Are you tired of feeling like your faith is a short-lived flame that flickers out as soon as adversity strikes? Do you want to have the kind of unwavering faith that cannot only weather any storm but increase and grow through any storm? We’re looking at strategies to have faith for the long haul. We’re talking about endurance– Biblical patience over time – the ability to grow deeper in your faith when everything around you seems to be falling apart.

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67 Bible Verses on Enduring Faith

Romans 5:3-4 (NLT)
“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.”

James 1:2-3 (NLT)
“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.”

1 Corinthians 10:13 (NLT)
“The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.”

2 Timothy 2:12 (NLT)
“If we endure hardship, we will reign with him. If we deny him, he will deny us.”

Hebrews 10:36 (NLT)
“Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.”

Matthew 24:13 (NLT)
“But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”

Romans 15:4 (NLT)
“Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.”

Romans 15:5 (NLT)
“May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus.”

2 Corinthians 1:6 (NLT)
“Even when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and salvation! For when we ourselves are comforted, we will certainly comfort you. Then you can patiently endure the same things we suffer.”

2 Corinthians 6:4 (NLT)
“In everything we do, we show that we are true ministers of God. We patiently endure troubles and hardships and calamities of every kind.”

Galatians 6:9 (NLT)
“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”

Ephesians 6:18 (NLT)
“Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”

Colossians 1:11 (NLT)
“We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy,”

1 Thessalonians 1:3 (NLT)
“As we pray to our God and Father about you, we think of your faithful work, your loving deeds, and the enduring hope you have because of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

2 Thessalonians 1:4 (NLT)
“We proudly tell God’s other churches about your endurance and faithfulness in all the persecutions and hardships you are suffering.”

2 Thessalonians 3:5 (NLT)
“May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ.”

1 Timothy 6:11 (NLT)
“But you, Timothy, are a man of God; so run from all these evil things. Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.”

2 Timothy 3:10 (NLT)
“But you, Timothy, certainly know what I teach, and how I live, and what my purpose in life is. You know my faith, my patience, my love, and my endurance.”

Hebrews 12:1 (NLT)
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life

Psalm 27:14 (NLT)
“Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”

Psalm 37:7 (NLT)
“Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.”

Proverbs 24:10 (NLT)
“If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small.”

Isaiah 40:31 (NLT)
“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”

Lamentations 3:25 (NLT)
“The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him.”

Micah 7:7 (NLT)
“As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me.”

Matthew 10:22 (NLT)
“And all nations will hate you because you are my followers. But everyone who endures to the end will be saved.”

Matthew 24:42 (NLT)
“So you, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know what day your Lord is coming.”

Mark 13:13 (NLT)
“And everyone will hate you because you are my followers. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”

Luke 8:15 (NLT)
“And the seeds that fell on the good soil represent honest, good-hearted people who hear God’s word, cling to it, and patiently produce a huge harvest.”

Luke 21:19 (NLT)
“By standing firm, you will win your souls.”

Romans 2:7 (NLT)
“He will give eternal life to those who keep on doing good, seeking after the glory and honor and immortality that God offers.”

Romans 8:25 (NLT)
“But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.”

Romans 12:12 (NLT)
“Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.”

Colossians 3:12 (NLT)
“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.”

Hebrews 6:15 (NLT)
“Then Abraham waited patiently, and he received what God had promised.”

Hebrews 10:37 (NLT)
“For in just a little while, the Coming One will come and not delay.”

Romans 15:13 (NLT)
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”

1 Corinthians 9:24 (NLT)
“Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!”

1 Corinthians 16:13 (NLT)
“Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.”

2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (NLT)
“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.”

Galatians 6:2 (NLT)
“Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.”

Ephesians 4:2 (NLT)
“Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.”

Philippians 4:13 (NLT)
“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”

Colossians 3:23-24 (NLT)
“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.”

1 Thessalonians 5:14 (NLT)
“Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are lazy. Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who are weak. Be patient with everyone.”

Hebrews 3:6 (NLT)
“But Christ, as the Son, is in charge of God’s entire house. And we are God’s house, if we keep our courage and remain confident in our hope in Christ.”

Hebrews 6:11-12 (NLT)
“Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true. Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God’s promises because of their faith and endurance.”

Hebrews 10:23 (NLT)
“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.”

Hebrews 10:39 (NLT)
“But we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved.”

James 5:7-8 (NLT)
“Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen. You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near.”

James 5:10-11 (NLT)
“For examples of patience in suffering, dear brothers and sisters, look at the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. We give great honor to those who endure under suffering. For instance, you know about Job, a man of great endurance. You can see how the Lord was kind to him at the end, for the Lord is full of tenderness and mercy.”

1 Peter 1:6-7 (NLT)
“So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.”

1 Peter 2:19-20 (NLT)
“For God is pleased when, conscious of his will, you patiently endure unjust treatment. Of course, you get no credit for being patient if you are beaten for doing wrong. But if you suffer for doing good and endure it patiently, God is pleased with you.”

1 Peter 3:14 (NLT)
“But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats.”

1 Peter 4:12-13 (NLT)
“Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.”

2 Peter 1:5-7 (NLT)
“In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises. Supplement your faith with a generous provision of moral excellence, and moral excellence with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with patient endurance, and patient endurance with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love for everyone.”

Revelation 2:10 (NLT)
“Don’t be afraid of what you are about to suffer. The devil will throw some of you into prison to test you. You will suffer for ten days. But if you remain faithful even when facing death, I will give you the crown of life.”

Revelation 2:26 (NLT)
“To all who are victorious, who obey me to the very end, To them I will give authority over all the nations.”

Revelation 3:8 (NLT)
“I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close. You have little strength, yet you obeyed my word and did not deny me.”

Revelation 3:10-11 (NLT)
“Because you have obeyed my command to persevere, I will protect you from the great time of testing that will come upon the whole world to test those who belong to this world. I am coming soon.”

Revelation 13:10 (NLT)
“Anyone who is destined for prison will be taken to prison. Anyone destined to die by the sword will die by the sword. This means that God’s holy people must endure persecution patiently and remain faithful.”

Revelation 14:12-13 (NLT)
“This means that God’s holy people must endure persecution patiently, obeying his commands and maintaining their faith in Jesus… Let this encourage God’s holy people to endure persecution patiently and remain faithful.”

Revelation 21:7 (NLT)
“All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children.”

Revelation 22:12 (NLT)
“Look, I am coming soon, bringing my reward with me to repay all people according to their deeds.”

Psalm 130:5 (NLT)
“I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word.”

Psalm 37:9 (NLT)
“For the wicked will be destroyed, but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land.”

1 Peter 5:10 (NLT)
“In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation.”

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