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25 Bible Verses To Run To When You Feel Like Giving Up

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I think we’ve all been there at least once in our lives: Ready to give up when it seems like the burden has become too much to bear.  It could be a relationship, a job, an illness, or maybe even life itself… the feeling of just throwing in the towel seems like the best thing to do (at least at the moment anyway).

The best thing to do when you feel like giving up is turn to the good book; the Bible. The Bible is full of encouragement for any and every situation we could possibly face.

Here are 25 of my favorite scriptures. These are my go to scriptures when I feel like giving up. They encourage me to keep going. I hope they encourage you as well.

25 Bible Verses To Keep Close When You Feel Like Giving Up:

1. 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.- Romans 8:28

2. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11

3. Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. – Galatians 6:9

4. The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. – Proverbs 18:10

5. Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding- Proverbs 3:5

6. God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. – Psalm 46:1

7. 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

8. Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. – Psalm 55:22

9. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13

10. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9

11. Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. – Deuteronomy 31:6

12. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. – Matthew 11:28

13. 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

14. It is God who arms me with strength, And makes my way perfect. – Psalm 18:32

15. 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 40:31

16. Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. – 1 Corinthians 9:24

17.  And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:19

18. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. – Matthew 6:33

19. For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. – 2 Timothy 1:7

20. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” – Exodus 14:14

21. 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.- Ephesians 3:20

22. Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. – James 1:12

23. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men- Colossians 3:23

24. No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. – Romans 8:37

25. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:6

77 Comments

77 Comments

  1. Sherry Jemison

    April 30, 2017 at 2:26 am

    I need prayer. It seems like my prayers are not answered. I know God does things on his time but I try to do the right thing and it seems like I get the short end of the stick all the time. I’m holding to my faith & Love the Lord with my heart & soul & just want peace & happiness in my life

    • Maggie Story

      April 30, 2017 at 6:52 am

      Wait on the Lord be of good cheer. He hears and will answer your prayers.

  2. Dieketseng Mantoro

    April 29, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    God what ever is happening in mylife i believe and trust that u have my back and i believe all is going to end well because i have u by my side thank you god thank you

  3. Sheila Hardaway

    April 29, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Hi. With all things Jesus is the answer to solve them.

  4. Mona Garcia

    April 29, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Amen he is the only one that can do the impossible he is my Savior and my Rock their is no one like you Lord thank you for always being there Praise God

  5. Prossy Senyange

    April 29, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Amen n amen

  6. Edna Ward

    April 29, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    You know god is in control but i still fwel the need to let the world know how i feel lord o wish i was a rapper now so i could put it my records instead of facebook

  7. Beverly Lewis

    April 29, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Amen!

  8. Tadreama Nolan

    April 29, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Tempest Nolan

  9. Alicia Wilkerson-Oliver

    April 29, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Thank you Lord!

  10. Shellany Esquivel Morales

    April 29, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Joan Landicho Estrada

  11. Shellany Esquivel Morales

    April 29, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Dianne Santos

  12. Emilyn Nunez Dumosmog

    April 29, 2017 at 10:39 am

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  13. Emilyn Nunez Dumosmog

    April 29, 2017 at 10:38 am

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  14. Jonathan Achegani

    April 29, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Don’t give up on yourself. This is not the end. Today’s test will bring tomorrow’s promotion. Trust God. Stay on track. Be focused. The darkness will be over. New opportunities will emerge. Your light will shine. You’ll find the answers. Smile. The LORD IS WITH YOU!!

  15. Jonathan Achegani

    April 29, 2017 at 7:38 am

    Read these verses with deep understand and you won’t be the same again

  16. Jonathan Achegani

    April 29, 2017 at 7:36 am

    James:1.2
    Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
    James:1.3
    because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
    James:1.4
    Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

  17. Jonathan Achegani

    April 29, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Romans:8.18
    I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

  18. Jill Anne

    April 29, 2017 at 7:34 am

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  19. Mercia Lackey

    April 29, 2017 at 5:57 am

    I trust You Lord!Amen and Amen

  20. Haydn Daniel

    April 29, 2017 at 4:45 am

    Kaylin Roberts ❤

  21. Tebogoalva J Nkomo

    April 29, 2017 at 3:57 am

    Plus john 16:33

  22. Amber Triplett

    April 29, 2017 at 1:37 am

    Amen!!

  23. Ann-Marie Nunez

    April 29, 2017 at 1:08 am

    Patricia King

  24. Princess Fanti

    April 29, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Emmanuel Achegani Jonathan Achegani

  25. Terry Daley

    April 28, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    Amen

  26. Grace Foley

    April 28, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Focus on the Goodness of God, not the enemy which is trying to distract you. God’s goodness can deliver you from any situation. Take these verses and read them! For they are truth.

  27. Cheryl Newell Whitehurst

    April 28, 2017 at 10:42 pm

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  28. Gaebolae Boikanyo

    April 28, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    My sister,Mpume Miya. Life is full of challenges & the its not easy I know. We do experience things differently, & that i believe that is what makes us stronger. Remembers, God never promised a Yes to every prayer…He did promise anything according to His will. Especially considering some of the things we request. We can become stronger in our struggles or muted in our faith. We can comfort others by the same comfort we’ve been given (2 Corinthians 1:4), or we can be a discomfort when around others. Suffering makes us dependent upon God. It keeps us humble. It makes us yearn for the kingdom. When life gets hard, get into the Word, for the Word has both the power to save and the power to comfort when life gets hard. Be strong and courageous my sister..you never know who God will use to bless you!

  29. Bonnie Carter

    April 28, 2017 at 9:06 pm

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  30. Thandz Mich Mparutsa

    April 28, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Braulio Alexandre Santos so perfect. You have to read them all

  31. Lillyrose Crichton

    April 28, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Amen Lord ! I know your in control of my situation.

  32. Fungai Chiwawa

    April 28, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Yup yup.

  33. Molly Bonner

    April 28, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    I trust you Lord

  34. Sonya Alexander

    April 28, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Thank you JESUS

  35. Ashibuogwu Angela

    April 28, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    You know my requests lord please come to my aid, I just want to glorify ur name.

  36. Anna Katrina Canta

    April 28, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Sionylen Melga Durado Pierce

  37. ShaRon Lacy Crudup-Eskridge

    April 28, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    HALLELUJAH!!! AMEN.

  38. Ann Rodriguez

    April 28, 2017 at 3:37 pm

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  39. Jennifer Williams

    April 28, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    MrsMel West..❤

  40. Velynda Lee

    April 28, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Marla Longmire ❤️

  41. Nongs Zizikazi Nongs

    April 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    True

  42. Nora Berthe

    April 28, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Yes I want to trust God through His only forgotten son Jesus , I rebuke headache which bother me in Jesus name Amen , thank you

  43. Valerie Gomez

    April 28, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Heidi Hunnicutt

  44. Prossy Kiconco Augustines

    April 28, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Pliz sisters put me in your prayers because am almost throwing in the towel…..Ma patience is running out and I don’t know what to do and how to pray any more…Ohh Father please come to ma rescue…..Am feeling broken.

  45. Cindy Hull

    April 28, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Sorry can’t bring me diwn or full my “Sparkle”!!!

  46. Katherine Buzeta Ortega

    April 28, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Jean April Andrea Angelica

  47. Mary Demmer

    April 28, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Amen !

  48. Mpume Miya

    April 28, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    If God is there and listen to our prayers then why am I suffering this much on this earth?? I’m seriously loosing hope that God answers prayers ,,I’ve been suffering from as long as I remember but I always puts my trust on Him or maybe I’m not important in His eyes. I seriously don’t know what to do anymore,, please put me in your prayers

    • Trisha Piette

      April 28, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      I am all too familiar with how you are feeling. I find comfort and peace in Gods word… Romans 5:1-5
      … We glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character hope.

    • Editha Guzman Mayion

      April 28, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      Read again the bible promises of God..claim it!

    • Michelle Baggett

      April 28, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      Miya I hate that you feel that way. Take comfort that the Lord understands. He suffered for you and his Father allowed it bc he wanted a relationship with you. He doesn’t promise peace while we live but the victory is heaven. I am facing possible cancer right now and it has caused me to seek the Lord like never before. The soil is most fertile in the valley and not the mountain. Praise him, declare victory, speak words of life! I will pray for you sister!!

    • Jiani Wang

      April 28, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      I understand totally how you feel. Fear and doubt comes from Satan. Trust His love and only He can save you and give you final peace. Spiritual weakness is a road every true Christian gonna walk through… Be strong in Him and with Him. ” in the world there are tribulations. But I have overcome the world. ” ☀️

    • Amy Petteway

      April 28, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      I just heard a broadcast this morning about this. We may suffer here on earth because we live in a fallen world. We are not home….yet. here is the link to listen: (This link is for part 1. I heard part two this morning. You can get to part two from same site. Hope this helps you all)

      Stability Through Suffering, Part 1 – Listen to Bil Gebhardt from Fellowship in the Word
      http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/fellowship-in-the-word/listen/stability-through-suffering-part-1-590188.html

    • Brenda Baron

      April 28, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      You will come out of the suffering and pain much stronger even though you feel He has abandoned you. He has not and I used to blame Him for my suffering but I learned to read His word and put my faith and He did give me peace on where I was suffering. Sometimes we pray badly as well, unfortunately.

    • Brenda Baron

      April 28, 2017 at 4:33 pm

      You are His – the devil is trying to push you into discourage you. I pray that you completely say that that you do not care about the situation and place your complete confidence in Him by saying that whatever the situation is in His capable hands. Don’t pick it back the knapsack of problems.

    • Prisca Nyausopo

      April 29, 2017 at 8:27 pm

      God is not dead dont give up in life dear

  49. Manda Lee

    April 28, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Taylor another good one. Love you!

  50. Virginia M. Lorenzo

    April 28, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Please pray that financial help come. We only have 3 days to save our house n lot. Please pray. We need as of now 300 dollar. God bless.

  51. Jenifer Rene

    April 28, 2017 at 12:32 pm

  52. Connie Platt

    April 28, 2017 at 12:22 pm

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  53. Josefina Pantallano Delgado

    April 28, 2017 at 11:58 am

    It’s great , Amen

  54. Ashley R Easter

    April 28, 2017 at 11:57 am

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    April 28, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Dear person reading this I hope your day has been going well, if not, I hope it gets better. You are an amazing person who will inspire others to do great things so keep up the hard work. I know you may feel unimportant or insecure at the moment but know that you are a beautiful human being inside, outside and you are important.

  56. Ann Naomi Muthuma

    April 28, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Amen.

  57. Yohane Kaunda

    April 28, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Amen

  58. Edufua Hagan Addae

    April 28, 2017 at 11:48 am

    We bless God for that

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