44 Bible Verses About Love And Strength

By David Small •  Updated: 01/10/22 •  13 min read

The Bible is a source of love and strength, giving people the courage to face life’s most difficult challenges.

The scripture in 1 John 4: 8 clarifies that God is Love. This includes people outside of our family circle and even more those people that we find it difficult to love.

Learning this, you will realize that Love, as such, is much more than just feelings. It is a command to hold ourselves to release the bitterness that disappointments often give us in our lives.

When we love and know more about God, we find that we can always trust Him, even in situations that seem impossible to resolve.

Putting our trust in God is putting our lives in his hands, in the security that, if we follow his will, he has the best for us.

These bible verses about love and strength will help you to trust God more in all areas of your life.

 

Love and strength.

The Bible has inspired people for thousands of years. Many have found hope in it during their most difficult times, and it continues to be an encouragement and support, even today.

God’s Word gives us the strength and courage we need when life gets hard. Here are powerful passages that can give you strength when you need it most.

  1. Psalm 46:1–3

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah

  1. Psalm 22:4-5

Our fathers trusted in You; They trusted, and You delivered them. They cried to You, and were delivered; trusted in You, and were not ashamed.

  1. Psalm 20:7-8

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God. They have bowed down and fallen, But we have risen and stand upright.

  1. Psalm 18:2

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my [a]strength, in whom I will trust. My shield and the [b]horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

  1. Psalm 119:28

My soul melts from heaviness; Strengthen me according to Your word.

  1. Psalm 126:5-6

Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, Bringing his sheaves with him.

  1. Psalm 91:1-2

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.

  1. Psalm 62:1-2

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

  1. Psalm 112: 1, 7-8

Praise the Lord! Happy are those who fear the Lord. They are not afraid of evil tidings; their hearts are firm, secure in the Lord. Their hearts are steady, they will not be afraid.

  1. Psalm 91:1-2

You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God in whom I trust.”

  1. Psalm 112: 1, 7-8

Praise the Lord! Happy are those who fear the Lord. They are not afraid of evil tidings; their hearts are firm, secure in the Lord. Their hearts are steady, they will not be afraid.

  1. Psalm 121:7-8

The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore.

  1. Psalm 3:3-5

But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. I cried to the LORD with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill. Selah I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustained me.

  1. Psalm 145:17-19

The Lord is righteous in all His ways, Gracious in all His works. The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in Truth. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him. He also will hear their cry and save them.

Love and strength our heritage in Christ

Through faith in Christ, we are given the spirit of power, love, and discipline, and for that reason, we have nothing to fear. We can hold onto God’s promises and be confident that he’ll see us through even the darkest of days.

  1. 2 Timothy 1:7

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-discipline.

  1. Psalm 138:3

When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted.

  1. Psalm 16:8

I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

  1. 2 Corinthians 12:9

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.

  1. Philippians 4: 12-13

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  Have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation . . . . I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

  1. 2 Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.

  1. Isaiah 40:29

He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might, He increases strength.

  1. 1 Peter 5: 10

But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

  1. Hebrews 4:16

Let us, therefore, come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

  1. 2 Thessalonians 3:16

Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.

God’s Word gives strength.

God’s Word is like a balm for a heart struggling in an ordeal. To read the Word of God and believe that these promises are for you. God has a personal love for you and is interested in seeing that things are going well for you.

These verses are like a lifesaver to catch yourself in a stormy sea while staying afloat. They are like a beacon in the distance, showing that safety and salvation are at hand.

God’s grace is sufficient for each one of us so that no storm will destroy us. We are safe in His hands, and we can weather any storm, all our trials, with our strengthened faith.

As Paul writes:

  1. Philippians 4:12-13

I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things, I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

  1. 2 Corinthians 12: 9

He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you because my power is perfected in weakness. Therefore, I will gladly boast in my weaknesses so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

  1. Philippians 1: 6

Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

  1. Ephesians 6:10

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and the power of His might.

Strengthen your trust in God

Our life here on earth is made up of good times and also bad times. And it is often those bad times that we face that affect us in such a big way that we become weak and discouraged.

God doesn’t want to see you give up, much less abandon his presence. God’s dreams are more significant than yours, so big that you can’t even imagine.

  1. Isaiah 41:10

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

  1. Isaiah 12:2

Behold, God is my salvation. I will trust and not be afraid. For Yah, the Lord is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.

  1. Matthew 21:21

So Jesus answered and said to them, Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done.

  1. Matthew 7:11

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

  1. Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

  1. John 16:33

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me, you may have peace. You will have tribulation in the world, but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.

Love and strength during financial difficulties

No one likes troubled times, and yet we cannot escape them. However, in our trials, we are not alone.

The God of peace and joy is at our side at all times. He sees everything that is happening, and He never ceases to support us.

We do not always understand what happens and why it happens, but we have the assurance that we are more than conquerors because of the One who loved us from the beginning.

So during these difficult times, hold on to His Word, for it is powerful to strengthen us and lift us.

Hoping that these few verses can touch you and that the Holy Spirit can comfort you

  1. Philippians 4:19

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

  1. Hebrews 10:35-36

Therefore, do not cast away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.

  1. Matthew 6: 31-32

Therefore, do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear? For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

  1. Nahum 1:7

The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.

  1. Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

  1. James 5:11

Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.

  1. Proverbs 18:10

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.

  1. Isaiah 40:29–31

He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might, He increases strength.

Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

  1. Isaiah 41:9–10

You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, And called from its farthest regions, And said to you, ‘You are My servant, I have chosen you and have not cast you away:

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

  1. 2 Corinthians 12:9–10

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

  1. Ephesians 6:10–11

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

  1. Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

  1. Romans 8:32

He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

  1. Isaiah 43:2

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you.

Trusting in God’s love and strength for us

Our daily news, the TV, and the press keep us up to date on global events. We often see or hear about wars and violence that are often the result of the wickedness of people’s hearts.

God continues to love us despite all the violence, wickedness, and disrespect.

  1. Exodus 34:6-7

And the LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.”

  1. Isaiah 49:15-16

“Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.

  1. Isaiah 54:10

For the mountains shall depart And the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has mercy on you.

  1. Jeremiah 31:3-4

The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness, I have drawn you.

Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! You shall again be adorned with your tambourines, And shall go forth in the dances of those who rejoice.

  1. 1 John 4:9-10

In this, the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Conclusion

Love is everywhere in the Bible. But these Bible verses about love and strength are more than inspirational quotes; they are instructions to help you become a better person, improve your relationships, and rely on God’s strength.

The verses serve as mantras for success and peace to take root in our minds and hearts.

David Small

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