12 Encouraging Bible Verses for Athletes

12 Encouraging Bible Verses for Athletes

As athletes, you tend to be easily inspired by your passions, dreams, other’s inspirational stories and successes. But sometimes that is not enough. You hit roadblocks, get burnt out, injured, and exhausted. Have you ever wonder if you can push on any longer or if this dream is really worth it? Thankfully you 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 you through all of our ups and downs. Checkout these Encouraging Bible Verses for Athletes. Update 3/27/2023

1. 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. 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

5. Matthew 19:26

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

5. Jeremiah 17:7-8

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.
They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

6. Philippians 4:13

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

7. II Timothy 1:7

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

8. John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

9. 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

10. Psalm 55:22

“Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved”

11. Hebrews 10:35-36

35 “So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded.

36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”

12. Hebrews 10:35-36

7 “But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”

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