Fighting Battles: 60 Powerful Bible Verses

By David Small •  Updated: 03/07/22 •  12 min read

Are you fighting battles in your life? Life presents us with challenges on a daily basis, and sometimes it is difficult to remain encouraged, with the desire to move forward and fight until the battle 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 battles we are fighting.

Meditate on these 60 verses about fighting the battles of life. Remember that you are not alone!

Inspiring Bible Verses about Fighting Battles.

  1. Joshua 10:25

Then Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed; be strong and of good courage, for thus the LORD will do to all your enemies against whom you fight.”

  1. 2 Thessalonians 3:3

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

  1. James 4:7

Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

  1. Romans 8:37-39

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

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  1. Colossians 1:13-14

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

  1. Psalms 91:1

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

  1. Deuteronomy 28:7

“The LORD will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.

Bible Verses about Fighting Battles from the New Testament.

We are in a battle, and we need to keep our eyes on what is already ours: eternal life. Don’t let the daily struggles distract you from the victory you have in Jesus.

  1. Ephesians 6:12

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

  1. 2 Corinthians 10:3-4

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds

  1. Galatians 5:17

For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another so that you do not do the things that you wish.

  1. 1 Peter 2:11

Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul

  1. 2 Timothy 4:18

And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen!

  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. 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. 2 Timothy 2:3

You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

  1. 1 Corinthians 16:13

Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.

Bible Verses On God Fighting Our Battles.

When the battle is so tense that you just want to run, run to the Lord! He is a strong tower. In his arms, you will find protection and victory.

  1. Proverbs 18:10

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

  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. Ephesians 6:18

praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints

  1. 2 Samuel 22:40

For You have armed me with strength for the battle; You have subdued under me those who rose against me.

  1. Psalms 18:32-33

It is God who arms me with strength, And makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of deer And sets me on my high places.

  1. Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

  1. 1 Timothy 6:12

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called, and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

  1. 1 Peter 5:8

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

  1. Ephesians 6:11

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

  1. 2 Timothy 4:7-8

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

Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.

  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.

Also See: 47 Encouraging Bible Verses About Life Struggles.

Bible verses about fighting battles from the Old Testament.

Behind some of our daily interactions with men, behind some circumstances, behind some adversities, lurk shadows, shrouded in mystery and confusion – Satan is real.

Angels, demons, life battles also exist. But we don’t have to live in fear. We can count on God to fight against these invisible forces. We have the victory.

  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. 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. Psalm 18:39

For You have armed me with strength for the battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.

  1. Isaiah 8:9

“Be shattered, O you peoples, and be broken in pieces! Give ear, all you from far countries. Gird yourselves, but be broken in pieces; Gird yourselves, but be broken in pieces.

  1. Deuteronomy 20:3

And he shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel: Today you are on the verge of battle with your enemies. Do not let your heart faint, do not be afraid, and do not tremble or be terrified because of them

  1. Deuteronomy 20:8

“The officers shall speak further to the people, and say, ‘What man is there who is fearful and fainthearted? Let him go and return to his house, lest the heart of his brethren faint like his heart.’

  1. Ecclesiastes 9:11

I returned and saw under the sun that— The race is not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favor to men of skill; But time and chance happen to them all.

  1. Deuteronomy 31:23

Then He inaugurated Joshua the son of Nun, and said, “Be strong and of good courage; for you shall bring the children of Israel into the land of which I swore to them, and I will be with you.”

Bible Verses about Fighting your Battles.

Remember that God is with you even in the midst of the most painful and disturbing situations. He strengthens you and does not abandon you even if everything around you seems to collapse. Is your shelter! He will fight the battles for you.

  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 138:7-8

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand Against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me.

The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

  1. Exodus 15:3

The LORD is a man of war; The LORD is His name.

  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. Psalm 28:7

The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him.

  1. Romans 8:31

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

  1. Exodus 14:14

The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”

  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 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 8:10

Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing; Speak the word, but it will not stand, For God is with us.”

Meditate on his word, obey and you shall win the battle

Fill your mind with the Word of God! Don’t let problems obsess you.

Meditate on the promises of the Father and obey his direction. You will see that by filling your mind with his thoughts your attitude changes and fighting the battles of life will become easy.

  1. Joshua 1:8

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it.

For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

  1. Psalm 34:18

The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart And saves such as have a contrite spirit.

  1. James 1:12

Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

  1. 1 John 4:4

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

  1. Isaiah 8:12

“Do not say, ‘A conspiracy,’ Concerning all that this people call a conspiracy, Nor be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled.

  1. Deuteronomy 20:1

“When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the LORD your God is with you, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.

  1. Psalm 44:5

Through You we will push down our enemies; Through Your name, we will trample those who rise up against us.

  1. Isaiah 7:4

and say to him: ‘Take heed, and be quiet; do not fear or be fainthearted for these two stubs of smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria, and the son of Remaliah.

  1. Matthew 10:28

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

  1. Isaiah 8:11

For the LORD spoke thus to me with a strong hand and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying

  1. Deuteronomy 9:3

Therefore understand today that the LORD your God is He who goes over before you as a consuming fire. He will destroy them and bring them down before you; so you shall drive them out and destroy them quickly, as the LORD has said to you.

  1. Isaiah 45:2

‘I will go before you And make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze And cut the bars of iron.

  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. Deuteronomy 3:22

You must not fear them, for the LORD your God Himself fights for you.’

  1. Joshua 23:10

One man of you shall chase a thousand, for the LORD your God is He who fights for you, as He promised you.

In conclusion

We hope that these bible verses about fighting the battles of life will help you in your daily life.

Since the fight we have is not against flesh but against powers, these verses encourage us to remain firm in our position as good soldiers and warriors of God.

In his immense wisdom, God gives us everything we need to resist and win on a bad day. We are the ones who must learn to use the tools and indications that he left us in his Word.

Learn to wear the armor of God and claim the authority you have in him. This way, you will get the victory.

David Small

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