bible verses About Courage
God calls us all to be people of strength. Let these devotions about courage help you be bold in your faith and share the gospel courageously.
Bible Verses about courage
1 Chronicles 28:20
David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.1 (Chronicles 28:20)
1 Corinthians 15:58
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 strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the presence of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you must go with this people into the land that the LORD swore to their ancestors to give them, and you must divide it among them as their inheritance. 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 31:6-8)
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. (Ephesians 6:10)
“Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood. (Isaiah 54:4)
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. (John 14:27)
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)
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise— in God, I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? (Psalm 56:3-4)
2 Timothy 1:7
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7)
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.” So Joshua ordered the officers of the people: “Go through the camp and tell the people, ‘Get your provisions ready. Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in and take possession of the land the LORD your God is giving you for your own.’ ” (Joshua 1:9-11)
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. “All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish. Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all. 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 41:10-13)
1 Corinthians 16:13
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13)
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. (Psalm 27:14)
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)
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. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. (Psalm 23:1-4)
Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” (Mark 5:36)
without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God. (Philippians 1:28)
They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD. (Psalm 112:7)
Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them. (Joshua 1:6)
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD. (Psalm 31:24)
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the presence of all Israel, “Be strong and courageous, for you must go with this people into the land that the LORD swore to their ancestors to give them, and you must divide it among them as their inheritance. 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.”
Devotions about courage
How do you love the unlovable people in your life? Do you apply Matthew 5:44 in those tough situations with them? Do you shy away from the unlovable people in your life and place them in the “too hard” basket?
Matthew 6:33 teaches us to seek God’s righteousness first, in all situations. But it’s hard to do that when we’re going through the storm.
Have you experienced the situation when things go from bad to worse? You expect good and instead, the situation gets worse. It feels like a punch in the stomach leaving you breathless and shocked.
Do you ever find yourself squeezing your eyes shut wondering if they might just pop out? When life is difficult, we must know what to do.
God told Joshua to “be strong and courageous” 4 times in just as many verses as He prepared Joshua to lead the Israelites into the promised land. But God doesn’t define “strength” and “courage” the way you might think. Learn how to walk out your calling and live in God’s promises in today’s devotional.