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24 Bible Quotes To Inspire & Give You Strength During Hard Times

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25 Inspirational Bible Verses & Strength Quotes

Are you having a hard time? Are you smiling less? If you are feeling down and need a strength quote, you can look to inspirational Bible verses to help boost your spirits when you're down on your faith.

God wants to encourage you and the Bible has quotes of strength and encouraging verses to help you overcome feelings of fear.

If you are feeling upset and are having trouble changing that, you don’t have to deal with it alone. If you put your faith in God, he will take care of you when you need him to.

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You really aren’t alone in your feelings because everyone experiences hard times. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and you are strong enough to get through it.

It all comes in waves so you might feel sad today but tomorrow you might feel happy. It’s important to have a positive outlook and try to see the bright side of things even if it is difficult.

The Bible can give you answers to the questions you might be facing. You can turn to religion for advice on friendship, love, finding your inner strength, and so much more. Sometimes all you need when you are sad is to be guided in the right direction.

Once you read some quotes from the Bible and connect with your faith, the words can feel like they directly apply to you. The Bible has a lot of beautiful and truthful verses that you can resonate with.

Even better, you can tie the verses into what you are going through in life and see what advice comes from it. In doing this, you will have a deeper understanding of how to handle situations and the world around you.

To help you, here are 24 inspirational Bible verses and strength quotes that will inspire you when you are feeling down.

1. Be there for your friends.

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” — John 15:13

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2. Follow your heart.

“Be strong, and let your heart take courage." — Psalm 31:24​

3. You are cared for.

“Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” — 1 Peter 5:7

4. You have help.

"I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” — Isaiah 41:10

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5. Your inner self is being renewed.

“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen.” — 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

6. Channel the strength.

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” — Philippians 4:13

7. Do everything with love.

"Let all that you do be done in love.” — 1 Corinthians 16:13-14​

8. There is no fear in love.

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” — John 4:18

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9. Your faith is powerful.

“Our faith can move mountains.” — Matthews 17:20​

10. Seek with your heart.

"You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart." — Jeremiah 29:13

11. Do not judge others.

“Do not judge lest you be judged." — Matthew 7:1-5

12. Do what is right.

"Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place." — Jeremiah 22:3

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13. Care about justice for the poor.

"The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern." — Proverbs 29:7

14. Two are better than one.

"Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken." — Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

​15. Give it everything you have.

"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom." — Ecclesiastes 9:10​

16. Consider truth, honesty, justice, and beauty.

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” — Philippians 4:8​

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17. Love is patient.

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves." — Corinthians 13:4-8​

18. Cling to what is good.

“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.” — Romans 12:9​

19. Be strong and courageous.

“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​

20. Don't worry about tomorrow.

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” — Matthew 6:34​

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21. Overcome the world.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” — John 16:33

22. Banish anxiety.

"So then, banish anxiety from your heart and cast off the troubles of your body, for youth and vigor are meaningless." — Ecclesiastes 11:10

23. Blessed are those who mourn.

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." — Matthew 5:4

24. With wisdom comes sorrow.

"For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief." — Ecclesiastes 1:18

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Jaycee Levin is a writer who covers spirituality, relationship, and pop culture topics.