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37 Encouraging Bible Verses About God’s Strength

When we face insurmountable challenges, we can turn to the all-powerful Creator God. His strength and renewal can help us face our fears and do the impossible.

Bible Verses About Strength

Psalm 27:1

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

King David wrote this psalm in the 11th or 10th century B.C.

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Psalm 37:39

“But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in time of trouble.”

King David wrote this psalm in acrostic form in the 11th or 10th century B.C.

Psalm 138:3

“In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul.”

King David wrote this psalm in the 11th or 10th century B.C.

Matthew 19:26

“But Jesus looked at them and said to them, ‘With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’”

Jesus Christ said this when His disciples asked, “Who then can be saved?” Matthew probably wrote his Gospel between A.D. 50 and 60.

2 Corinthians 4:16

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.”

The apostle Paul wrote this to the Church of God in Corinth around A.D. 56.

Philippians 4:13

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

The apostle Paul wrote this to the Church of God in Philippi from prison, perhaps in the early A.D. 60s.]

2 Timothy 1:7

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

The apostle Paul wrote this to Timothy near the end of his life around A.D. 67.

Psalm 8:2

“Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have ordained strength, because of Your enemies, that You may silence the enemy and the avenger.”

This psalm of David is a reflection on the all-powerful Creator and the dominion He gave humans, created in His image (Genesis 1:26-28). King David wrote in the 11th or 10th century B.C.

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Psalm 18:1-2

“I will love You, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”

The superscription of this psalm of David explains: “To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD, who spoke to the LORD the words of this song on the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.”

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Psalm 18:32

“It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect.”

King David praised God for help in all his battles, physical and spiritual.

Psalm 19:14

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.”

After singing the praises of God’s law and praying for God’s cleansing for sins, King David concludes Psalm 19 seeking to please God, the source of strength and forgiveness.

Psalm 22:19

“But You, O LORD, do not be far from Me; O My Strength, hasten to help Me!”

Psalm 22 includes many prophetic details about Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. In the end, God’s strength overcame even death, and He will help His people.

Psalm 28:7-8

“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him. The LORD is their strength, and He is the saving refuge of His anointed.”

This psalm of David also presents God as a Savior and Shepherd (verse 9).

Psalm 29:11

“The LORD will give strength to His people; the LORD will bless His people with peace.”

In Psalm 29 David shows that God truly has power over everything, including the storms that the Canaanites ascribed to the false god Baal. Thankfully God’s power ultimately results in peace.

Psalm 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

These powerful thoughts continue to be sung to this day, as Psalm 46 inspired “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” and other hymns.

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Psalm 54:1

“Save me, O God, by Your name, and vindicate me by Your strength.”

The superscription gives details about the setting of its composition: “To the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. A Contemplation of David when the Ziphites went and said to Saul, ‘Is David not hiding with us?’” (See 1 Samuel 23:19-29 and 26:1-3.)

Psalm 65:6

“Who established the mountains by His strength, being clothed with power.”

Psalm 93:1 also uses this metaphor of God being “clothed with majesty” and “girded … with strength.”

Psalm 71:16

“I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD; I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only.”

God’s strength empowers us to sing His praise. Verse 18 shows the psalmist’s desire to “declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come.”

Psalm 73:26

“My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

Psalm 73 is the first psalm in the third collection of psalms. Asaph, the author, is open about a crisis of faith he experienced, but shows how God helped him through it.

Psalm 118:14

“The LORD is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation.”

The NKJV Study Bible notes say that Psalm 118 is the last of a group of psalms called “the Passover psalms or Hallel psalms, after the Hebrew word for praise, hallel.”

Exodus 15:2

“The LORD is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.”

Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to praise God for saving them from the Egyptian army by miraculously bringing them through the Red Sea.

2 Samuel 22:3

“The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; my Savior, You save me from violence.”

David’s song of praise for God’s deliverance is also found in Psalm 18.

1 Chronicles 16:11

“Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His face evermore!”

This section of David’s song of thanksgiving to God is also found in Psalm 105.

1 Chronicles 29:12

“Both riches and honor come from You, and You reign over all. In Your hand is power and might; in Your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.”

David said this in praise to God for allowing him and the people of Israel to give abundantly to prepare for the building of God’s temple.

Nehemiah 8:10

“Then he said to them, ‘Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.’”

When Ezra read the Law to the people on the Feast of Trumpets, they wept. God was pleased that they took it seriously, but He wanted them to also rejoice on this meaningful holy day. Read more about the Feast of Trumpets.

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Isaiah 12:2

“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.’”

Like Moses in Exodus 15, Isaiah praises God’s strength and deliverance that can drive out our fear.

Isaiah 25:4

“For You have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat; for the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.”

When we are weak, poor, needy or afflicted, God’s strength more than makes up for anything we lack.

Isaiah 40:29, 31

“He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. …

“But those who wait on 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.”

Isaiah 40 begins a section of comforting prophecies. The God who never gets weary (verse 28) can supercharge our strength.

Isaiah 41:10

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

Those who don’t know the true God should fear (verses 5-6), but God’s people don’t need to. They are in good hands.

Jeremiah 32:17

“Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.”

As God’s prophecies of the destruction of Jerusalem were being fulfilled (verse 24), Jeremiah prayed for understanding of how God’s power would bring deliverance in the end (verses 37-44).

Habakkuk 3:19

“The LORD God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.”

God gave animals the sure-footedness to climb steep hillsides, and He can give us the confidence to walk His way.

Zechariah 4:6

“‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts.”

We don’t have to look to human might and power in doing God’s work, for the power of God’s Spirit far exceeds any other power.

Acts 1:8

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

The resurrected Jesus Christ encouraged and commissioned His disciples with this statement, pointing to the Day of Pentecost when they would be empowered by the Holy Spirit.

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Ephesians 3:16

“That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man.”

We can be confident that with the gift of God’s Holy Spirit we can have all the strength we need.

Ephesians 3:20-21

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be the glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

These verses form a doxology, a passage of poetic praise. “Neither God’s love nor His power is limited by human imagination” (NKJV Study Bible note).

Ephesians 6:10

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.”

This passage leads into the apostle Paul’s famous description of the armor of God. Read more in our article “Put on the Armor of God.”

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2 Thessalonians 3:3

“But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.”

Satan, the evil one, is our most powerful enemy, but the Creator God is far more powerful. We can count on His protection. Read more in our article “How to Resist Satan, the Roaring Lion.”

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