20 Bible Verses for Strength Before Surgery

There’s no trial too hard to endure, and no mountain too steep to climb if you’re a child of the King, our Heavenly Father.

The key to getting through hard times is to trust in God and not put confidence in ourselves or men.

As human beings, we are limited in our strength and understanding of life. Therefore, we must surrender and give everything to God.

As such, the strength that you need to get past this surgery is in God, and here are 25 surgery passages for strength before surgery.

God is the strength of your life.

1. Proverbs 31:25

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.”

2. Romans 15:5

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.”

3. Thessalonians 5:11

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

4. John 16:33

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

5. Psalm 121:1-2

“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.”

6. Nehemiah 8:10

“Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

7. Isaiah 41:10

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

8. Exodus 15:2

“The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him—my father’s God, and I will exalt him.”

9. Joshua 1:9

“Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

10. Isaiah 12:2

“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.”

11. Isaiah 40:29

“He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.”

12. 1 Peter 5:10

“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast.”

13. Psalm 73:26

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

14. Phillippians 4:13

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

15. 2 Corinthians 12:10

“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

16. 2 Thessalonians 3:3

“But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.”

17. 1 Chronicles 16:11

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

18. 1 Corinthians 16:13

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”

19. Habakkuk 3:19

“The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.”

20. Ephesians 6:10

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.”

21. Psalm 29:11

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

22. Deuteronomy 31:6

“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

23. 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?”

24. Isaiah 40:31

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

25. Psalm 46:1-3

“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.”

Short Prayer for Strength Before Surgery

“Dear Father, my scheduled surgery makes me nervous and terrified. I ask for your protection as I go into the operating room and the medical professionals operate on my body.

Please direct the surgeon’s hand as they carry out the task at hand. Give them discernment in all their decisions, and aid me in leaning on You for support.

As I enter the doctor’s office, help me to experience Your presence there.

As You have promised, be at my side. You’ve assured me that you will never abandon me.

When I wake up, follow me as I go through my healing and rehabilitation.” In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Final Words on Strength Before Surgery

I pray that these Bible passages encourage you to find strength, tenacity, calm, and—most importantly—fortitude within, regardless of whether you’re currently experiencing spiritual, mental, or bodily weakness.

That said, once you would have completed the surgery successfully, come back and build your faith with our after-surgery Bible verses.

God is the strength of your life, and as such, receive the strength you need before surgery, it’s yours.

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