Have you ever been engulfed with fear because of a tough situation you had to deal with?
There is lot that can happen and cause us to lose courage. Things like losing a job, losing a loved one, making a tough decision, taking on a new challenging role, a difficult relationship… and the list can go on.
In this article I will share 16 Psalms for courage and a Prayer that you can make whenever you face a difficult situation. Read these whenever you are feeling afraid.
If the Lord is for you, who will be against you?
A while back, I was faced with a difficult situation that needed me to make a very uncomfortable decision. These Psalms gave me a lot of comfort and inspiration. Through prayer, God guided me and even though the path I took seemed so uncertain, in the end things worked out fine.
Many times, we just need to let go of our fears and let God’s promises reign. Having complete Faith that He will hold our hand no matter what.
16 Psalms for Courage
“I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustained me.
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around.”
“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”
“The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?”
“Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me,
even then I will be confident.”
“Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!”
“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.
“ Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all.
He guards all his bones; Not one of them is broken”
“God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.”
“There they are in great fear Where no fear was,
For God has scattered the bones of him who encamps against you;
You have put them to shame, Because God has despised them.”
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise—
in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
“Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.”
“He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day.
“They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.”
“The Lord is on my side;
I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
“ I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.”
How to pray for courage
Life can throw a lot at us that will make us loose courage, but we have hope in Word of God.
Whenever you are afraid:
- Close your eyes
- Breath in and hold your breath for a few seconds
- Breath out and read these psalms, slowly and quietly as you internalize the affirmations from these verses
- Pause after finishing each verse, reread the verse if you wish to
- When you are done, close your eyes again, believe and pray for courage
Below is a prayer that you can say when you need courage to face a difficult situation.
A prayer for courage
Even though am feeling weak,
I know Your promises will make me strong,
Even though am afraid,
I trust your guidance,
Give me courage to face this difficult situation,
I pray for strength and wisdom,
Lord I need your grace,
I need you Lord,
You have done it before,
And you will continue to show your mercies upon me,
In Jesus name,
Friend, I encourage you to share these verses with someone who may need to overcome their fear and trust God in a tough situation.
May God grant you peace and courage to face difficult times. May His promises be fulfilled in your life.
Thank you for stopping by.