25 Bible Verses For Strength and Courage in Difficult Times

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Today we will be dealing with 25 bible verses for strength and courage in difficult times. In life, we will face difficult times. There will be times when it seems our problems are too big for God to handle. Sometimes we may pray and it seems no one is listening to our prayers. The scripture never promised that we will not be tried in life, however, it admonishes us to be cheerful because he has conquered the world. There is power in the word of God. As it carries the power to defeat the enemy in face of battle, also it carries the capacity to strengthen and give us courage in difficult times. The scripture recorded that after Christ was tested by the devil, the angel of the Lord appeared to him and ministered to Him the word of God to serve as a refill to His energy.


God has promised us that when the time is right, He will make things happen. However, it is not easy to stay in the waiting room of the Lord for long especially when what we need is a breakthrough from a difficult situation. We need the strength of God to keep hoping and never stop believing that God is powerful to take care of our problems. The trouble of life will wear us out, it will break our spirit if we don’t have the energy to keep standing. That’s why we have prepared these 25 bible verses for strength and courage in difficult times.


1. Isaiah 59:19

“When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.”


2. Psalm 46:1-2

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…”


3. Isaiah 40:31

“But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”


4. 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.”


5. Nahum 1:7

“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him…”


6. John 16:33

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”


7. Psalm 18:2

“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.”


8. Philippians 4:8-9

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things…and the God of peace will be with you.”


9. Deuteronomy 3:22

“Do not fear them, for the Lord your God is the one fighting for you.”


10. Isaiah 54:17

“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper…”


11. Habakkuk 3:19

“The Sovereign Lord is my strength, he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.”


12. Joshua 1:9

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”


13. John 14:27

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”


14. Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”


15. 1 John 4:4

“Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.”


16. Genesis 50:20

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”


17. Psalm 29:11

“The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.”


18. Isaiah 54:10

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken, nor my covenant of peace be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you.”


19. Ephesians 6:10-12

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 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.”


20. Zephaniah 3:17

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.”


21. Psalm 91:1-2

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, ‘My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!'”


22. Romans 8:38-39

“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”


23 Numbers 6:24-26

“The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”


24. Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”


25. 1 Peter 5:8-10

“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”


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