19 Bible Verses About Struggle (ESV)

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  1. Psalm 27:1 - "The LORD is my light and..."
  2. Ecclesiastes 7:9 - "Be not quick in your spirit..."
  3. Isaiah 41:13 - "For I, the LORD your God,..."
  4. 2 Timothy 2:23-24 - "Have nothing to do with foolish,..."
  5. James 1:19-21 - "Know this, my beloved brothers: let..."
  6. Proverbs 17:27 - "Whoever restrains his words has knowledge,..."
  7. Luke 10:41-42 - "But the Lord answered her, "Martha,..."
  8. James 1:20 - "for the anger of man does..."
  9. 1 Peter 5:7 - "casting all your anxieties on him,..."
  10. Romans 12:1-2 - "I appeal to you therefore, brothers,..."
  11. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 - "Love is patient and kind; love..."
  12. Romans 5:3-5 - "More than that, we rejoice in..."
  13. Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through..."
  14. James 1:12 - "Blessed is the man who remains..."
  15. James 1:2-4 - "Count it all joy, my brothers,..."
  16. Romans 8:17-18 - "and if children, then heirs--heirs of..."
  17. Romans 8:28 - "And we know that for those..."
  18. Proverbs 3:5-6 - "Trust in the LORD with all..."
  19. Proverbs 12:25 - "Anxiety in a man's heart weighs..."

1. Psalm 27:1

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

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2. Ecclesiastes 7:9

9 Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.

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3. Isaiah 41:13

13 For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, "Fear not, I am the one who helps you."

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4. 2 Timothy 2:23-24

23 Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. 24 And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil,

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5. James 1:19-21

19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness that God requires. 21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

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6. Proverbs 17:27

27 Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

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7. Luke 10:41-42

41 But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her."

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8. James 1:20

20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness that God requires.

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9. 1 Peter 5:7

7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

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10. Romans 12:1-2

1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

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11. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5

4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

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12. Romans 5:3-5

3 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 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.

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13. Philippians 4:13

13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

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14. James 1:12

12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

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15. James 1:2-4

2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

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16. Romans 8:17-18

17 and if children, then heirs--heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

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17. Romans 8:28

28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

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18. Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

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19. Proverbs 12:25

25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 27:1
  2. Proverbs 3:5-6
  3. Proverbs 12:25
  4. Proverbs 17:27
  5. Ecclesiastes 7:9
  6. Isaiah 41:13
  7. Luke 10:41-42
  8. Romans 5:3-5
  9. Romans 8:17-18
  10. Romans 8:28
  11. Romans 12:1-2
  12. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5
  13. Philippians 4:13
  14. 2 Timothy 2:23-24
  15. James 1:19-21
  16. James 1:12
  17. James 1:20
  18. James 1:2-4
  19. 1 Peter 5:7

Psalm 27:1

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

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Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

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Proverbs 12:25

25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

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Proverbs 17:27

27 Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.

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Ecclesiastes 7:9

9 Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.

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Isaiah 41:13

13 For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, "Fear not, I am the one who helps you."

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Luke 10:41-42

41 But the Lord answered her, "Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her."

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Romans 5:3-5

3 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 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.

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Romans 8:17-18

17 and if children, then heirs--heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

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Romans 8:28

28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

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Romans 12:1-2

1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

View on BibleGateway

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

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Philippians 4:13

13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

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2 Timothy 2:23-24

23 Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. 24 And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil,

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James 1:19-21

19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness that God requires. 21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

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James 1:12

12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

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James 1:20

20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness that God requires.

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James 1:2-4

2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

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1 Peter 5:7

7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

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