17 Bible Verses About Faith To Encourage And Empower You When You Just Want To Give Up

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Sometimes the ground we stand upon is shaken. Sometimes we’re tossed and turned by the world, so much so, that we forget who we are and the God we serve. Sometimes we let what has happened to us change the way we see our strength, or the power of our Almighty Father. But here are seventeen verses about faith, in both good times and bad, to encourage you, empower you, and remind you that the God you believe in is bigger than anything you may face.


“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

— Isaiah 40:29-31


“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

— 2 Timothy 4:7


“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

— Galatians 6:9


“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

— Philippians 4:13


“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”

— 2 Chronicles 15:7


“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

— Joshua 1:9


“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.”

— 1 Corinthians 9:24


“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

— Romans 12:12


“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”

— Jeremiah 29:11


“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”

— James 1:12


“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.’”

— Mark 10:27


“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

— Matthew 11:28


“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


“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”

— Colossians 3:23-24


“Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus”.

— Philippians 3:13-14


“Though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.”

— Psalm 37:24


“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”

— 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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