26 Powerful Psalms for Strength (with Free Printable Cards)

Looking for powerful Psalms to give you strength and encouragement? The Psalms have always been a favorite place in Scripture to find Bible verses that have helped me get through difficult times.

Take a look at these 26 amazing Psalms for strength, and feel free to download a FREE set of printable Scripture cards for each psalm at the end of this post!

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Inspiring Psalms of Strength During Difficult Times

Each of the following Psalms are in the NIV (New International Version). Many of these Scriptures were written by King David when he faced times of difficulty in his life.

He relied on the strength of the Lord to help him during those times. May you also find hope and strength in these Bible verses!

Psalm 18:1-2

I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.


Psalm 18:32

It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.

Psalm 18:39

You armed me with strength for battle; you humbled my adversaries before me.

When the storms of life rage on, what a blessing it is to know that God strengthens us for the spiritual battles that lay ahead! 

Psalm 21:1

The king rejoices in your strength, Lord. How great is his joy in the victories you give!

Psalm 21:13

Be exalted in your strength, Lord; we will sing and praise your might.

Psalm 24:8

Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.

Psalm 28:7

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

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Psalm 28:8

The Lord is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.

Psalm 29:1

Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.

psalm 29:1

Psalm 29:11

The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.

psalm 29:11

Psalms for Strength and Encouragement

The Psalms provide a powerful source of strength and encouragement to us during any season of life. The definition of encouragement means to give support and hope to someone (source).

God’s Word certainly gives us that hope and encouragement on a daily basis.

Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

psalm 46:1

Psalm 59:9-10a

You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.

Psalm 59:16

But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.

psalm 56:16

Psalm 59:17

You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.

I love that God is our Fortress and Strong Tower. Praise God that we can rely on him for help and strength! 

Psalm 68:28

Summon your power, God; show us your strength, our God, as you have done before.

psalm 68:28

Psalm 68:35

You, God, are awesome in your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!

Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we have strength to do the impossible! 

Psalm 73:26

My flesh and my heart may fail,  but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 81:1

Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob!

psalm 81:1

Psalm 84:5

Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.

Psalm 84:7

They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.

Not only does God give us strength, but he gives us higher levels of strength. Praise God that we can go from strength to strength to overcome the obstacles in life that we face!

Psalms for Strength and Comfort

Are you in need of comfort today? Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one or desire consolation for a difficult situation you are going through, remember that God’s strength will sustain you.

May we each be firmly rooted in his promises that he is our strength and salvation forever.

Psalm 89:17

For you are their glory and strength, and by your favor you exalt our horn.

Psalm 93:1

The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength; indeed, the world is established, firm and secure.

Psalm 96:6

Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary.

psalm 96:6

Psalm 105:4

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.

Psalm 118:14

The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.

Psalm 119:28

My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.

A Prayer for Strength During Hard Times

Lord, thank you for being my strength everyday. During the times in my life when I feel weak and feeble, remind me that you have strengthened me by the power of your Holy Spirit.

You have equipped me with everything I need to live a life filled with purposes. In the storms of life, help me to rely on you for help and strength each day.

In the storms of life, help me to rely on you for help and strength each day. You are my source of comfort, and a very present help in times of trouble. May the light of your presence shine brightly and lead me to the right path that you have prepared for me.

May your unfailing love surround me in my time of need. In Jesus’ name, amen. 

God is our Fortress, Strong Tower and Stronghold

Not only is God our strength, but he is our strong tower and stronghold. A strong tower or stronghold was a fortress, or building of refuge and a place of defense and security (source).

Isn’t it comforting to know that God not only gives us his strength when we are weak, but he is our source of protection and fortification against the attacks of the enemy. Praise the Lord! 

Here are powerful psalms of strength that describe God as our strong tower, fortress, and stronghold.

Psalm 8:2

Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.

Psalm 8:2

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalm 9:9

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalm 18:2

The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 27:1

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?

Psalm 31:2

Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.

Psalm 37:39

The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord; he is their stronghold in time of trouble.

Psalm 61:3

For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.

Psalm 71:7

I have become a sign to many; you are my strong refuge.

Psalm 140:7

Sovereign Lord, my strong deliverer, you shield my head in the day of battle.

Psalm 144:2

He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.

Free Printable Cards with Psalms to Give you Strength

You can download and print the Psalms for strength printable cards by clicking on the button below! 

In Conclusion

I pray that these psalms give you strength and encouragement as you seek the Lord in prayer and grow in his Word. When the struggles of life come, we can be fortified with the power of Christ to overcome any situation we face! 

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