When going through difficult times it’s easy to shy away from your faith in God and question Him. It’s easy to get get angry instead of seek understanding and it’s easy to become distant from God’s word instead of thriving in Scriptures. I’ve put together these scriptures of strength for not only my own peace of mind but to help anyone that is struggling through life’s many trials.
Story of Job
I began my journey into the Book of Job to try to find understanding and reasoning for the challenges in life but came out with a different understanding for my own life challenges.
In God’s eyes, Job was “blameless” and “upright.” He shyed away from wrong doings and was a just man. Satan argued to God that the reason Job was such a faithful servant to God was because God blessed him with riches and a good life. God then allowed Satan to test Job’s faith as long as he did not end Job’s life during his trials.
Job lost everything – his family, his health, his livelihood – just about everything near and dear to him. Job is an incredible story of strength because of faith in God.
We are tested daily either by our thoughts, our temptations, and/or our circumstances. If the story of Job has taught me anything is that, no matter what, God is there. When people are trying to make your trust in God waver, when the doctor’s tell you that your situation doesn’t look good, when your children are going down a path you want them to steer clear from… God’s there. Keep the faith, keep the strength, and God will bless you. He has plans, he controls all, and it’s really up to you for how you handle it.
“Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.“ – Job 1:21 KJV
Scriptures for Strength
This is an easy scripture to remember and certainly an easy one to understand. This is a go-to during difficult times and helps me remember that I am strong even when I feel weak.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me –Philippians 4:13 KJV
My soul melts from heaviness; Strengthen me according to Your word. –Psalm 119:28 NKJV
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. . –Psalm 46:1 KJV
Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.’ ”. –Isaiah 12:2 NKJV
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you. – Deuteronomy 31:6 NKJV
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. – 1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. – Ephesians 6:10 KJV
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. – Joshua 1:9 KJV
It is God who arms me with strength, And makes my way perfect. – Psalm 18:32 NKJV
The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. – Proverbs 18:10 KJV
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. – Isaiah 40:29 KJV
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. – Matthew 11:28 NKJV
Look to the Lord and his strength: seek his face always. – 1 Chronicles 16:11 KJV
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. – Isaiah 40:31 KJV
Studying these bible verses for strength and reading the stories and poems around them will bring comfort and understanding to your life. We are never alone, even when it feels like everything is crashing down around us and we feel we are left helpless. We are not helpless – we are children of God and He will get us through it.
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