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Uplifting Bible Verses of
Strength, Courage, and Hope



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.”



2 Samuel 22:31

God’s way is perfect. All the Lord’s promises prove true. He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.



1 Chronicles 28:20

 Then David continued, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. He will see to it that all the work related to the Temple of the Lord is finished correctly.



Job 17:9

The righteous keep moving forward,
      and those with clean hands become stronger and stronger



Psalm 3:4

I cried out to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy mountain. 



Psalm 9:9

The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.



Psalm 18:1-2

    I love you, Lord;
      you are my strength.
    The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior;
      my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
   He is my shield, the power that saves me,
      and my place of safety.



Psalm 18:6

    But in my distress I cried out to the Lord; yes, I prayed to my God for help.
   He heard me from his sanctuary;
      my cry to him reached his ears.



Psalm 23:1

    The Lord is my shepherd;
      I have all that I need.



Psalm 23:4

 Even when I walk
      through the darkest valley,
   I will not be afraid,
      for you are close beside me.
   Your rod and your staff
      protect and comfort me.



Psalm 23:5

    You prepare a feast for me
      in the presence of my enemies.
   You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
      My cup overflows with blessings.



Psalm 27:1   

      The Lord is my light and my salvation —  

so why should I be afraid?   

The Lord is my fortress, protecting me

from danger, so why should I tremble?



Psalm 28:7

    The Lord is my strength and shield.
      I trust him with all my heart.
   He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.
      I burst out in songs of thanksgiving.




Psalm 30:2

    O Lord my God, I cried to you for help,
      and you restored my health.


Psalm 34:4

    I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me.
      He freed me from all my fears.



Psalm 34:19

   The righteous person faces many troubles,
      but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.



Psalm 37:3

   Trust in the Lord and do good.
      Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.



Psalm 37:4

    Take delight in the Lord,
      and he will give you your heart’s desires.



Psalms 37:24

   Though they stumble, they will never fall,
      for the Lord holds them by the hand.



Psalm 39:7

    And so, Lord, where do I put my hope?
      My only hope is in you.



Psalms 40:1

    I waited patiently for the Lord to help me,
      and he turned to me and heard my cry.



Psalms 46:1 

 God is our refuge and strength,
      always ready to help in times of trouble



Psalms 50:15

Then call on me when you are in trouble,
      and I will rescue you,
      and you will give me glory.”



Psalms 55:22

  Give your burdens to the Lord,
      and he will take care of you.
      He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.



Psalms 57:1

    Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy!
      I look to you for protection.
   I will hide beneath the shadow of your wings
      until the danger passes by.



Psalms 62:8

   O my people, trust in him at all times.
      Pour out your heart to him,
      for God is our refuge.



Psalms 66:19

 But God did listen!
      He paid attention to my prayer.




Psalms 73:26

   My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak,
      but God remains the strength of my heart;
      he is mine forever.



Psalms 91:3-7

    For he will rescue you from every trap
      and protect you from deadly disease.
    He will cover you with his feathers.
      He will shelter you with his wings.
      His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

    Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
      nor the arrow that flies in the day.
    Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
      nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
    Though a thousand fall at your side,
      though ten thousand are dying around you,
      these evils will not touch you.



Psalms 107:6

     “Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble,
      and he rescued them from their distress.




Psalms 107:19

   “Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble,
      and he saved them from their distress.




Psalms 118:6

    The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear.
      What can mere people do to me?




Psalms 121:2

    My help comes from the Lord,
      who made heaven and earth!



Psalms 138:3

    As soon as I pray, you answer me;
      you encourage me by giving me strength.



Psalms 138:7  

Though I am surrounded by troubles,
      you will protect me from the anger of my enemies.
   You reach out your hand,
      and the power of your right hand saves me.




Proverbs 3:5-6

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
      do not depend on your own understanding.
    Seek his will in all you do,
      and he will show you which path to take



Proverbs 12:25

   Worry weighs a person down;
      an encouraging word cheers a person up.



Proverbs 29:25

  Fearing people is a dangerous trap,
      but trusting the Lord means safety




Isaiah 41:10-13

   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.
   For I hold you by your right hand—
      I, the Lord your God.
   And I say to you,
      ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.



Isaiah 43:2

    When you go through deep waters,
      I will be with you.
   When you go through rivers of difficulty,
      you will not drown.
   When you walk through the fire of oppression,
      you will not be burned up;
      the flames will not consume you.



Nahum 1:7

   The Lord is good,
      a strong refuge when trouble comes.
      He is close to those who trust in him.



Matthew 5:4

God blesses those who mourn,
      for they will be comforted.



Matthew 6:25-27

 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?  Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?  Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?




Matthew 10:28

“Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell.



Mark 9:23

“What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.”



Mark 11:22

   Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God.




Luke 6:21

God blesses you who are hungry now,
      for you will be satisfied.
   God blesses you who weep now,
      for in due time you will laugh.



Luke 12:32

 “So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.



John 14:1

       “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.



John 15:4-9

Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.

   “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. Anyone who does not remain in me is thrown away like a useless branch and withers. Such branches are gathered into a pile to be burned. But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father. “I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.




Romans 5:3-4

 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.



Romans 8:28

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.




1 Corinthians 16:13

   Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.



2 Corinthians 4:8-9

We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.



Galatians 6:9

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.



2 Thessalonians 3:13

As for the rest of you, dear brothers and sisters, never get tired of doing good.



2 Timothy 1:7

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.



Hebrews 13:5-6

 Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said,

   “I will never fail you.
      I will never abandon you.”

   So we can say with confidence,

   “The Lord is my helper,
      so I will have no fear.
      What can mere people do to me?



1 Peter 3:14

But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats.



1 Peter 5:7

Give all your worries and cares to God for He cares about you.



James 1:12

God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.




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