feel like giving up, remember that there is a prize to be won in the end. This prize is the gift of eternal salvation.
Paul is reminding us that we will encounter the devil in diverse ways. That when that day comes, we should not fall to the tricks of the devil.
Instead, stand your ground. Put on the full armor of God which is the word of the scriptures. If you do, God has promised to bless you.
He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, Colossians 1:13
More bible verses about not giving up
4. Isaiah 40:29
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
5. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships,in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong
6. Psalm 18:1-2
I love you, Lord, my strength.The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer;my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
7. Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
8. Psalm 44:3
It was not by their sword that they won the land,
nor did their arm bring them victory;
it was your right hand, your arm,
and the light of your face, for you loved them.
9. Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
10. Ephesians 6:10
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.