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When I feel like giving up in life, I am so grateful for the Bible and biblically-based content. It reminds me that supernatural help is available to me in my time of need. God doesn’t just sit idly by as we deal with life’s hardships, but promises to be with us and give us the grace to overcome.
This article will discuss how faith and prayer can help us live our best life and look at 31 Bible Verses about Not Giving Up or Surrendering. They will inspire and guide you, even on your darkest days.
How Can Faith and Prayer Help Me Live My Best Life?
For believers in Christ, faith is the anchor that keeps us from drifting off course in the sea of life. The storms of life may blow against us and toss us to and fro, but our faith allows us to stay put when we would otherwise give up.
Faith is also like a strong, solid foundation of a house. It is the platform upon which we can build our lives, and it does not crumble to the ground.
Prayer is communicating with our Heavenly Father. We can pray for many things, and He will be there to answer us. In fact, scripture says, “Our Heavenly Fathers knows what we need before we even ask.” Matthew 6:8.
There are also promises in scripture that God will supply all of our needs (Philippians 4:19).
Prayer can be compared to a soldier who goes to battle and finds they are in need of supplies, so they call and make a request to the officer in charge. In addition, prayer is like a police officer who is pinned down under heavy gunfire and radios in for backup.
Prayer is calling for backup and laying ahold of the Lord’s willingness to help us. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Prayer helps us remember that we are not in the fight alone and allows us to be hopeful for divine intervention as we navigate life's difficulties.
Faith and prayer help us live our best life because we would be more likely to give up without the two. Without faith, what is there to look forward to? Hebrews 11:6 says, “Without faith, it is impossible to please God because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Therefore, it pleases God for His people to seek Him for help and direction for their lives.
Ephesians 3:20 says God is able to do “Exceeding, abundantly above all we can ask or think…..” And Mark 11:24 says, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
However, we miss out and fall short of living our best life and experiencing answered prayers because we don't acknowledge God. Instead, we should consult Him every day through prayer and faith.
Many of us would simply surrender if not for the strength we gain from prayer and reading bible verses about not giving up.
31 Bible Verses about Not Giving Up or Surrendering
1. Exodus 14:14
“The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.”
Sometimes the things we say can make matters worse. Therefore, it is better to trust the Lord and be quiet.
2. 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.”
We have no reason to be fearful or discouraged with God on our side. Instead, it brings boldness and an unstoppable attitude.
3. Psalms 1:1-3
“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law, day, and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.”
Not only should we seek counsel from the Lord but surround ourselves with people who will encourage us to trust Him and take Him at His word. Faith in God causes us to prosper.
4. Psalms 23:4
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
We may walk through dark and dangerous situations in life, but there is no need to fear because of who walks beside us.
5. Psalms 23:6
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life….”
Every day of our lives, God's goodness and mercy follow us. It is not anything we have to chase after. Instead, it follows us as believers.
6. Psalms 30:5b
“Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”
Dark days don’t last. Many say it is darkest before a new day. However, midnight is the darkest hour and the start of a new day. So, we must have faith in the darkest hour that the sun will rise, and joy is on the horizon.
7. Psalms 34:4
“I sought the LORD, and he heard me and delivered me from all my fears.”
It’s a blessing to know that the Lord hears our prayers and brings us out of the things that worry and stress us the most.
8. Psalms 34:18
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
When we feel no one understands, the Lord embraces the brokenhearted with open arms.
9. Psalms 34:19
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.”
We will go through many things in this life, but our deliverance is in the way.
10. Psalms 37:1-4
“Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
Don’t allow the behavior of others to get you down. Instead, trust God and do what you know is the right thing to do. As you seek to please Him, He will cause your life to flourish right before those who tried to put you down. In addition, the Lord will give you things you didn’t even have to ask Him for.
11. Psalms 91:2
“I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
The Lord is your safe place; rest in Him when you are weary.
12. Psalms 91:5-7
“You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.”
Don’t surrender. The Lord will cause you to come out of your situation, not looking like the things you have been through. Things will come at us but not prosper.
13. Psalms 94:18-19
“When I said, “My foot is slipping, your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
The Lord is there to pick us up when we fall. He loves us and seeks to calm our anxious hearts.
14. 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.”
When we don’t know which way to go, be encouraged, God will be our lead, guide, and director.
15. Proverbs 24:16
“For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.”
You are resilient. Don't surrender; get back up and keep going if you fall. Everything will be ok.
16. Isaiah 40:31
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.”
Prayer and patiently placing your faith in the Lord will pay off. Don’t grow weary or give up!
17. 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.”
Don't allow confusion and fear of the future to make you give up. Instead, trust in the Lord. He will hold you up with his mighty hand.
18. Isaiah 41:13
“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.”
Just like an earthly father holds his child's hand for their safety, or Heavenly Father walks alongside us, holding our hand, so we don't walk in fear.
19. Matthew 6:31-34
“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
When we seek God, He will provide. No need to worry about things beyond our control.
20. Matthew 28:20b
“I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Loneliness is where many feelings of doubt, fear, and giving up creep in. Just remember, in Christ, you are never alone. Embrace His presence in your life.
21. 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.”
No matter how things start out, God can turn a mess of a situation into a beautiful message.
22. 2 Corinthians 4:18
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
By faith, we must see what we believe the Lord for, even when it hasn't come to pass yet. We should also speak about it. The things we see before us today are temporary. We must keep our hearts focused on the outcome we are praying for, not our current problems.
23. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
“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. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
When we are at our weakest point, His power gets a platform to shine. People no longer see us but Christ in us, empowering us to do great things.
24. Galatians 6:9
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
All the good seeds you have sown will reap a harvest of good in your life. So don't give up before it comes to pass.
25. Ephesians 6:10-17
Be strong and equipped with the armor that only the Lord can provide; it will protect you in all circumstances.
26. Philippians 2:19
“For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”
God's purpose is the only purpose that will genuinely bring success and the abundant life we so desire. Therefore, we must seek His direction in all circumstances to stay in his will. Where He guides, He will provide.
27. Philippians 4:6-7
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Thank God for hearing your prayers and answering them as a sign of faith. Pray until you feel His peace come over you, removing all anxiety and fear.
28. James 1:2-4
“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. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
Everything we face in life as believers is “father filtered.” There is a reason He allowed the trials to come, and it is for our betterment, not our demise.
29. James 1:5-6
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”
In some situations, we need a strategy to navigate our way through. Wisdom is that strategy. God gives it freely and liberally, not making you feel bad for asking. Faith in Him and His wisdom keeps us solid and focused, not all over the place emotionally.
30. James 4:8
“Come near to God and he will come near to you.”
No greater peace than to be in God’s presence. Though we can't physically see God with our two eyes, His presence can be felt, and fellowship with Him can be enjoyed.
31. Revelations 21:4-5
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
There will come a day where you will experience the utmost comfort in God. That is in eternity. There will be no more crying, pain, or death in our Heavenly home, and all the old problems and issues of this life will pass away. So don't give up now. Romans 8:18 says, “What we are suffering now is nothing compared with our future glory.”
Final Thoughts on Bible Verses about Not Giving Up or Surrendering
A good practice is to read, meditate on, and draw these scriptures into your heart. It is also powerful to pray these scriptures back to the Lord when praying about a situation.
For instance, if you are praying for wisdom concerning a situation in your life, pray what the scriptures say about God giving it liberally. It will strengthen your faith as you lay hold of God’s promises in scripture to help you.
Isaiah 55:11 says, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Don't lose heart, give up, or surrender; God's word will be accomplished in your life. Let it comfort and strengthen you. Then, there will come a day when it will all makes sense.
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