Discover the power of perseverance with these 15 Bible verses about not giving up, reminding us that our work for God is never in vain.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9
“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” – 2 Chronicles 15:7
These verses remind us that when we persist in the things of God, He will reward our efforts! He watches over us and the work we do for Him. Keep going, my friend, persevere, and watch what God will do next! Where in your life do you need to persevere right now?
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, 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 15:58
“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13
As a Christian, its important to be consistent, especially in times of doubt or anxiety. The Holy Spirit will give us sustaining strength to stand firm in our faith. Where do you need the Holy Spirit’s help to stand firm in your life? Ask Him right now for His help.
God is ur strength
“But you, be strong and do not lose courage, for there is reward for your work.” – 2 Chronicles 15:7
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13
Its tempting to try harder, work more, put in more effort, and generally beat ourselves up or even give up when things go wrong or times get tough. But in these verses, we’re reminded that it is God’s strength we need to rely on. He’s perfect and never changes. His sustaining strength is there for anyone who needs it. Where do you need his strength today?
Do not fear
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.” – Psalm 28:7
“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” – Isaiah 41:13
“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.” – Isaiah 41:10
Many of us are aware of the flight, fight, and freeze responses that we have when we face danger. These are healthy survival instincts that are hardwired into our bodies.
Isaiah isn’t talking about those kinds of defence mechanisms. He’s speaking about the kind of fear that leads to long-term anxiety and stops us from going on with our lives in joy and quiet trust in God. This kind of fear can be disabling and stop us from moving forward! In these verses, Isaiah reminds us to hope in the Lord. Ask God to help you overcome your fears in His Name today.
God will deliver you
“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.” – Psalm 34:17
“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.” Isaiah 40:31
Some things we face in our lives might seem utterly impossible to overcome. We ask ourselves, “How will I ever get through this? But God is faithful. When we come to the end of our own strength or understanding, we will find Him waiting for us. If you’ve come to the end of everything you know to do, may you know Gods deliverance and His supernatural ability to change and shift a circumstance from one thing to another. Where do you need to echo Jesus prayer “Deliver us from the evil one” today?
Fight the good fight
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” – 2 Timothy 4:7
“But you, Lord, do not be far from me. You are my strength; come quickly to help me.” – Psalm 22:19
“The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?” – Psalm 27:1
There are times we need to contend for our faith. Times when we need to remind ourselves of the good things that God has already done in and through us. Times when we need to fight the good fight of faith by praying and meditating on the word of God. By surrounding ourselves with faithful Christians who can strengthen us when we are weak.
Are you in a fight for your faith today? Reach out for help from someone you trust.
Lean not on Your own understanding
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” – Matthew 6:33
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Many of God’s ways don’t make sense to us. Quit trying to figure things out. Trust God to bring about a great outcome, and trust Him with the whole process.
God has a plan for you
“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.” Jeremiah 29:11
“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters; he refreshes my soul.” – Psalm 23:1-3
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.” – Jeremiah 17:7
When all is said and done, God has a plan that He is working out through history and His creation. Not only that, but He has planned for you to be a part of His plan. There is a great and glorious story being written, and God is still at work. Choose to trust Him today as His plan unfolds in your life.
Two Bible stories that inspire perseverance and resilience
He had dreams of doing something great for God, but things did not go according to Joseph’s plan. His own jealous brothers sold him into slavery. He was unjustly imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. Yet, Joseph remained faithful to God and continued to use his gifts of interpretation and administration. Eventually, he rose to become the second-most powerful man in Egypt, saving the nation from famine. He ended up doing something great for God and having his character refined along the way.
Job was a righteous man who faced unimaginable suffering. He lost his wealth, his children, and his health. He was full of sorrow and grief, but Job clung to his faith and refused to give up. Through God’s powerful deliverance, Job eventually experienced restoration and redemption. God is faithful to deliver us from the challenges we face, in His own time and in His own way.
Be encouraged today! God has got you; don’t give up!