Where do you turn when life gets hard? When the storms roll in? When everything seems to be crashing down around you? The truth is, this life is hard. When the storms roll in, it’s only natural for our hearts to worry and our strength to waver. So, how can you replace that worry with strength?
God is by your side, no matter what trials life brings your way. He will give you strength to endure. He will fill your heart with peace and joy. He will give you rest and renewal. He will guide and direct your feet, even when you can’t see the way forward.
Turn to God first and seek him especially in the storms of life. You were made for more than to worry and be anxious, more than to be afraid, more than to feel crushed by the weight of your trials. You were made to be strong and courageous! You were made to thrive as a child of God!
30 Bible Verses to Replace Worry with Strength & Peace
God is bigger than your reality
Hebrews 11:1 (ESV)
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV)
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
God will fill you with hope and joy, even through the worst storms
Romans 15:13 (NIV)
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Hosea 2:15 (NIV)
There I will give her back her vineyards,
and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope.
There she will respond as in the days of her youth,
as in the day she came up out of Egypt.
God will give you the strength to endure
Psalm 31:24 (NLT)
So be strong and courageous,
all you who put your hope in the Lord!
Philippians 4:13 (NLT)
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
Isaiah 40:30-31 (ESV)
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 40:29 (NIV)
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
2 Timothy 4:17 (NIV)
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.
Psalm 62:5-6 (NIV)
Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
my hope comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
Psalm 27:14 (ESV)
Wait for the Lord;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord!
God will fill you with His peace which passes all understanding
John 14:27 (NIV)
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.
Philippians 4:6 (NIV)
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
You can persevere through prayer
Romans 12:12 (ESV)
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
James 1:2-4 (MSG)
Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
Philippians 1:3-6 (MSG)
Every time you cross my mind, I break out in exclamations of thanks to God. Each exclamation is a trigger to prayer. I find myself praying for you with a glad heart. I am so pleased that you have continued on in this with us, believing and proclaiming God’s Message, from the day you heard it right up to the present. There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.
God will answer your prayers
Psalm 138:3 (NLT)
As soon as I pray, you answer me;
you encourage me by giving me strength.
2 Kings 20:5 (NIV)
“Go back and tell Hezekiah, the ruler of my people, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the temple of the Lord.
Luke 11:9 (NIV)
“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Do not be afraid, for God is by your side
Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
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.
Deuteronomy 31:6 (NLT)
So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
Psalm 118:13-14 (ESV)
I was pushed hard, so that I was falling,
but the Lord helped me.
The Lord is my strength and my song;
he has become my salvation.
You can trust God, for God is faithful
Psalm 25:1 (NIV)
In you, Lord my God,
I put my trust.
God is worthy of your praise
Psalm 9:1 (NLT)
I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 139:14 (NIV)
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
God is the Great Healer
Matthew 8:17 (ESV)
This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: “He took our illnesses and bore our diseases.”
You are not meant to bear these burdens alone
Galatians 6:2 (NIV)
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
God is fighting for you
Exodus 14:14 (NIV)
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
God loves you
Ephesians 3:17-18 (NLT)
Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.