Top 15 Bible Verses and Quotes About Feeling Defeated

If you’ve ever been defeated, or felt defeated, these 15 Bible verse quotes should help build you back up.

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Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
- Hebrews 12:3

Though he slay me, I will hope in him; yet I will argue my ways to his face.
- Job 13:15

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.
- 1 Corinthians 4:16-17

Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
- Isaiah 40:30-31

Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!
- Psalm 126:5

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.
- 1 Corinthians 4:8-9

Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.
- Proverbs 16:3

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.
- Psalm 34:18-19

for the righteous falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked stumble in times of calamity.
- Proverbs 24:16

Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
- Psalm 55:22

The steps of a man are established by the LORD, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand.
- Psalm 37:23-24

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
- Romans 8:18

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
- Galatians 6:9

It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed."
- Deuteronomy 31:8

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
- Romans 8:28

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5 Stories From The Bible About Feeling Defeated

Here are 5 stories from the Bible about feeling defeated.

Crucified for Us

When those around the cross saw Jesus dying in such a horrible and shameful way, they thought it was the end of this “religious sect,” but it was just the beginning.  What looked like an epic fail for Jesus and His followers ended up being the greatest triumph of all, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

More than Conquerors

We cannot overcome sin or the world without the Spirit of God, but that victory was ultimately brought about by Christ, so when you’re defeated or just feeling that way, remember that “in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8:37). Now, nothing can separate us from God again (Rom 8:38-39).

Victory through Christ

If Christ had not conquered the grave, we’d have no hope of the resurrection, but Jesus’ victory over the grave brought us victory over death, so we should praise God and say, “thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:56).  This was a battle we had no hope of winning except for Christ, but even if we’re defeated in something, we have ultimate victory coming.

Born of God

If you’ve been born again, you no longer have any fear of God’s judgment.  Your sins were atoned for in Jesus Christ, and that was a greater victory than any human sporting event, including the Super Bowl, “For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith” (1 John 5:4). I know God won’t let His very own children fail

Defeated Enemies

We do not fight for victory but from victory.  Today, Satan and his minions are still having some skirmishes with believers, and we’re still in a spiritual war, but in time, “The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways” (Deuteronomy 28:7).

Everyone’s felt defeated at one time or another, including me, so I hope these 15 Bible verse quotes has encouraged you. Maybe you can share these with someone whose feeling a little defeated right now.