One of the most important things a Christian has to know about the Bible is that it is the authoritative resource for our faith. Its different books contain His promises and plans for us, and also shows us His characteristics, His teachings, His laws.
Because of this, it’s one of the best sources we can use in order to strengthen our faith and beliefs, and can also provide us with encouragement and hope, and can give us strength for when the going gets tough.
There are many verses in the Holy Scriptures that can provide us just what we need to get through our daily lives. Sometimes, we can find that the world is essentially filled with people who will go against us, question our faith, put us down, and generally just steal away our strength, eat at our patience, and just make us feel weak.
However, by going back to the Bible, by turning to the Word of the Lord, we can regain our strength, make our faith more resolute, and be able to follow Him despite a world that will try its able best to make sure that we don’t.
Another fact of the Christian walk is that even strong Christians need to receive encouragement, and even the most faithful need to recharge, and the Holy Scriptures has many verses, even entire books, that can give even those of little faith the strength to weather the storms.
In fact, many Christians who are strong in their faith will attribute this to meditating daily on God’s Word.
There are many books, chapters and verses that can help us with our daily walk; here are just a few Bible verses that you can check out:
When you need to remember that God is with us, and is the source of our strength, the book of Isaiah has some key verses in the latter chapters, showing the faithfulness of God. Among them is a promise that says:
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
The book of Exodus, is the story of how God led his people from slavery into the promise land. They survived and endured many trials, and their faith was tested severely, but God was always there with them to be the strength they needed.
When you need to remind yourself, and tell the world about the source of our strength:
The LORD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. Exodus 15:2
The book of Psalms is a collection of songs that worship the Lord, many of which are attributed to King David. In this Psalm, David praises the Lord for delivering him from his enemies, particularly at the time when he was fleeing King Saul:
The God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless. He made my feet like the feet of a deer and set me secure on the heights. He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. Psalm 18:32-34
Known as the longest Psalm, as well as the longest chapter in the Bible, Psalm 119 is thought to be a prayer of delight for those who love God’s laws. In this verse, it shows the importance of keeping God’s law, His Word. When you need to renew your faith, because the world is getting you down, try this verse:
Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes. Psalm 119:23
The First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians, or First Corinthians, Paul addresses the believers in Corinth, offering advice on how to better walk in path of Christ, as well as teaching important doctrines. One verse there can help when you feel weak, and you need the faith and strength to endure:
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13
Sometimes one of the things that can shake our faith is when we question the power and majesty of God. Again, Isaiah can provide verses to remind us that our God is Almighty:
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for 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. Isaiah 40:28-31
The book of Deuteronomy is generally considered to be a collection of teachings from Moses to the people of Israel before they entered the promise land. Unable to enter himself, he left them with teachings and promises so that they could remain faithful to God even after Moses was no longer with them. When you need a promise you can hold on to through the day:
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
Second Corinthians is another letter of the Apostle Paul to the community of believers in Corinth. Here he not only teaches, he also shares some of the promises he himself was passionate about. Here is one such promise that Paul believed in, and one we should all hold close to our hearts:
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
These verses and many more like them can be very important in helping to keep our faith strong, and our walk constant. And even should we grow weak and weary, God has provided us with his promises to encourage and strengthen us during the tough moments in our lives.
If a particular verse has been instrumental in keeping you strong in your faith, feel free to share them