Never Give Up!

Never Give Up - Track Runner 
Ever felt like quitting? It’s always easier to quit and give up! We all feel like giving up sometimes. The Bible brings us strength to not give up or give in to our feelings. This list of Scriptures will jumpstart your heart to focus on what God can do, not what you feel like you can’t do.

Bible Study: Never Give Up! 

Joshua 8:1 NCV
Then the LORD said to Joshua, “Don’t be afraid or give up. Lead all your fighting men to Ai. I will help you defeat the king of Ai, his people, his city, and his land.

2 Chronicles 15:7-8 NIV
But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” When Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Azariah son of Oded the prophet, he took courage. He removed the detestable idols from the whole land of Judah and Benjamin and from the towns he had captured in the hills of Ephraim. He repaired the altar of the Lord that was in front of the portico of the Lord’s temple.

Psalm 94:14 NCV
The Lord won’t leave his people nor give up his children.

Proverbs 24:10 NCV
If you give up when trouble comes, it shows that you are weak.

Jonah 2:7-8 NCV
When my life had almost gone, I remembered the LORD. I prayed to you, and you heard my prayers in your Holy Temple. People who worship useless idols give up their loyalty to you.

Mark 4:17 NCV
But since they don’t allow the teaching to go deep into their lives, they keep it only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the teaching they accepted, they quickly give up.

Luke 8:13 NCV
The seed that fell on rock is like those who hear God’s teaching and accept it gladly, but they don’t allow the teaching to go deep into their lives. They believe for a while, but when trouble comes, they give up.

Luke 18:1 NLT
One day Jesus told his disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.

Luke 22:31-32 NCV
Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to test all of you as a farmer sifts his wheat. I have prayed that you will not lose your faith! Help your brothers be stronger when you come back to me.

1 Corinthians 13:7 NLT
Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

2 Corinthians 4:1-2 NLT
Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way, we never give up. We reject all shameful deeds and underhanded methods. We don’t try to trick anyone or distort the word of God. We tell the truth before God, and all who are honest know this.

2 Corinthians 4:8-9 NCV
We have troubles all around us, but we are not defeated. We do not know what to do, but we do not give up the hope of living. We are persecuted, but God does not leave us. We are hurt sometimes, but we are not destroyed.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 NCV
So we do not give up. Our physical body is becoming older and weaker, but our spirit inside us is made new every day. We have small troubles for a while now, but they are helping us gain an eternal glory that is much greater than the troubles. We set our eyes not on what we see but on what we cannot see. What we see will last only a short time, but what we cannot see will last forever.

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

Colossians 1:11 NCV
God will strengthen you with his own great power so that you will not give up when troubles come, but you will be patient.

2 Timothy 3:10-11 NCV
But you have followed what I teach, the way I live, my goal, faith, patience, and love. You know I never give up. You know how I have been hurt and have suffered, as in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. I have suffered, but the Lord saved me from all those troubles.

Hebrews 10:24-25 NIV
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Hebrews 10:23-25 NCV
Let us hold firmly to the hope that we have confessed, because we can trust God to do what he promised.
Let us think about each other and help each other to show love and do good deeds. You should not stay away from the church meetings, as some are doing, but you should meet together and encourage each other. Do this even more as you see the day coming.

Hebrews 12:1 NCV
We are surrounded by a great cloud of people whose lives tell us what faith means. So let us run the race that is before us and never give up. We should remove from our lives anything that would get in the way and the sin that so easily holds us back.

Hebrews 12:3-4 NLT
Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up. After all, you have not yet given your lives in your struggle against sin.

Hebrews 12:5-6 NLT
And have you forgotten the encouraging words God spoke to you as his children? He said, “My child, don’t make light of the LORD’s discipline, and don’t give up when he corrects you. For the LORD disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child.”

James 5:8,10-11 NCV

You, too, must be patient. Do not give up hope, because the Lord is coming soon. Brothers and sisters, follow the example of the prophets who spoke for the Lord. They suffered many hard things, but they were patient. We say they are happy because they did not give up. You have heard about Job’s patience, and you know the Lord’s purpose for him in the end. You know the Lord is full of mercy and is kind.