55 Bible Verses About Hope And Strength

By David Small •  Updated: 01/02/22 •  12 min read

Who has not had to overcome challenges? If you don’t know how to do it, this list of bible verses about hope and strength will be your guide. Each word will give you the hope and strength you need.

We’ve gone through catastrophic health incidents, lost loved ones, and faced many difficult situations in our lives.

But despite all of that, we’re still able to hold our heads high, not because of something we’ve done on our own, but because Christ is our strength.

God gives us strength when ours runs out. He gives us hope in darkness when we cannot see light. He walks beside us and helps us move forward.

The main source of our inspiration is the Bible. Here are 55 bible verses about hope and strength that you can use—and share—when times are tough.


Bible verses about hope and 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. Psalm 55:22

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

  1. Ephesians 6:10

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

  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. 1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

  1. Isaiah 57:15

For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, With him who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble, And to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

  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. Jeremiah 32:27

Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?

Bible verses about hope and strength in the face of life’s trials

God grants us the strength we need during our difficulties and trials. He puts a protective shield around us.

We can trust that his help and his defense will arrive at the right moment. Let’s not forget to offer him songs of gratitude for all that he does on our behalf.

All strength comes from God. When you are weak, you can find hope in God. He has the strength you don’t have. Trust God, and He will help you.

  1. Psalm 37:39

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

  1. Psalm 71:3

Be my [a]strong refuge, To which I may resort continually; You have given the commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress.

  1. Romans 8:18

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

  1. Psalm 27:1

The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?

  1. Psalm 25:2-3

O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be ashamed; Let not my enemies triumph over me. Indeed, let no one who [a]waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.

  1. Psalm 18:1-2

I will love You, O LORD, my strength. 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 22:19

But You, O LORD, do not be far from Me; O My Strength, hasten to help Me!

Bible verses about hope and strength when things are tough

There will be times when our faith will be tested, and staying in the faith can seem difficult. If we look to Him for strength, He will help us through our trials.

  1. Revelation 21: 4

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.

  1. 1 Peter 1:6-7

In this, you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ

  1. 1 Corinthians 2:3-5

I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

  1. Proverbs 23:18

For surely there is a hereafter, And your hope will not be cut off.

  1. James 1:2-4

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

  1. Psalm 23:4

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

  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.

Bible verses about hope and strength in times of need

When you are tired and sad, the Bible gives you the strength you need without the strength to continue. Sometimes life is so messed up, so wrong, that we don’t know what to do.

Stop and start all over again. Reinvent yourself and recreate your relationships. Putting an end to what is not right, what is wrong, and making room for the new and better.

If you need the courage to change, try looking for it in psalms and prayers. The verses serve as mantras for success and peace to take root in our minds and hearts.

  1. Psalm 37: 4

Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.

  1. Galatians 6:9

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart

  1. Isaiah 62: 4

You shall no longer be termed Forsaken, Nor shall your land any more be termed Desolate;

But you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; For the Lord delights in you, And your land shall be married.

  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.

  1. Ecclesiastes 3:11

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.

  1. Psalm 46:1-2

God is our refuge and strength, A[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 [b]midst of the sea;

  1. Psalm 18: 32-34

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. He teaches my hands to make war So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

Bible verses about hope and strength to boost our confidence

When we need to make a drastic change in our lives, we need a massive dose of courage and confidence.

If it is a risk, then we need to keep in mind that it may not work but that everything that happens to us has a reason. This cannot discourage us but rather motivate us to be better people every day.

  1. Psalm 147:4

He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.

  1. Psalm 91:10-11

No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling. For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.

  1. Psalm 32:7

You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah

  1. 2 Corinthians 12:9

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.

  1. Galatians 5:1

Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

  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. 2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

  1. 2 Timothy 1:9

who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began

God is greater than circumstances.

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

Even during earthquakes, hurricanes, or other catastrophes, we can experience God’s peace, 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 34:17-19

The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears And delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart And saves such as [a]have a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.

  1. 1 Peter 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead

  1. Nahum 1:7

The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him.

  1. Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

  1. Isaiah 45:22

“Look to Me, and be saved, All you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.

  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. Psalm 118:14

The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.

  1. 1 Timothy 4:10

For to this end, we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.

  1. Isaiah 40:29

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

  1. Romans 5:3-5

And not only that but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

  1. Colossians 1:27

To them, God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

  1. Hebrews 10:23

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

  1. Ephesians 2:8-10

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

  1. Romans 15:13

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

  1. Psalm 29:11

The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace.

  1. Psalm 85:8

I will hear what God the Lord will say; For He will speak peace to His people, to His godly ones; But let them not turn back to folly.

  1. Psalm 118:14

The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.

  1. Psalm 42:11

Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

In conclusion

We children of God can advance in any situation because our hope and strength come from God.

The apostle Paul had lived amid scarcity and also in abundance. But he remained steadfast and joyful at all times because the presence and strength of God sustained him. He was clear about his calling and his mission, and above all, he knew who he trusted.

Like him, we can live in full confidence that what God brings or does not bring into our lives is always the best. We can trust that he will forever grant us the necessary strength to continue and fulfill the work he has entrusted to us.

Receive strength as you read these bible verses about hope and strength.

David Small

Is an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.

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