|15 Essential Biblical Texts
Even though reading Bible verses about not giving up won’t solve all your problems, they can inspire you to keep pushing through the tough times.
After all …
Who hasn’t felt weak in our faith when life knocks us around? It happens to all of us at some point, some of us more times than others.
Remembering to stay connected to our faith in good times helps us through when things are not so good.
These 35 bible verses about not giving up helps remind us to stay strong always.
1 Corinthians 9:24
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 16:13
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.
1 Peter 4:8
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Be joyful always;
give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Chronicles 15:7
But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”
2 Peter 3:8-9
But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
2 Timothy 4:17
But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
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