We all have good days and we all have bad days.
We want to be strong, for ourselves, for our families, for our friends, but life happens and it’s hard to be strong all the time.
We know how to develop our physical strength, being healthy, eating the right foods, drinking water, exercising, walking, running, lifting weights, going to the gym etc
But what about spiritual strength?
What is it and how do we get it?
Good strength comes from good health.
Spiritual health is developed by growing our relationship with God.
Connecting with God by spending time reading, studying and meditating on God’s Word, prayer, fellowship with other believers are some ways we can grow strong spiritually.
Scripture Journaling is a great way to spend time with God and His Word and draw on the strength God promises us.
You can use the following verses as a starting point. Take them one at a time and, as you meditate on them, allow God to speak His truth into you and allow His Word to transform you and your thinking.
1. Psalm 27:1
Yahweh is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? Yahweh is the strength of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid?
2. Habakkuk 3:19
Yahweh, the Lord, is my strength. He makes my feet like deer’s feet, and enables me to go in high places.
3. Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait for Yahweh will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run, and not be weary. They will walk, and not faint
4. Psalm 28:7
Yahweh is my strength and my shield. My heart has trusted in him, and I am helped. Therefore, my heart greatly rejoices. With my song I will thank him
5. Isaiah 35:4
“Tell those who have a fearful heart, “Be strong! Don’t be afraid! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, God’s retribution. He will come and save you.”
6. Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.
7. Isaiah 40:29
“He gives power to the weak. He increases the strength of him who has no might.”
8. Psalm 119:28
“My soul is weary with sorrow: strengthen me according to your word.”
9. Ephesians 6:10
Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might.
10. Mark 12:30
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.
11. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
“He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Most gladly therefore I will rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest on me. Therefore I take pleasure in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, and in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then am I strong.”
12. Psalm 46:1
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
13. Psalm 22:19
“But don’t be far off, Yahweh. You are my help. Hurry to help me!”
14. Psalm 28:7-8
“Yahweh is my strength and my shield. My heart has trusted in him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart greatly rejoices. With my song I will thank him. Yahweh is their strength. He is a stronghold of salvation to his anointed.”
15. Psalm 118:14
“Yahweh is my strength and song. He has become my salvation.”
16. Isaiah 12:2
Behold, God is my salvation. I will trust, and will not be afraid; for Yahweh is my strength and song; and he has become my salvation.”
17. Isaiah 33:2
“Yahweh, be gracious to us. We have waited for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.”
18. Ephesians 3:16
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, that you may be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner person
19. 2 Timothy 1:7
For God didn’t give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control.
20. Psalm 23:4
“Even 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.”