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About Strength

Inspirational Bible verses about strength are found throughout the word of God. These verses offer encouragement and strength as we are inspired toward righteousness. These inspiring Scripture verses help to deepen our faith and strengthen our relationship with the Lord. Many people seek strength and inspiration, and peace for their lives from family and friends. Yes, they can provide words to encourage, but only the Scriptures as God’s words, are the way, the truth, and will for our lives.


  1. Judges 16:6 – And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray thee, wherein thy great strength lieth, and wherewith thou mightest be bound to afflict thee.
  • Delilah through her womanly wiles, implores Samson to prove that he likes her, by telling her what gives him strength. The Philistines paid her to get this information. The world today always asks Christians, why they are so strong and where does their strength come from.


  1. Judges 16:17 – So he told her all that was in his heart and said to her, A razor has never come on my head, for I have been a Nazirite to God from my mother’s womb. If I am shaved, then my strength will leave me and I will become weak and be like any other man.
  • Everyday during Samson’s confinement, the Bible says that Delilah pressed him to tell him what gives him strength. Women were Samson’s weakness and downfall, therefore he could not resist her temptress wiles and told her everything.


  1. 1 Samuel 2:31 – Behold, the days are coming when I will break your strength and the strength of your father’s house so that there will not be an old man in your house.
  • The withdrawal of the high priesthood from Eleazar, the elder of Aaron‘s two sons, after Nadab and Abihu were destroyed, that dignity had been conferred on the family of Ithamar, to which Eli belonged, and now that his descendants had failed in this honor, their priesthood and rule would be taken from them and restored to the elder branch.


  1. Psalm 18:2 – “I love You, O Lord, my strength.” The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
  • David is running and hiding from Saul. David sees how God has hidden him and kept him safe, physically, mentally, and spiritually. This is David’s worship prayer to God for keeping him safe in caves/rocks and even using a spider to spin a web over the entrance to a cave where Sau’ls men passed by, stating that David could not be in this cave because the web has not been disturbed!


  1. Psalm 28: 7-8 – The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him. The Lord is their strength, And He is a saving defense to His anointed.
  • David knows that his failing strength is only due to God. He tells God that he realizes that only God has saved him. David states that if I keep faith and trust in God that He helps me, which makes David’s heart happy and sound.


  1. Psalm 31:10 – For my life is spent with sorrow And my years with sighing; My strength has failed because of my iniquity, And my body has wasted away.
  • A Psalmist knows that his downfall is all due to his own sins and not due to anything God did.


  1. Psalm 46:1 – God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
  • A Psalmist states that only God protects us and gives us strength to carry on. God is always near us, especially when there is trouble.


  1. Psalm 71:9 – Do not cast me off in the time of old age; Do not forsake me when my strength fails.
  • With elder age can come infirmities and weaknesses. However, David states that as my outward man may age, my inward man is renewed daily. There were times when David thought that God had forgotten him and now as he has aged, he asks God to be with him just as He was when David was younger.


  1. Ecclesiastes 9:16 – So I said, “Wisdom is better than strength.” But the wisdom of the poor man is despised and his words are not heeded.
  • Solomon’s writings on the value and the vulnerability of wisdom. It is noted that wisdom is more valuable than strength or weapons. Many educators and spiritual leaders have learned that not everyone listens to their advice and it seems at times that wisdom is only heard when all other options have been removed.


  1. Isaiah 40:29 – He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power.
  • The design of this verse is to give consolation to the afflicted and down-trodden Jews in Babylon, by reminding them God gives strength to those who are weary and powerless, but that they must look to him for support.


  1. Isaiah 40:31 – Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.
  • The prophet Isaiah reminds the people of God that they must keep their trust in Him and they shall become strong in faith; God gives them strength, if they seek Him and His way. We must wait on God and trust in Him at all times.


  1. Habakkuk 3:19 – The Lord God is my strength, And He has made my feet like hinds’ feet, and makes me walk on my high places.
  • As a prophet, Habakkuk was a contemporary of Jeremiah. He prophesied for God between 608 B. C. and 638 B. C. when there was great political and moral crisis. As he dealt with people who were discouraged and depressed and did not want to listen to him, Habakkuk reminds himself that God is his continued strength. Only through his strengthened faith can he go around the area and prophecy safely in both high and low places.


  1. Mark 12:30 – and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.
  • This verse shows the properties of how to love our heavenly Father. True love of God supersedes the love to man. We must love Him with our whole being, our whole strength. Bibles in over 200 Languages
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