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courage bible verses

Courage in Facing Fear:

  • Psalm 27:1 – “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 56:3 – “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”
  • Joshua 1:9 – “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.”
  • Proverbs 29:25 – “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.”
  • Isaiah 43:1 – “But now, this is what the Lord says… ‘Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.'”

Courage in Times of Trouble:

  • Psalm 34:17 – “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.”
  • Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
  • Isaiah 41:10 – “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.”
  • Psalm 55:22 – “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”
  • Hebrews 13:6 – “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

Courage in Spiritual Battles:

  • Ephesians 6:10-11 – “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”
  • 1 Timothy 6:12 – “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
  • James 4:7 – “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
  • 2 Timothy 1:7 – “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
  • Romans 8:37 – “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”

Courage in Leadership:

  • 1 Corinthians 16:13 – “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”
  • Joshua 1:9 – “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 1:7 – “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.”
  • 2 Samuel 10:12 – “Be strong, and let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. The Lord will do what is good in his sight.”
  • 2 Timothy 2:1 – “Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.”

Courage to Speak the Truth:

  • Matthew 10:26 – “So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed or hidden that will not be made known.”
  • 2 Timothy 1:7 – “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.”
  • 2 Corinthians 3:12 – “Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.”
  • 1 Peter 3:14-15 – “Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.”
  • Colossians 4:6 – “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”

Courage in Times of Uncertainty:

  • Proverbs 3:5-6 – “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.”
  • Deuteronomy 31:8 – “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.”
  • Proverbs 16:3 – “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”
  • Jeremiah 17:7 – “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.”
  • Psalm 34:4 – “I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.”

Courage to Endure Trials:

  • James 1:2-3 – “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9 – “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.”
  • Romans 8:28 – “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
  • 2 Corinthians 4:17 – “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”

Courage to Follow God’s Call:

  • Acts 9:15 – “But the Lord said to Ananias, ‘Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel.'”
  • Acts 22:16 – “And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.”
  • 2 Timothy 4:7 – “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
  • James 1:22 – “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”

Courage in Perseverance:

  • James 1:12 – “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”
  • Hebrews 12:1 – “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
  • Hebrews 12:3 – “Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”
  • Matthew 24:13 – “But the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.”
  • Philippians 3:14 – “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”