16 Bible Verses For When You Feel Like Giving Up


The feeling to just give up is a very familiar feeling for many of us when things are so unbearable or overwhelming. These Bible verses about not giving up hold a really special place in my heart and they are so amazing every Christian must know them.

You must know that giving up is a feeling put by the devil. Because, giving up is from the devil. The devil knows that if you throw in the towel, God’s perfect will for your life won’t come true. When you are feeling down, you must use these Bible verses about not giving up to combat those feelings put by the devil once and for all.

Because our beautiful Lord never wants you to give up. His promises are clear: He has everlasting life and comfort for us. He wants you to trust and continue the “battlefield” of life. So:

Let’s Take a Look At The Best Help Ever Given To A Human Being On Not Giving Up: These Bible Verses About Not Giving Up:

In order to help you get the absolute BEST insight on how each of these Bible verses is meant to encourage you to continue, I’ll be providing an explanation of what the top takeaways of each one of them are.

The best are reserved for the end so keep on!

  1. Philippians 1:6:

Phillipians 1:6: “Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus”.

This Bible verse depicts that even though you might feel like you want to throw in the towel, our beautiful Lord will ALWAYS fulfill the work He began on you.

So you must trust that.

2. Revelation 2:26:

Revelation 2:26: “To the one who is victorious and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations— 27 that one ‘will rule them with an iron scepter and will dash them to pieces like pottery—just as I have received authority from my Father.28 I will also give that one the morning star. 29 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches”.

This Revelation Bible verses is incredibly powerful when you want to throw in the towel. It states one must continue to do God’s will (not sinning, trusting, enduring) to the end, and the great rewards for doing so.

3. Matthew 24:13:

Matthew 24:13: “But he who endures to the end shall be saved”.

In the context of this passage of Matthew 24, our Lord wanted to warn people of the dire circumstances that there will be at the end of the world. And that we must endure.

Specially because we’re in 2018, and every day we get closer to the end of the world. So we must endure.

4. Job 2:10

Job 2:10: “He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”

In all this, Job did not sin in what he said”.

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The book of Job is one of the greatest Scriptures on not giving up. It is beautifully amazing.

Think of the worst tragedies you or your family could ever go through and what would happen to your faith if you did. Maybe you would seriously doubt your faith.

But God knows this, and of course, He knows everything, and so He used Job to teach us something astonishing.

Job went through the worst tragedies a man and his family could ever go through yet still he did what everyone should do everyday: NOT doubt and trust God. Yes, even if you die.

5. Proverbs 4:18:

Proverbs 4:18: “The path of the righteous is like the morning sun,
    shining ever brighter till the full light of day”.

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The DEEP encouragement that there is in this amazing Proverbs is that we must continue going on. Our path isn’t immediately perfect when we know our beautiful Jesus, but instead the promise of the Bible is that it will be made perfect progressively.

Glory to God for that.

6. Proverbs 24:16

Proverbs 24:16: “For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again,
    but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes”.

If you are falling several times a week in sin, despair, or hopelessness, keep rising up. The Lord will sustain you.

7. James 1:12

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”.

8. Galatians 6:9

Galatians 6:9: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up”.

Bible verses about not giving up

9. Romans 5:3-5

Romans 5:3-5: “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us”.

10. Hebrews 10:36

Hebrews 10:36: “You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. 37 For,

“In just a little while,
    he who is coming will come
    and will not delay.”

11.Psalms 16:8

Psalms 16:8: “I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
    With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken”.

12. Revelation 3:11

Revelation 3:11: “I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown”.

13. Psalm 37:23-24

Psalm 37:23-24: “The Lord makes firm the steps
    of the one who delights in him;
24 though he may stumble, he will not fall,
    for the Lord upholds him with his hand”.

14. Psalm 37:25

Psalm 37:25: “I was young and now I am old,
    yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
    or their children begging bread”.

Bible verses about not giving up

This Psalm is incredibly, incredibly important to know.

It is a deep prophecy with heavy spiritual realities that like our beautiful Lord said, “heaven and Earth will pass” if this doesn’t come true.

It means that as long as you are breathing, and as long as you remain faithful to God(that’s where the word righteous comes in) you will never see scarcity, or a situation where you have to “beg for bread”, or where you seriously lack something you need.

This is the Lord using king David to tell his people, that as long as they remain righteous, they will never lack anything, or have to beg for anything. Hallelujah.

You will go through life and you may feel that those difficulties you are going through are HEAVY, but with this special Psalm you must rest in the Lord.

15. Matthew 26:39

Matthew 26:39: “Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

Bible verses about not giving up

Every Christian that feels like giving up must know this Bible verse. Our Lord was going through to most difficult moments of his Passion, feeling the full extent of his human weakness get to Him.

Yet He taught us what every Christian must always remember, it doesn’t matter what you go through, He suffered WAY more than whatever you may be going through.

And He still taught to trust God, and to ask Him to do His will, as He pleases. Hallelujah.

16. Revelation 2:8-10

Revelation 2:8: “To the angel of the church in Smyrna write:

These are the words of him who is the First and the Last, who died and came to life again. I know your afflictions and your poverty—yet you are rich! I know about the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.

 10 Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown”.

Bible verses about not giving up

Following along the previous Bible verse is the last, but not least Bible verse. One I think is the most important of all. An entire Biblical study could be done out of this, but to sum it all up:

This was an encouraging message of comfort to the church of Smyrna in old Europe by our beautiful Lord.

When the Apostle John was receiving the most astonishing revelations a man will ever receive, our Lord taught us what I think is the most important and beautiful lesson on not giving up. He was like saying to them, “I know what you’re going through, I know your suffering, I was tortured, dead and suffered more than you and I know pain more than you, yet do not be afraid, trust me”.

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These was the message of comfort He gave to the church of Smyrna in old Europe. One was meant as an example for every Christian today. Hallelujah.

If you loved this post on Bible verses about not giving up, let me know in the comments below! I’d love to see your comments and tell me how the Lord has comforted you in your life. Hallelujah.



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