A Verse for Every Mile

As I prepare to run my 2nd marathon,  I try to use sayings, mantras, songs, and verses to help get me through these long runs and speed workouts.  Last week I came up with a list of my favorite running songs right now.  Here are verses that give me strength.  I hope that they can give you the inspiration they give me. 

  1. Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. *Hebrews 12:1
  2. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. *Philippians 4:6
  3. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. *Romans 8:18
  4. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. *Joshua 1:9
  5. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.*Romans 12:12
  6. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own. *Matthew 6:34
  7. How valuable you are!  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?*Luke 12:24-25
  8. For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.*Isaiah 41:13
  9. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and the one who knocks, the door will be opened. *Luke 11:10
  10. Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone.  Forgive as the Lord forgave you.  And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. *Colossians 3:12-14
  11. Be still and know that I am God. *Psalm 46:10 (Please, don’t take this one literally.)
  12. I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart.  And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give.  So don’t be troubled or afraid. *John 14:27
  13. Be strong and courageous!  Do not be afraid.  For the Lord your God has gone ahead of you.  He will neither fail you nor abandon you.*Deuteronomy 31:6
  14. “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord.  “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  You will call on me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. *Jeremiah 29:11-13
  15. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.  He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. *Psalms 18:2
  16. Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.  Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you.  I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. *Isaiah 41:10
  17. Let us not grow weary in doing good.  For at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. *Galatians 6:9
  18. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.  Be strong and courageous. *Joshua 10:25
  19. Take heart! I have overcome the world.*John 16:33
  20. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.  They will soar high on the wings like eagles.  They will run and not grow weary.  They will walk and not faint. *Isaiah 40:31
  21. “What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked.  “Anything is possible if a person believes.” *Mark 9:23
  22. We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character; and character, hope. *Romans 5:3-4
  23. Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. *Ephesians 6:10
  24. Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.  Seek his will in all you do, and he will set your paths straight. *Proverbs 3:5-6
  25. I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength. *Philippians 4:13
  26. When you pass though the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.  For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.  *Isaiah 43:2-3

And for that .2 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have kept the faith. *2Timothy 4:7

Do you have a verse or saying that gets you through it?  Post it below!


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