As athletes, we tend to be easily inspired by our passions, dreams, other’s inspirational stories and successes. But sometimes that is not enough. We hit roadblocks, get burnt out, injured, and exhausted. We wonder if we can push on any longer or if this dream is really worth it. Thankfully we don’t have to press on through the journey alone! God is always with us throughout our entire journey. The Bible offers tons of insight and encouragement that can be used to inspire us through all of our ups and downs.

Check out these 10 Encouraging Bible Verses for Athletes1. Exodus 14:14

“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” NIV

2. Deuteronomy 31:6

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” NIV

3. Isaiah 40: 29-31

“He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” ESV

4. Matthew 19:26

“But Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” ESV

5. Philippians 4:13

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” NKJV

6. 1Timothy 4:8

“for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” ESV

7. II Timothy 1:7

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” ESV

8. Hebrews 12:11

“For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” ESV

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