There are those days when your mind and body are feeling tired and just plain weak. Maybe you’re exhausted from a crazy busy week at work or dealing with stressful health issues. In either case, it’s probable that you’re suffering from a good old-fashioned case of burnout. But a bad week or career bump in the road shall pass, and these Bible verses about strength and quotes about strength might just help get you through it.
When you’re feeling down and out, we often look to family and loved ones for encouragement. In addition, for many people, their Bible provides meaningful verses and relatable stories to help pull them out of their slump. In the Bible, you can find reassuring Bible verses about hope that are encouraging and uplifting, as well as Bible verses about healing. Scripture can serve as a great reminder that, with a little faith, strength can always be found, even when we think it’s lost.
Whether you are feeling spiritually, mentally, or physically weak at the moment, we hope these 20 Bible verses about finding strength will help you find courage, peace, and calm within you and around you to face your world.
You may safely and confidently navigate all the mazes of this world with God’s Word in your hands and mind. The true and narrow path is so boldly outlined that even a runner can read it. A traveler, even a fool, can safely navigate it (Isaiah 35:8) because it is clearly marked with God’s laws, even though the rest of the world can’t see them. The Spirit of Truth, who is unseen, guides us and reassures us when we are unsure of what to do, saying “This is the way, walk ye in it” (Isaiah 30:21). As a result, you can continue on your journey to the city of God with peace of mind as you rely on the Bible as “a lamp to your feet, and a light unto your path” (Psalm 119:105), a route that no one knows save He who leads you.
The path brightens as you travel over mountains and through valleys, eventually leading to the ideal day. That’s what the wise say (Proverbs 4:18). If we pay attention and steer our rickety schooner by God’s Word, we will reach the promised land of eternal peace and rest without hitting any snags along the way. But if we are not careful and arrogant and rely on our own conceits, we will sink our faith. A young lieutenant in the English navy recently reported a previously unknown and potentially hazardous rock in the Mediterranean to the admiralty. The directive to include it on all charts was sent via telegraph to every station.
The first vessel to pass over the spot was captained by an elderly man who, upon seeing the fresh warning on his map, was curious as to who had first reported the rock. When told this, he said, “There is no such rock there.” Twenty years of sailing this sea has left me without evidence of such a rock. Then, full of self-importance, he ordered his sailing-master to take the ship straight over the target. The brave ship sailed straight through the perilous area. The ship crashed with terrible force, taking the lives of everyone aboard. Many a Christian has gone down in flames due to arrogance or ignoring his infallible compass. We pray that the Holy Spirit would prompt us to carefully examine the course laid out for us by God.
Acts 17:27 ESV / 215 helpful votes
That they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us,
Jeremiah 29:13 ESV / 210 helpful votes
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
Proverbs 8:17 ESV / 140 helpful votes
I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.
Deuteronomy 4:29 ESV / 93 helpful votes
But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Matthew 7:8 ESV / 83 helpful votes
For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
Matthew 7:7 ESV / 70 helpful votes
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
Jeremiah 33:3 ESV / 61 helpful votes
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
Ephesians 5:8 ESV / 59 helpful votes
For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
John 3:16 ESV / 50 helpful votes
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Luke 15:24 ESV / 34 helpful votes
For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.
Matthew 6:33 ESV / 32 helpful votes
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 31 helpful votes
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 27 helpful votes
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
Romans 10:17 ESV / 26 helpful votes
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Romans 1:20 ESV / 23 helpful votes
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 20 helpful votes
A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …
1 John 4:17 ESV / 19 helpful votes
By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world.
Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 18 helpful votes
The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
Philippians 4:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 16 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.
John 14:27 ESV / 15 helpful votes
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
James 1:5 ESV / 14 helpful votes
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.
Bible Verses About Being Happy And Enjoying Life
Romans 12:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Psalm 40:16 ESV / 13 helpful votes
But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the Lord!”
Psalm 34:10 ESV / 13 helpful votes
The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
1 John 4:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
John 12:37 ESV / 12 helpful votes
Though he had done so many signs before them, they still did not believe in him,
Matthew 22:37-39 ESV / 12 helpful votes
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Isaiah 55:8-9 ESV / 12 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Isaiah 5:20 ESV / 65 helpful votes
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Proverbs 17:15 ESV / 14 helpful votes
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord.
Malachi 2:17 ESV / 10 helpful votes
You have wearied the Lord with your words. But you say, “How have we wearied him?” By saying, “Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and he delights in them.” Or by asking, “Where is the God of justice?”
Exodus 23:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent and righteous, for I will not acquit the wicked.
1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV / 8 helpful votes
Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
Romans 8:28 ESV / 7 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.
Psalm 11:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes
The Lord tests the righteous, but his soul hates the wicked and the one who loves violence.
Exodus 20:16 ESV / 6 helpful votes
“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
2 Peter 1:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.
Romans 11:29 ESV / 5 helpful votes
For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
Acts 2:38 ESV / 5 helpful votes
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Malachi 2:1-3 ESV / 5 helpful votes
“And now, O priests, this command is for you. If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the Lord of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because you do not lay it to heart. Behold, I will rebuke your offspring, and spread dung on your faces, the dung of your offerings, and you shall be taken away with it.
Proverbs 18:5 ESV / 5 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
It is not good to be partial to the wicked or to deprive the righteous of justice.
Proverbs 18:22 ESV / 635 helpful votes
He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.
Psalm 37:4 ESV / 502 helpful votes
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Proverbs 31:10-31 ESV / 440 helpful votes
An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar. …
Proverbs 19:14 ESV / 403 helpful votes
House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.
Genesis 2:18 ESV / 378 helpful votes
Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”
Proverbs 12:4 ESV / 323 helpful votes
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.
1 Corinthians 7:1-40 ESV / 243 helpful votes
Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. …
1 Corinthians 7:2 ESV / 166 helpful votes
But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.
Proverbs 31:10 ESV / 166 helpful votes
An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.
Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 165 helpful votes
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
Proverbs 21:9 ESV / 135 helpful votes
It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.
Matthew 5:28 ESV / 128 helpful votes
But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
1 Peter 3:7 ESV / 124 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
James 1:2-4 ESV / 10 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.
1 Peter 1:8 ESV / 9 helpful votes
Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory,
Philippians 4:4 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.
John 17:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes
But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
John 16:24 ESV / 7 helpful votes
Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
Psalm 118:24 ESV / 7 helpful votes
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
1 John 1:4 ESV / 6 helpful votes
And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.
John 3:27-35 ESV / 6 helpful votes
John answered, “A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven. You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, ‘I am not the Christ, but I have been sent before him.’ The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. He must increase, but I must decrease.” He who comes from above is above all. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks in an earthly way. He who comes from heaven is above all. …
Matthew 5:11-12 ESV / 6 helpful votes
“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Galatians 5:22 ESV / 5 helpful votes
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Jeremiah 15:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes
Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts.
Hebrews 12:2 ESV / 4 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.
Psalm 16:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Nehemiah 8:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes
Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
1 Peter 1:3 ESV / 3 helpful votes
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
Romans 8:28 ESV / 3 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Bible Verses on Happiness And Contentment
At some point, we all face circumstances that are unsettling and take us out of our comfort zones. Whether you’re facing a big life decision, a tough conversation with a good friend, or test results from a recent doctor’s visit, a peaceful mindset can help you find the strength and comfort you need to combat any and all uncertainty and restlessness. When you’re ready to face these situations head on, look to the Bible as a source for finding peace. The Good Book is chock full of wise words that can help ease anxiety—including Bible verses about healing, Bible verses about hope, and Bible verses about strength. Click through for our carefully curated verses about finding peace that we hope ease any pain you, a family member, or a loved one are currently experiencing.
“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.”
“In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
“In his days may the righteous flourish, and peace abound, till the moon be no more!”
“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.’ ”
“And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.”
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’ ”
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
“Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed.”
“Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy.”
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”