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Billy HallowellAug 12, 2020 12:00:00 AM4 min read

20 Verses to Read When You're Weary & Need Strength

It's pretty easy nowadays to find oneself tired, weary or in need of strength. For Christians, inspiration can be found in Bible verses about strength and Bible verses about hope, as the Old and New Testaments are filled with scriptures for the weary and broken-hearted.


Discovering and reflecting on these Bible verses about strength is especially pertinent right now as America — and the world — grapple with the impact of COVID-19. The uncertainty, pain, suffering and fear have created a plethora of issues, but by reflecting on Bible verses about hope, we can derive strength from the Almighty.

Let's explore Bible verses for the weary and broken hearted:

Scriptures For Covid 19: Bible Verses About Strength

As we explore Bible verses about strength, consider offering a prayer for your own journey. Here is a potential invocation you can offer:

Lord, please give me strength, courage and wisdom. We live in a difficult culture, and life is complex. Please show me Your ways, and please ease my worries. Please guide me and my family on the right path and ease my weariness. Help me to keep my focus on You. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.

Now, let's explore some powerful Bible verses about hope — scriptures that will guide you on your journey:

"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 (NIV)

"I can do all this through him who gives me strength." - Philippians 4:13 (NIV)


“The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him." - Exodus 15:2 (NIV)

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." - Mark 12:30 (NIV)

But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me." - 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)


"The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights." - Habakkuk 3:19 (NIV)

"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak." - Isaiah 40:29 (NIV)

"For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline." - 2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)


More Bible Verses About Strength Amid COVID-19

COVID-19, in particular, has created chaos, pain and plenty of consternation. As you ponder these Bible verses about hope, be sure to remember to pray, particularly for those suffering and for God's protection. Here is an example invocation you can say:

Lord, thank You for all You do for me. Please guide and protect my family. Please ease the pain of those suffering amid COVID-19. The stress and uncertainty are causing me some uncomfortableness. I'm tired and weary, so please help me and guide me — help me to remember that You love me and will sustain me. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

Now, let's explore more Bible verses about hope:

"We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is that you may be fully restored." - 2 Corinthians 13:9 (NIV)

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging." - Psalm 46:1-3 (NIV)

"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak." - Isaiah 40:29 (NIV)

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power." - Ephesians 6:10 (NIV)

"The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace." - Psalm 29:11 (NIV)

"The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation." -31 Psalm 118:14 (NIV)

"Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always." - 1 Chronicles 16:11 (NIV)

"Nehemiah said, 'Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.'" - Nehemiah 8:10 (NIV)

"For who is God besides the Lord? And who is the Rock except our God?" - Psalm 18:31 (NIV)

Bible verses about strength

"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." - Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” - Joshua 1:9 (NIV)

"I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken." - Psalm 16:8 (NIV)

That wraps our list of Bible verses about strength and Bible verses about hope. If you're looking for more inspiration, be sure to stream thousands of movies and TV shows on Pure Flix


Billy Hallowell

Billy Hallowell has been working in journalism and media for more than a decade. His writings have appeared in Deseret News, TheBlaze, Human Events, Mediaite and on, among other outlets. Hallowell has a B.A. in journalism and broadcasting from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York and an M.S. in social research from Hunter College in Manhattan, New York.