This list of the top Bible verses about strength will help you down the right path to strengthening your faith in the midst of struggle or turmoil. God is our strength and we should be more consistent in going to him when we are weak. He wants to be our strength and he wants to shine through our weaknesses, we just have to make space for him in our lives.

A poem written by Johnny Ray Ryder, Jr. illustrates the strength of an oak tree in the midst of a mighty wind. There are some parallels that we can draw between the oak tree and our spiritual lives. He imagines a mighty wind continuously beating against the oak tree trying to bring it down.The oak tree represents our faith and the wind represents the constant attacks the world sends our way. We are under attack daily and if we aren’t constantly aware and always prepared, we can give in and stop fighting. How do we find the strength in those situations? How do we keep up the spiritual fight? Through the story of the Bible, as God works in the lives of people just like you and me, we see points of instruction and encouragement to keep us faithful, to keep us rooted in the love and call of God.


“The Oak Tree”

A mighty wind blew night and day
It stole the oak tree’s leaves away,
then snapped it’s boughs
and pulled it’s bark
until the oak was tired and stark.
But still the oak tree held it’s ground
while other trees fell all around…
The weary wind gave up and spoke,
“How can you still be standing, Oak?”
The oak tree said, “I know that you
can break each branch of mine in two,
carry every leaf away,
shake my limbs, and make me sway.
But I have roots stretched in the earth,
growing stronger since my birth.
You’ll never touch them, for you see,
they are the deepest part of me.
Until today, I wasn’t sure
of just how much I could endure.
But now I’ve found, with thanks to you,
I’m stronger than I ever knew.”
~ Johnny Ray Ryder, Jr. 

Top Bible Verses About Strength


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God’s Strength

“Do not strive in your own strength; cast yourself at the feet of the Lord Jesus, and wait upon Him in the sure confidence that He is with you, and works in you. Strive in prayer; let faith fill your heart–so will you be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.” – Andrew Murray

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. – Exodus 15:2 (Amplified Bible)

1 Chronicles 16:11  

Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face continually [longing to be in His presence]. – 1 Chronicles 16:11 (Amplified Bible)

Nehemiah 8:10

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.” – Nehemiah 8:10 (English Standard Version)

Psalm 27: 1-3

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? When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war may rise against me, in this I will be confident. – Psalm 27: 1-3 (New King James Version)

Psalm 18:1-2

I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. – Psalm 18:1-2 (English Standard Version)

Psalm 18:30-32

This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God?— the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless. – Psalm 18:30-32 (English Standard Version)

Psalm 37:39

But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in the time of trouble. – Psalm 37:39 (New King James Version)

Psalm 46:1-3

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah – Psalm 46:1-3 (English Standard Version)

Psalm 73:26

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. – Psalm 73:26 (English Standard Version)

Psalm 59:16

But as for me, I will sing of Your mighty strength and power; Yes, I will sing joyfully of Your lovingkindness in the morning; For You have been my stronghold and a refuge in the day of my distress. – Psalm 59:16 (Amplified Bible)

Proverbs 18:10

The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe. – Proverbs 18:10 (New Living Translation)

Isaiah 26: 3-4

The Lord gives perfect peace to those whose faith is firm. So always trust the Lord because he is forever our mighty rock. – Isaiah 26: 3-4 (Contemporary English Version)

Isaiah 43:1-3

But now, this is what the Lord says—he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead. – Isaiah 43:1-3 (New International Version)

Joel 3:16

The Lord also will roar from Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem; the heavens and earth will shake; but the Lord will be a shelter for His people, and the strength of the children of Israel. – Joel 3:16 (New King James Version)

Matthew 19:26

But Jesus looked at them and said to them, ‘With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’ – Matthew 19:26 (English Standard Version)

John 16:33

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.” – John 16:33 (English Standard Version)

Ephesians 1:18-21

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. – Ephesians 1:18-21 (New International Version)

Ephesians 6:10

In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [draw your strength from Him and be empowered through your union with Him] and in the power of His [boundless] might. – Ephesians 6:10 (Amplified Bible)

Strength Received

“If we desire our faith to be strengthened, we should not shrink from opportunities where our faith may be tried, and therefore, through trial, be strengthened.” – George Mueller

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6 (English Standard Version)

Judges 6:14

The LORD turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” – Judges 6:14 (New International Version)

1 Samuel 2:4

Our Lord, you break the bows of warriors, but you give strength to everyone who stumbles. – 1 Samuel 2:4 (Contemporary English Version)

2 Samuel 22:33

God is my strength and power, and He makes my way perfect. – 2 Samuel 22:33 (New King James Version)

Psalm 16:8

I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. – Psalm 16:8 (New International Version)

Psalm 18:39

You armed me with strength for battle; you humbled my adversaries before me. – Psalm 18:39 (New International Version)

Psalm 62:1-2

For God alone my soul waits in silence; from Him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my defense and my strong tower; I will not be shaken or disheartened. – Psalm 62:1-2 (Amplified Bible)

Psalm 138:3

On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased. – Psalm 138:3 (English Standard Version)

Ecclesiastes 4:9-13

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Better was a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king who no longer knew how to take advice. – Ecclesiastes 4:9-13 (English Standard Version)

Isaiah 12:2

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God[a] is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” – Isaiah 12:2 (English Standard Version)

Isaiah 40:29-31

He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. – Isaiah 40:29-31 (New Living Translation)

Isaiah 41:10

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. – Isaiah 41:10 (New Living Translation)

Jeremiah 1:18

Now behold, I have made you today like a fortified city and like an iron pillar and like bronze walls against the whole land—against the [successive] kings of Judah, against its leaders, against its priests, and against the people of the land [giving you divine strength which no hostile power can overcome]. – Jeremiah 1:18 (Amplified Bible)

Jeremiah 16:19-20

O Lord, my strength and my stronghold, my refuge in the day of trouble, to you shall the nations come from the ends of the earth and say: “Our fathers have inherited nothing but lies, worthless things in which there is no profit. Can man make for himself gods? Such are not gods!” – Jeremiah 16:19-20 (English Standard Version)

Daniel 10:19

And he said, “O man greatly beloved, fear not! Peace be to you; be strong, yes, be strong!” So when he spoke to me I was strengthened, and said, “Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.” – Daniel 10:19 (New King James Version)

Micah 5:4

And he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth. – Micah 5:4 (English Standard Version)

Habakkuk 3:19

The Lord God is my strength [my source of courage, my invincible army]; He has made my feet [steady and sure] like hinds’ feet and makes me walk [forward with spiritual confidence] on my [a]high places [of challenge and responsibility]. – Habakkuk 3:19 (Amplified Bible)

Luke 10:19

I have given you the power to trample on snakes and scorpions and to defeat the power of your enemy Satan. Nothing can harm you. – Luke 10:19 (Contemporary English Version)

Acts 6:8

Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people. – Acts 6:8 (New International Version)

1 Corinthians 10:13

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 Corinthians 10:13 (English Standard Version)

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13 (New King James Version)

2 Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. – 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (New American Standard Bible)

1 Timothy 1:12

I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, – 1 Timothy 1:12 (English Standard Version)

1 Peter 4:11

If you have the gift of speaking, preach God’s message. If you have the gift of helping others, do it with the strength that God supplies. Everything should be done in a way that will bring honor to God because of Jesus Christ, who is glorious and powerful forever. Amen. – 1 Peter 4:11 (Contemporary English Version)

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength so that I might preach the Good News in its entirety for all the Gentiles to hear. And he rescued me from certain death. – 2 Timothy 4:17 (New Living Translation)

Lack of Strength

“No one enjoys feeling weak, whether it is emotionally, spiritually or physically. There is something within the human spirit that wants to resist the thought of weakness. Many times this is nothing more than our human pride at work. Just as weakness carries a great potential for strength, pride carries an equally great potential for defeat.” – Charles Stanley

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.’ – Deuteronomy 20:4 (English Standard Version)

Joshua 1:9

This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9 (New Living Translation)

Psalm 31:24

Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord! – Psalm 31:24 (English Standard Version)

Jeremiah 9:23

This is what the LORD says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches,” – Jeremiah 9:23 (New International Version)

Hosea 10:13

You have planted evil, harvested injustice, and eaten the fruit of your lies. You trusted your own strength and your powerful forces. – Hosea 10:13 (Contemporary English Version)

Mark 14:37-38

And he came and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Could you not watch one hour? Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” – Hosea 10:13 (English Standard Version)

1 Corinthians 16:13

Be on guard; stand firm in your faith [in God, respecting His precepts and keeping your doctrine sound]. Act like [mature] men and be courageous; be strong. – 1 Corinthians 16:13 (Amplified Bible)

2 Timothy 1:7

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. – 2 Timothy 1:7 (New International Version)

Examples of Strength

“When a man has no strength, if he leans on God, he becomes powerful.” – D.L. Moody

1 Samuel 30:6

David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God. – 1 Samuel 30:6 (New International Version)

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.’ – Mark 12:30 (New International Version)

Acts 18:23

After spending some time there, he departed and went from one place to the next through the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples. – Acts 18:23 (English Standard Version)

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