100 Bible Verses about Struggle

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 2,336 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Romans 5:3-5 ESV / 2,084 helpful votes

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

1 John 4:4 ESV / 1,937 helpful votes

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 1,908 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

James 1:2-4 ESV / 1,888 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 1,824 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 1,787 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV / 1,771 helpful votes

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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Psalm 27:1 ESV / 1,712 helpful votes

Of David. 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?

Romans 14:1 ESV / 1,566 helpful votes

As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.

John 1:5 ESV / 1,552 helpful votes

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

James 1:2 ESV / 1,531 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,

1 Peter 5:10 ESV / 1,506 helpful votes

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

James 1:12 ESV / 1,478 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

John 16:33 ESV / 1,463 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 1,424 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 1,394 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 1,362 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, 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. ...

John 14:6 ESV / 1,343 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 14:27 ESV / 1,336 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Romans 8:1 ESV / 1,322 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 1,311 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Romans 8:17-18 ESV / 1,288 helpful votes

And if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 1,162 helpful votes

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

Philippians 2:3-5 ESV / 1,151 helpful votes

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 1,137 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 ESV / 1,114 helpful votes

For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

Deuteronomy 31:8 ESV / 1,103 helpful votes

It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 1,100 helpful votes

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 1,095 helpful votes

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.”

Romans 14:10-13 ESV / 1,092 helpful votes

Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” So then each of us will give an account of himself to God. Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.

Isaiah 41:13 ESV / 1,061 helpful votes

For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”

John 3:16 ESV / 993 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Job 1:1-22 ESV / 992 helpful votes

There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. There were born to him seven sons and three daughters. He possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female donkeys, and very many servants, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the east. His sons used to go and hold a feast in the house of each one on his day, and they would send and invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. And when the days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and consecrate them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings according to the number of them all. For Job said, “It may be that my children have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts.” Thus Job did continually. ...

Romans 5:3 ESV / 966 helpful votes

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,

Luke 8:22-25 ESV / 966 helpful votes

One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side of the lake.” So they set out, and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger. And they went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm. He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?”

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 959 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 847 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Ephesians 2:2 ESV / 845 helpful votes

In which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 830 helpful votes

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 46:1 ESV / 822 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Hebrews 12:1 ESV / 817 helpful votes

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

Matthew 7:1-2 ESV / 797 helpful votes

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 781 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

1 John 5:4 ESV / 778 helpful votes

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

Hebrews 13:4 ESV / 778 helpful votes

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

Romans 8:38 ESV / 773 helpful votes

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,

John 8:34 ESV / 773 helpful votes

Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.

Hebrews 10:30 ESV / 772 helpful votes

For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.”

Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / 772 helpful votes

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 771 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Matthew 22:36-39 ESV / 769 helpful votes

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV / 764 helpful votes

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

James 1:19 ESV / 763 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 763 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 759 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV / 747 helpful votes

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.”

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 735 helpful votes

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Hebrews 13:14 ESV / 731 helpful votes

For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.

Romans 8:11 ESV / 730 helpful votes

If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 730 helpful votes

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.

John 14:30 ESV / 729 helpful votes

I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no claim on me,

Ephesians 6:12 ESV / 728 helpful votes

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Romans 8:23 ESV / 716 helpful votes

And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.

Revelation 21:1 ESV / 713 helpful votes

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.

James 1:5 ESV / 691 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 689 helpful votes

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

Romans 5:4 ESV / 624 helpful votes

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

1 John 1:9 ESV / 605 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 595 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Philippians 4:12-13 ESV / 564 helpful votes

I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 Corinthians 15:57 ESV / 556 helpful votes

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:18 ESV / 449 helpful votes

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Psalm 34:19 ESV / 445 helpful votes

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 ESV / 361 helpful votes

For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Psalm 55:22 ESV / 282 helpful votes

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Psalm 34:17-18 ESV / 268 helpful votes

When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Romans 7:23 ESV / 188 helpful votes

But I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 182 helpful votes

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Colossians 2:1 ESV / 170 helpful votes

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face,

Luke 13:24 ESV / 161 helpful votes

“Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.

Galatians 5:17 ESV / 157 helpful votes

For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.

Hebrews 12:4 ESV / 147 helpful votes

In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.

Romans 7:19 ESV / 144 helpful votes

For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.

Romans 7:15 ESV / 143 helpful votes

For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.

1 Peter 1:6 ESV / 126 helpful votes

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,

Philippians 1:30 ESV / 123 helpful votes

Engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 119 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Genesis 2:24 ESV / 118 helpful votes

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Hebrews 10:32 ESV / 117 helpful votes

But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings,

Job 14:14 ESV / 106 helpful votes

If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my service I would wait, till my renewal should come.

Job 41:8 ESV / 105 helpful votes

Lay your hands on him; remember the battle—you will not do it again!

2 Corinthians 1:4 ESV / 103 helpful votes

Who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Romans 15:30 ESV / 102 helpful votes

I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf,

Colossians 1:29 ESV / 100 helpful votes

For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.

Psalm 73:4 ESV / 99 helpful votes

For they have no pangs until death; their bodies are fat and sleek.

1 Peter 5:9 ESV / 98 helpful votes

Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.

Colossians 4:12 ESV / 98 helpful votes

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

Proverbs 10:22 ESV / 96 helpful votes

The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

Genesis 25:22 ESV / 95 helpful votes

The children struggled together within her, and she said, “If it is thus, why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the Lord.

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