This faith article shares spiritual strength quotes.
It includes prayers for strength based on some of these powerful quotes.
These words allow us to open to the answer to the following inquiries:
How do we draw on a source of strength beyond the feebleness of our bodies?
In a time when our thoughts and feelings speak to us of weakness, how do we draw on a source of emotional strength?
The first half of this article shares Bible quotes about strength.
The second half shares quotes of strength from the wonderful spiritual text, A Course In Miracles.
There is a lot in the bible about God being our strength.
Chose one of these bible verses or prayers to meditate on.
"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, Bible verse about strength]
"Those who wait on the Lord
will 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, spiritual strength quote from the Bible]
"God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble."
[Psalm 46:1-3, Bible spiritual strength quote]
“Do not grieve,
for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
[Nehemiah 8:10, Bible quote about strength]
“Be strong and courageous;
do not be frightened or dismayed,
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
[Joshua 1:9, Bible quote about strength]
I love singing. I love the idea that through singing we can access God's strength.
“The Lord is my strength and my song”
[Exodus 15:2, spiritual strength quote from the Bible]
“The LORD is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusted in him, and I am helped:
therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth;
and with my song will I praise him.”
(Isaiah 28:7, KJV, Old Testament Bible verse about strength)
The following powerful spiritual strength quotes are from A Course In Miracles
They make it clear that we are not asking for a strength which is not ours.
Instead we are claiming the strength that is already ours.
We set our small separate self to one side and know ourselves as part of God.
We know His/Her strength as our own.
“The ego teaches that your strength is in you alone.
The Holy Spirit teaches that all strength is in God and <therefore> in you.”
(T-8.III.7, spiritual strength quote from ACIM)
“If His strength is in you, what you perceive as your weakness is but
And He has given you the means to prove it so.”
(M-29.7, A Course In Miracles)
In the following section, I have adapted Workbook lesson 47 from A Course In Miracles to be said in the first person as an affirmation for strength.
If I am trusting in my own
strength, I have every reason to be apprehensive, anxious and fearful.
What can I predict or control?
What is there in me that can be counted on?
What would give me the ability to be aware of all the facets of any problem,
and to resolve them in such a way that only good can come of it?
What is there in me that gives I the recognition of the right solution, and the guarantee that it will be accomplished?
Of myself I can do none of these things.
To believe that I can is to put my trust where trust is unwarranted, and to justify fear, anxiety, depression, anger and sorrow.
Who can put his faith in weakness and feel safe?
Yet who can put his faith in strength and feel weak?
God, you are my safety in every circumstance.
Your Voice speaks for You in all situations
and in every aspect of all situations,
telling me exactly what to do to call upon Your strength and Your protection.
... In this moment, I am willing to reach past my own weakness to the Source of real strength.
God is the strength in which I trust.”
(W-47, spiritual strength quote from ACIM)
“The light of strength is constant, sure as
forever glad to give itself away, because it cannot give but to itself.
No one can ask in vain to share its sight,
and none who enters [the abode of the light of strength] can leave without a miracle before his eyes,
and strength and light abiding in his heart.”
(W-92.8, spiritual strength quote ACIM)
“My chosen channels cannot fail,
because I will lend them my strength
as long as theirs is wanting.”
“The Holy Spirit is your strength because He
knows nothing but the spirit as you.
He is perfectly aware that you do not know yourself,
and perfectly aware of how to teach you to remember what you are.”
“The Holy Spirit always sides with you and with your strength.
As long as you avoid His guidance in any way, you want to be weak.”
Please join minds with me in seeing that all of us who read this are strong.
We are strong because we are part of the Oneness which IS strength.