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When we feel discouraged about something we’re trying to do, it’s easy to get tired and lose heart. In our moments of frustration and failure, we need to turn to God and his Word to find the strength to keep going. Check out this Scripture Playlist for Bible verses that help us believe our efforts make a difference.


Never give up praying. And when you pray, keep alert and be thankful.

Colossians 4:2 CEV

Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.

Galatians 6:9 NASB95

We are like clay jars in which this treasure is stored. The real power comes from God and not from us. [8] We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don’t know what to do, we never give up. In times of trouble, God is with us, and when we are knocked down, we get up again.

2 Corinthians 4:7-9 CEV

Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord [always doing your best and doing more than is needed], being continually aware that your labor [even to the point of exhaustion] in the Lord is not futile nor wasted [it is never without purpose].

1 Corinthians 15:58 AMP

Even if the mountains were to crumble and the hills disappear, my heart of steadfast, faithful love will never leave you, and my covenant of peace with you will never be shaken,” says Yahweh, whose love and compassion will never give up on you.

Isaiah 54:10 TPT

God, who got you started in this spiritual adventure, shares with us the life of his Son and our Master Jesus. He will never give up on you. Never forget that.

1 Corinthians 1:7-9 MSG

But in every way we show that we are servants of God. We never give up, even though we face troubles, difficulties, and problems of every kind.

2 Corinthians 6:4 ERV

Pray in the Spirit at all times. Pray with all kinds of prayers, and ask for everything you need. To do this you must always be ready. Never give up. Always pray for all of God’s people.

Ephesians 6:18 ERV

The LORD is there to rescue all who are discouraged and have given up hope.

Psalm 34:18 CEV

He will say to them, ‘Listen to me, all you men of Israel! Do not be afraid as you go out to fight your enemies today! Do not lose heart or panic or tremble before them. [4] For the LORD your God is going with you! He will fight for you against your enemies, and he will give you victory!’

Deuteronomy 20:3-4 NLT

And as for [the rest of] you, believers, do not grow tired or lose heart in doing good [but continue doing what is right without weakening].

2 Thessalonians 3:13 AMP

I am completely discouraged— I lie in the dust. Revive me by your Word.

Psalm 119:25 TLB

And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

Hebrews 12:1-3 NIV

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NIV

From the ends of the earth, I call to you when I begin to lose heart. Lead me to the rock that is high above me.

Psalm 61:2 GW

For you will be successful if you carefully obey the decrees and regulations that the LORD gave to Israel through Moses. Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid or lose heart!

1 Chronicles 22:13 NLT

“Look at my servant, whom I strengthen. He is my chosen one, who pleases me. I have put my Spirit upon him. He will bring justice to the nations. [2] He will not shout or raise his voice in public. [3] He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle. He will bring justice to all who have been wronged. [4] He will not falter or lose heart until justice prevails throughout the earth. Even distant lands beyond the sea will wait for his instruction. “

Isaiah 42:1-4 NLT

I said to myself, “I’m completely worn out; my time has been wasted. But I did it for the LORD God, and he will reward me.”

Isaiah 49:4 CEV

But listen, my friends-we don’t mean to discourage you completely with such talk. We are convinced that you are made for better things, the things of salvation, [10] because God is not unjust or unfair. He won’t overlook the work you have done or the love you have carried to each other in His name while doing His work, as you are still doing. [11] We want you all to continue working until the end so that you’ll realize the certainty that comes with hope.

Hebrews 6:9-11 Voice

When we arrived in Macedonia, there was no rest for us. We faced conflict from every direction, with battles on the outside and fear on the inside. But God, who encourages those who are discouraged, encouraged us by the arrival of Titus.

2 Corinthians 7:5-6 NLT

In the same way you received Jesus our Lord and Messiah by faith, continue your journey of faith, progressing further into your union with him!  Your spiritual roots go deeply into his life as you are continually infused with strength, encouraged in every way.

Colossians 2:6-7 TPT

My friends, be glad, even if you have a lot of trouble. [3] You know that you learn to endure by having your faith tested. [4] But you must learn to endure everything, so that you will be completely mature and not lacking in anything.

James 1:2-4 CEV

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

2 Timothy 4:7 BSB

So don’t lose the courage that you had in the past. Your courage will be rewarded richly. [36] You must be patient. After you have done what God wants, you will get what he promised you.

Hebrews 10:35-36 ERV

But Christ is the Son in charge of God’s people. And we are those people, if we keep on being brave and don’t lose hope. [7] It is just as the Holy Spirit says, “If you hear God’s voice today, [8] don’t be stubborn! Don’t rebel like those people who were tested in the desert.

Hebrews 3:6-8 CEV

We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 1:3 NIV

If you enjoyed this Scripture Playlist, check out the devotional it was based on titled, “Don’t Lose Heart.” 

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