Strength Scriptures In The Bible
If you’ve ever felt like you want to be a better person, or that you need some extra help in your life, then this article is for you. We’ll be exploring the top Scriptures on strength in the Bible, what they mean and how they can benefit your life.
Section 1: The Power of God
Section 2: Satisfaction From God
Section 3: Strength in Numbers
Takeaway #1: Strength is a Spiritual Quality That Comes From God Alone
Takeaway #2: If You Seek God First, You Will Experience His Strength In Your Life
You are strong and you will gain power over your obstacles. You’re wise to have read this passage of Scripture, because it is one of many that promises strength to those who pursue wisdom. It also reminds us that there is power in knowledge, which is why we should strive to be wise.
If you find yourself overwhelmed by the challenges in your life, remember that God can give you the strength needed to overcome them if you seek His guidance through prayer and hard work.
“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.”
- – Proverbs 18:10
As you read through this list of 30 Bible verses about strength, consider what they mean to you. How can they influence the way that you think about yourself? How can they help you make better choices in your life? And how will these verses empower others around them as well? These are just some of the many questions that we hope will be asked while reading these scriptures together today.
Psalm 27:1 is one of the most well-known and beloved verses in the Bible. It has been adapted into countless hymns, songs, and spoken poems. In it, David describes how he has come to rely on God for his strength and protection instead of on his own power. He even encourages others to trust in Him as their shield, as well:
- The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
- The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
The Psalms use nature imagery often when describing God’s glory—they compare Him to the sun or moon (Psalm 84), waters (Psalm 29), mountains (Psalm 65), trees (Psalm 1) etc., but this passage uses a unique image comparing His power with that of lightning. Lightning can be used as a metaphor for either beautiful or destructive forces—it depends on how you want to interpret it! But here it seems like God’s power can only be described as both beautiful AND destructive at once–a perfect description of His all-encompassing goodness!
So, what is the armor of God?
The belt of truth is the word of God. The breastplate of righteousness is prayer, and the shield of faith protects us from temptation. The helmet of salvation helps us to keep our minds on Jesus and not ourselves. We also need to remember that there are spiritual weapons (Ephesians 6:10-18), such as the sword of the Spirit—the Word of God—for self-defense and for attacking Satan’s strongholds in our lives.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
In the second chapter of the book of 2 Corinthians, Paul says, “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… For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Paul describes how God gives us strength in our weakness and gives us what we need when we need it most. This can mean that God will give you a burst of confidence when you’re feeling less confident than usual — or he might give you the patience and understanding needed to complete an unpleasant task!
God is our refuge and strength in times of trouble.
You can trust God to protect you and give you victory in your life, whatever the circumstances may be. He is a refuge for all who trust Him (Isaiah 30:20). In the midst of your storms, remember that He is bigger than any storm you will face (Psalm 91:2-16)
Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” This is an important verse in the Bible, as it teaches us that God will provide us with strength when we need it most.
This Bible verse reminds us that we are not alone in our battles and struggles; Jesus does indeed strengthen us, and He’ll help you through your toughest battles if you turn to Him for help.
- God is my strength.
- God is the rock of my heart, a fortress and shield.
- God will not abandon me or forsake me; I am in good hands.
- I wait patiently for the LORD; he will answer me from his holy hill—he will answer me in righteousness and justice!
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, The holy habitation of the Most High.
Romans 15:13 (NIV)
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
In this passage from Paul’s letter to the Romans, we find three great truths about God’s strength:
- God is faithful (v12)
- God is our strength (v16)
- God is our hope (v19)
God provides us with strength
God provides us with strength. This is a gift, and it is a virtue. God has given us all the power we need to endure difficult circumstances in life, and He calls on us to rely on Him for this strength. It’s not our own doing; if we are truly weak, then God will give us His strength—and if we are strong in ourselves but weak in Him, then our own strength is insufficient for the task at hand.
When you think of your own life right now—if there are things that seem too difficult or overwhelming or painful—then consider whether they could be overcome by asking God for help? While some things may be impossible without His intervention (i.e., physical diseases), many other obstacles can be surmounted through prayer and faith alone
With all this in mind, it’s important to remember that even though the word “strength” is used in many different ways throughout scripture, there are some key themes that can help us better understand God’s plan for us.
Think about what makes you strong: your faith, your relationships with others, or your ability to face challenges head on?