I’m sure you’ve experienced times when you’re in pain, these Bible verses are great for people who want a positive and soothing reading. These can be used by most people of all ages, whether they are in pain or not, as a part of their daily readings.
Are you ever suffering from everyday or major trials? God knows you are. Enduring pain is just a part of life. There are many bible verses about enduring pain that can help you get through difficult times, but which ones should you read?
Life is hard. God knows that. He’s seen you through some pretty tough times, and he knows what you’re going through right now. You may feel alone in your trouble, but God promises that he can carry us through anything (1 Peter 5:7). There are many verses in the Bible encouraging Christians to endure pain. Here’s a list of Bible verses about enduring pain.
Bible Verses About Enduring Pain
It’s the voice that tells you can’t do it. That you’re not good enough. Not strong enough. Not enough.
The voice that says you have failed too many times, so you better just give up now before you fail again.
If you are feeling tired, discouraged, disheartened, or disappointed, and you just want to give up, read on.
The Bible has so much to say on this topic and it calls fear out for what it is – fear is a liar.
Look over the powerful words in Scripture encouraging you to never give up.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. – Hebrews 12:1-3
To this very hour we go hungry and thirsty, we are in rags, we are brutally treated, we are homeless. We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; when we are slandered, we answer kindly. We have become the scum of the earth, the garbage of the world—right up to this moment. – 1 Corinthians 4:11-13
But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. – 1 Peter 2:20
So that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience. – Colossians 1:10-11
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. – 1 Corinthians 10:13
For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had. – Romans 15:4-5
Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? – Hebrews 12:7
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. – James 1:2-4
Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself. – 2 Timothy 2:11-13
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. – Romans 5:3-5
Bible Verses About Enduring
The Bible is filled with verses about enduring. Here are some of my favorites:
“The one who endures to the end will be saved.” – Matthew 24:13
“All of them have strayed away; together they have become corrupt. There is no one who does good, not even one.” – Psalm 14:3
“It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; and he set out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he lived as a foreigner in the land of promise, as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, his heirs.” – Hebrews 11:8-9
“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 15:57
“A righteous man’s conscience is his fortress, but a wicked man’s conscience is his ruin.” – Proverbs 18:19
The Bible has many verses about enduring. The word “endurance” is used many times in the Bible. It means to last or continue through difficult circumstances. These verses can help us to endure the trials and tribulations of life.
Endurance Quotes From The Bible
“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” – James 1:12
“They endured much grief as they ministered faithfully among you as your ambassadors.” – 2 Corinthians 6:4
“For we have become partners of Christ if we hold fast our initial confidence firm until the end.” – Hebrews 3:14
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” -Galatians 6:9-10
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” -Romans 12:12
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” -2 Timothy 1:7
“The righteous are as bold as a lion.” Proverbs 28:1 (NIV)
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 (NIV)
“For you have been my hope, O Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth. From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother’s womb.” Psalm 71:5 (NIV)
“Though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand. I have been young and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging bread.” Psalm 37:24-25 (ESV)
“You know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 (ESV)
Romans 5:3-4 ESV / 123 helpful votes
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
Romans 5:1-21 ESV / 75 helpful votes
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. …
1 Corinthians 13:7 ESV / 57 helpful votes
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Romans 15:13 ESV / 44 helpful votes
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
James 1:12 ESV / 42 helpful votes
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
Hebrews 12:1-3 ESV / 40 helpful votes
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
Hebrews 10:36 ESV / 34 helpful votes
For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.
Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 29 helpful votes
Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
1 Peter 1:25 ESV / 21 helpful votes
But the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you.
James 5:10-11 ESV / 18 helpful votes
As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 18 helpful votes
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
Matthew 24:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes
But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
2 Timothy 4:2-8 ESV / 16 helpful votes
Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. …
James 1:2-4 ESV / 14 helpful votes
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
2 Timothy 2:3 ESV / 14 helpful votes
Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
Acts 14:22 ESV / 14 helpful votes
Strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.
Romans 8:28 ESV / 13 helpful votes
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:18 ESV / 12 helpful votes
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Colossians 1:24 ESV / 11 helpful votes
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church,
Matthew 10:22-23 ESV / 10 helpful votes
And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
1 Corinthians 9:24-25 ESV / 8 helpful votes
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.
Romans 15:4 ESV / 8 helpful votes
For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
Mark 13:9-13 ESV / 8 helpful votes
“But be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them. And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations. And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. And brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death. And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
Matthew 24:10-13 ESV / 8 helpful votes
And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
Matthew 10:22 ESV / 8 helpful votes
And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes
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 right hand.
2 Peter 2:20-22 ESV / 7 helpful votes
For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them. What the true proverb says has happened to them: “The dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.”
Hebrews 3:12-14 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.
Hebrews 3:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes
But Christ is faithful over God’s house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.
Romans 11:19-22 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Then you will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast through faith. So do not become proud, but fear. For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off.
John 16:33 ESV / 7 helpful votes
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 6 helpful votes
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Hebrews 6:4-6 ESV / 5 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.