Bible Verses About Life Struggles: 47 Powerful

By David Small •  Updated: 01/16/22 •  11 min read

Are you going through life struggles? Life presents us with challenges daily, and sometimes it is difficult to remain encouraged, with the desire to move forward and fight until the struggle is overcome.

How good to know that we can find words of encouragement in the Bible! God knows us, and in his divine mercy, he gives us words that encourage us to move forward, to trust regardless of the difficulties we are going through.

Do not run away from your struggles, nor seek shortcuts to win them, because even if you manage to win with shortcuts, your victory will not be fair.

Here in this article, you will find beautiful Bible verses about life struggles.

Come and meditate on the word of the Lord:

What does the Bible say about life struggles?

Life reserves us many moments of pain, and in these moments, we need to understand that trials are necessary so that we can win and declare victory.

The best achievements come through many struggles and battles. A man can’t be victorious without having fought. There is no victory without a fight. To achieve true success, we have to always be firm with God.

When we enter the battle, with our heads held high and straight, without lies, without shortcuts, we have honor in our victory, and no one will ever have reason to talk about us.

Winning is part of the life of the one who fights, and winning with honor is part of the life of the man who is straight in his ways. “Similarly, no athlete has crowned a winner if he does not compete according to the rules.” 2 Timothy 2:5

We can learn something new amid every situation. The apostle Paul also had illnesses and difficulties, but he learned to rejoice in the midst of them all.

They insulted him, persecuted him, he suffered greatly for the love of Christ, but he knew that God never abandoned him. Like Paul, we also have the sustaining power of God that renews our strength and helps us continue steadfast in him.

Bible verses about life struggles

  1. Isaiah 26:4

Trust in the LORD forever, For in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength.

  1. Habakkuk 3:19

The LORD God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, And He will make me walk on my high hills. To the Chief Musician. With my stringed instruments.

  1. Deuteronomy 1:21

Look, the LORD your God has set the land before you; go up and possess it, as the LORD God of your fathers has spoken to you; do not fear or be discouraged.’

  1. Isaiah 26:3

You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You Because he trusts in You.

  1. 2 Timothy 2:5

And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.

  1. John 16:33

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

  1. Luke 10:19

Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

  1. Matthew 11:28

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

  1. Revelation 2:26

And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations

Psalm bible verses about life struggles

We can turn to God at any time to give us new strength and help us during the daily grind.

He is not surprised by anything that happens to us, his eyes are on the whole Earth, and his hand is ready to act in favor of those who fear him.

We can trust knowing that he will always grant us the necessary strength to continue fighting and fulfill the work entrusted to us.

  1. Psalms 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. Psalms 73:26

My flesh and my heart fail, But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

  1. Psalms 18:2

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

  1. Psalms 37:39

But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in the time of trouble.

  1. Psalms 118:14-16

The Lord is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation. The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous; the right hand of the Lord does valiantly. Right hand of the Lord is exalted; The right hand of the Lord does valiantly

  1. Psalms 119:114-115

You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word. Depart from me, you evildoers, For I will keep the commandments of my God!

  1. Psalms 119:25

My soul clings to the dust; Revive me according to Your word

  1. Psalms 119:50

This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life.

  1. Psalms 119:71

It is good for me that I have been afflicted, That I may learn Your statutes.

  1. Psalms 120:1

In my distress, I cried to the LORD, And He heard me.

  1. Psalms 149:4

For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.

  1. Psalms 18:29

For by You I can run against a troop, By my God, I can leap over a wall.

  1. Psalms 18:35

You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand has held me up, Your gentleness has made me great.

Encouraging verses  about life struggles

God has prepared a spring of hope and faith for you when you are going through difficult times.

As humans, we go through hard times that bring discouragement to our lives and make us think that we are alone, but God, through his word, encourages us to move forward and not lose heart in the face of our struggles and difficulties.

God does not leave us alone or forsake us. You are his creation. We are his children, therefore, do not lose heart.

The following scriptures will encourage you in your daily life and give you inspiration and strength as you face life’s struggles.

  1. Revelation 2:7

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” ’

  1. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.

  1. Isaiah 40:31

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 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.

  1. Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

  1. Proverbs 18:10

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

  1. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

  1. John 14:27

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

God is bigger than the circumstances

We get overwhelmed by fixing our eyes on the circumstances around us. We must learn to focus on the greatness and power of God because there is nothing or no one greater or more powerful than him.

Even during earthquakes, hurricanes, or other catastrophes, we can experience the peace of God, that which is born from the full confidence of knowing that we are in his hands and that he is in control of everything.

  1. Psalm 46:1-2

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

  1. John 16:33

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

  1. Psalms 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. 2 Timothy 1:7

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

  1. Psalms 16:8

I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.

  1. Psalms 55:22

Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

  1. 1 Peter 5:7

casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

Where your strength ends, God’s begin

Even if you run out of strength, even if you feel that it ends, do not give in because God’s strength begins there, do not faint.

Remember that his power is unlimited, his love for you is unconditional, renew your faith, trust that he will bless your strengths, and his hand you will get out of any situation however difficult it may be.

We are troubled in everything, but not tragic; in trouble, not desperate; persecuted, but not abandoned; shot down, but not destroyed.

No matter how hard the Battle is. You will not be Defeated, but remember that it is not with your strength. It is with the Strength of the LORD. God will always be on your side.

Remember: There are no limits for those who have faith in God. Every day is a new opportunity!

  1. 1 Corinthians 15:57

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

  1. Romans 8:37

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

  1. Revelation 3:21

To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.

  1. Deuteronomy 20:4

for the LORD your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.’

  1. Ephesians 6:13

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

  1. Psalm 108:13

Through God, we will do valiantly, For it is He who shall tread down our enemies.

  1. 1 Peter 3:14

But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake, you are blessed. “And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.

  1. Matthew 6:34

Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its things. Sufficient for the day is its trouble.

  1. Isaiah 35:10

And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, And come to Zion with singing, With everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness, And sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

  1. John 16:22

Therefore you now have sorrow, but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.

In conclusion

Our struggles and difficulties must not paralyze us. We must actively seek God’s presence because that is where we find the new strength we need.

God is our refuge and, as a good refuge, he protects us from the attacks of the enemy. Let us not stop going to him in prayer at any time to receive the renewing and refreshing balm that will encourage us to continue and persevere.

Don’t focus on life struggles. Look what is ahead, the goals God puts in your heart, and the great goal of eternal life with Christ Jesus. You will see how your perspective on life changes!

David Small

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