Posted on September 24 2018
10 Inspiring Bible Verses About Perseverance
One of Exalt’s 5 pillars is Perseverance. We believe in persevering through life’s challenges, especially when it comes to faith and fitness. To help you endure through all of your struggles, here is a list of 10 inspiring Bible verses that we hope will encourage you.
1. 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 (James 1:12).
Everyone runs into struggles at some point in their lives. You need to remember that, if you persevere through them and stay true to your faith, the Lord will reward you. This is definitely true when it comes to your fitness. Even if you do not see your body grow and strengthen as quickly as you might have desired, your staying true to your routine regardless of the outcome pleases God. After all, you are honoring the body he has given you by exercising meticulously and nourishing it well. He will allow great change to happen from within you--even if you do not notice it right away.
2. More than that, 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 (Romans 5:3-5).
This verse is meant to remind us that there is a long journey to get where we want to go, and we have to grow and change along the way, but it will be worth it in the end. In times of tribulation, we should not stop in our tracks and sulk to ourselves. Rather, we should continue sprinting through the darkness and call upon the Lord for guidance. In doing so, we build resilience. Being resilient does not mean you will be invincible, of course. Rather, it means that you have the fortitude to build yourself up even when the world tears you down, especially when He is at your side.
3. We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized (Hebrews 6:11).
This verse reminds us of a straightforward but important principle: If you truly want something, never give up. Stay with it until it’s all over, because only then will you succeed.
4. Being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience (Colossians 1:11).
When you feel like giving up, take strength from the Lord. You will then have the ability to persevere through whatever battle you are fighting. Also remember that you must exercise patience. God wants to make a difference in your life and help you be the best you can be, but you have to allow Him to do so as he sees fit for you.
5. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up (Galatians 6:9).
This verse echoes a sentiment very similar to the ones above: that it is important never to give up. Trust in God’s timing. You will be rewarded when the time is right. Furthermore, always strive not only to be the best you can be but to be an example to others as well. Continue to help your neighbor with her lawn work, even if you do not reap a tangible reward from it. After all, that is not the goal. The goal is to good work to glorify God and to be the best version of yourself you can be.
6. 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 (Revelation 2:10).
While the book of Revelation may offer some grim glimpses into the future, it also offers much advice that is applicable to us now in everyday life. This verse is a fine example of this. It is natural for humans to worry. Even if we aren’t going through a struggle now, but we believe one is coming, we tend to fret about it. Don’t. God knows the challenges you will be facing, and He will reward you if you persevere.
7. And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good (2 Thessalonians 3:13).
Sometimes it is hard to continue doing what you know is right, but this straightforward Bible verse encourages us to keep doing good things, even if we are not rewarded immediately for our efforts. The more we help others and choose the righteous path, the more resolute in our faith we will become. This, of course, takes practice and patience. So be patient with yourself and with God.
8. Stand firm, and you will win life (Luke 21:19).
This is a simple, yet strong reminder that, as long as you keep pressing on, you will succeed. You cannot expect to win the race if you never start running in the first place. Even if you fall short, you can take comfort in knowing that you put your faith in Him and tried your best. This knowledge will strengthen you.
9. If we endure, we will also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us (2 Timothy 2:12).
It is God’s wish that you keep persevering. He does not want to turn away from us. At the same time, He also wants us to come to Him. So stay strong. Stay true to your faith. You will one day be with the Lord.
10. Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell the earth (Revelation 3:10).
This verse concludes this article on a high note. If you heed His word, God will save you from your worst challenges. It does not matter what these struggles are. They can be trivial, like simply getting along with difficult coworkers or quarrelsome neighbors. They be weightier matters, like a severe illness or a loss in the family. Whatever the case, God wants us to keep our faith and persevere through times of trial so that He may guide us to peace.
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