What Does The Bible Say About Strength?
There are many times in our lives where we find ourselves feeling weak. Grief, transitions, new opportunities, and the general unknown can stir up a bundle of doubts in ourselves and in our strength. Where do we turn when we feel weak? Where can we find the strength in us that we need?
Our Strength Comes From God
We as God’s people have His strength within us. He tells us in throughout the Bible that He is almighty, powerful, and created us to be like Him. He made us to have the strength He possesses, even when our bodies are weak. We know by His word that even when we do not feel strong, we have the strength within us, because we are His children.
Genesis 1:27 – So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Deuteronomy 20:4 – For the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.
Exodus 15:2 – The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
Psalm 73:26 – My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
2 Samuel 22:33 – This God is my strong refuge and has made my way blameless.
Psalm 18:32 – It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.
Isaiah 40:29 – He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
2 Timothy 1:7 – For the Spirit God gave does not make us timid, but give us power, love and self-discipline.
Psalm 18:31 – For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God?
Psalm 29:11 – The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.
We Have Strength in Our Weakness When We Have Faith in God
God tells us that not only do we have the strength within us given by Him, but that His power becomes even more valuable when we are weak. He works His strength within us during our times of weakness, and He instructs us to seek for His power and hold faith that His strength will perfectly carry us through.
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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Isaiah 40:31 – By they 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.
Ephesians 6:10 – Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.
Psalm 31:24 – Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!
1 Chronicles 16:11 – Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
Psalm 118:14 – The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.
Have Faith, Do Not Fear
When we are waiting on God’s strength, God reminds us not to fear our weakness. He reminds us that He will use His power to strengthen us. God also reminds us that with the same strength He has given us, we need to use to love and glorify Him. He will calm our fears if we remain faithful that He will protect us.
Isaiah 41:10 – Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen, you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous hand.
Joshua 1:9 – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
2 Thessalonians 3:3 – But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.
Daniel 10:19 – And he said, “O man greatly loved, fear not, peace be with you; be strong and of good courage.” And as he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, “Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.”
Mark 12:30 – Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
There is Power in Numbers
God reminds us that we cannot do things alone, but we can certainly do anything with Him and other followers. He tells us that He will stand with us and any other followers to create a barrier that cannot be broken by evil. When we unify ourselves with God, we are unstoppable.
Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
2 Timothy 4:17 – But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 – Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
25 Quotes About Strength From The Bible
Romans 15:19 in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of God’s Spirit; so that from Jerusalem, and around as far as to Illyricum, I have fully preached the Gospel of Christ;
2 Corinthians 13:4 For he was crucified through weakness, yet he lives through the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we will live with him through the power of God toward you.
John 19:10 Pilate therefore said to him, “Aren’t you speaking to me? Don’t you know that I have power to release you, and have power to crucify you?”
2 Corinthians 12:9 He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me.
Revelation 11:6 These have the power to shut up the sky, that it may not rain during the days of their prophecy. They have power over the waters, to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire.
John 10:18 No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down by myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. I received this commandment from my Father.”
2 Corinthians 8:3 For according to their power, I testify, yes and beyond their power, they gave of their own accord,
Ecclesiastes 8:8 There is no man who has power over the spirit to contain the spirit; neither does he have power over the day of death. There is no discharge in war; neither shall wickedness deliver those who practice it.
Revelation 9:3 Then out of the smoke came forth locusts on the earth, and power was given to them, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
Daniel 8:24 His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper and do [his pleasure]; and he shall destroy the mighty ones and the holy people.
1 Corinthians 4:20 For the Kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
Acts 25:5 “Let them therefore,” said he, “that are in power among you go down with me, and if there is anything wrong in the man, let them accuse him.”
1 Corinthians 15:56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
Luke 22:69 From now on, the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God.”
Psalms 63:10 They shall be given over to the power of the sword. They shall be jackal food.
Job 23:6 Would he contend with me in the greatness of his power? No, but he would listen to me.
Isaiah 40:29 He gives power to the faint; and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Numbers 14:17 Now please let the power of the Lord be great, according as you have spoken, saying,
Job 36:22 Behold, God is exalted in his power. Who is a teacher like him?
Luke 8:46 But Jesus said, “Someone did touch me, for I perceived that power has gone out of me.”
1 Corinthians 6:14 Now God raised up the Lord, and will also raise us up by his power.
Psalms 90:11 Who knows the power of your anger, Your wrath according to the fear that is due to you?
Job 26:2 “How have you helped him who is without power! How have you saved the arm that has no strength!
Acts 8:10 to whom they all listened, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This man is that great power of God.”
Acts 4:7 When they had stood them in the middle of them, they inquired, “By what power, or in what name, have you done this?”
Daniel 10:8 So I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me; for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.
Psalms 68:34 Ascribe strength to God! His excellency is over Israel, His strength is in the skies.
Job 6:12 Is my strength the strength of stones? Or is my flesh of brass?
Joshua 14:11 As yet I am as strong this day as I as in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, and to go out and to come in.
Psalms 84:7 They go from strength to strength. Everyone of them appears before God in Zion.
Psalms 18:1 > I love you, Yahweh, my strength.
Psalms 39:13 Oh spare me, that I may recover strength, Before I go away, and be no more.”
Psalms 68:28 Your God has commanded your strength. Strengthen, God, that which you have done for us.
Job 6:11 What is my strength, that I should wait? What is my end, that I should be patient?
Genesis 31:6 You know that I have served your father with all of my strength.
Psalms 118:14 Yah is my strength and song. He has become my salvation.
Psalms 46:1 > God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.
Job 12:16 With him is strength and wisdom; The deceived and the deceiver are his.
Psalms 102:23 He weakened my strength along the course. He shortened my days.
Psalms 59:9 Oh, my Strength, I watch for you, For God is my high tower.
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.
Psalms 84:5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you; Who have set their hearts on a pilgrimage.
Psalms 71:9 Don’t reject me in my old age. Don’t forsake me when my strength fails.
Job 26:2 “How have you helped him who is without power! How have you saved the arm that has no strength!
Job 30:2 Of what use is the strength of their hands to me, Men in whom ripe age has perished?
Psalms 73:4 For there are no struggles in their death, But their strength is firm.
Psalms 18:32 The God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect?
Habakkuk 1:11 Then he sweeps by like the wind, and goes on. He is indeed guilty, whose strength is his god.”
Lamentations 3:18 I said, My strength is perished, and my expectation from Yahweh.
Job 41:22 In his neck there is strength. Terror dances before him.
2 Corinthians 7:16 I rejoice that in everything I am of good courage concerning you.
Isaiah 41:6 They help everyone his neighbor; and [every one] says to his brother, Be of good courage.
Hebrews 13:6 So that with good courage we say, “The Lord is my helper. I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
Psalms 31:24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in Yahweh.
Ezra 10:4 Arise; for the matter belongs to you, and we are with you: be of good courage, and do it.
2 Corinthians 5:8 We are of good courage, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:6 Being therefore always of good courage, and knowing that, while we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord;
2 Corinthians 10:2 Yes, I beg you that I may not, when present, show courage with the confidence with which I intend to be bold against some, who consider us to be walking according to the flesh.
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of good courage, don’t be afraid, nor be scared of them: for Yahweh your God, he it is who does go with you; he will not fail you, nor forsake you.
Joshua 1:9 Haven’t I commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; don’t be afraid, neither be dismayed: for Yahweh your God is with you wherever you go.
Acts 28:15 From there the brothers, when they heard of us, came to meet us as far as The Market of Appius and The Three Taverns. When Paul saw them, he thanked God, and took courage.
Joshua 1:6 Be strong and of good courage; for you shall cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.
2 Chronicles 32:7 Be strong and of good courage, don’t be afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude who is with him; for there is a greater with us than with him:
Joshua 1:18 Whoever he be who shall rebel against your commandment, and shall not listen to your words in all that you command him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of good courage.
2 Chronicles 25:11 Amaziah took courage, and led forth his people, and went to the Valley of Salt, and struck of the children of Seir ten thousand.
Joshua 10:25 Joshua said to them, Don’t be afraid, nor be dismayed; be strong and of good courage: for thus shall Yahweh do to all your enemies against whom you fight.
2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul, myself, entreat you by the humility and gentleness of Christ; I who in your presence am lowly among you, but being absent am of good courage toward you.
Deuteronomy 31:23 He gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be strong and of good courage; for you shall bring the children of Israel into the land which I swore to them: and I will be with you.
1 Chronicles 22:13 Then shall you prosper, if you observe to do the statutes and the ordinances which Yahweh gave Moses concerning Israel. Be strong, and of good courage. Don’t be afraid, neither be dismayed.
Deuteronomy 31:7 Moses called to Joshua, and said to him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of good courage: for you shall go with this people into the land which Yahweh has sworn to their fathers to give them; and you shall cause them to inherit it.
1 Chronicles 19:13 Be of good courage, and let us play the man for our people, and for the cities of our God: and Yahweh do that which seems him good.
2 Samuel 10:12 Be of good courage, and let us play the man for our people, and for the cities of our God: and Yahweh do that which seems him good.
2 Chronicles 32:5 He took courage, and built up all the wall that was broken down, and raised [it] up to the towers, and the other wall outside, and strengthened Millo [in] the city of David, and made weapons and shields in abundance.
1 Chronicles 28:20 David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: don’t be afraid, nor be dismayed; for Yahweh God, even my God, is with you; he will not fail you, nor forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of Yahweh is finished.
2 Chronicles 15:8 When Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominations out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from the hill-country of Ephraim; and he renewed the altar of Yahweh, that was before the porch of Yahweh.