30 Bible Verses About Failure (Explained)

Failure is not the end but a stepping stone to growth and deeper dependence on God’s grace. Throughout the Bible, we find stories of imperfect people who experienced failure yet found redemption and restoration through God’s mercy. Join us as we reflect on verses that offer comfort and guidance for navigating the challenges of failure with humility, faith, and perseverance.

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Bible Verses About Failure

Proverbs 24:16 – The Righteous May Fall

For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.

Psalm 37:23-24 – God Establishes Our Steps

The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.

1 Corinthians 10:12 – Watch Out for Temptation

So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!

Proverbs 14:21 – Failure to Help Others

Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.

James 4:17 – Failure to Do What is Right

So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

Proverbs 24:17 – Do Not Rejoice in Others’ Failure

Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles.

2 Samuel 22:28 – God Saves the Humble

You save a humble people, but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them down.

John 16:33 – Finding Peace in Christ

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.

Proverbs 16:18 – Pride Before a Fall

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

Psalm 34:19 – The Righteous Face Troubles

The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.

Matthew 11:28-29 – Finding Rest in Christ

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Joshua 1:9 – God is With You

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.

Galatians 6:9 – Don’t Give Up

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Jeremiah 29:11 – God’s Plans for You

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Psalm 73:26 – Perfected in Weakness

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

Isaiah 41:10 – Don’t Be Afraid

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.

1 Peter 5:7 – Cast Your Cares on God

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Philippians 4:13 – Through Christ, All Things Are Possible

I can do all things through him who gives me strength.

Psalm 121:2 – Help Comes from the Lord

My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 – God’s Power in Weakness

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 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.

Psalm 55:22 – Cast Your Burden on the Lord

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.

1 Corinthians 15:58 – Stand Firm

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

Psalm 55:22 – God’s Faithfulness in Times of Failure

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.

Isaiah 43:2 – God’s Presence in the Midst of Trials

When you pass through 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.

Hebrews 13:5 – God Will Never Leave You

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Psalm 147:3 – God Heals the Brokenhearted

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

2 Corinthians 4:8-9 – Pressed but Not Crushed

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.

Psalm 30:5 – Joy Comes in the Morning

For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Isaiah 40:31 – Renewed Strength

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.

Psalm 34:18 – God is Near the Brokenhearted

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

2 Corinthians 5:17 – A New Creation in Christ

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

Isaiah 54:10 – God’s Unfailing Love

Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

Psalm 91:11 – God’s Angels Protect You

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.

Psalm 138:8 – God’s Faithfulness

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.

Philippians 1:6 – God’s Faithfulness in Completing His Work

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 12:2 – God’s Strength and Salvation

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

Psalm 103:12 – God’s Forgiveness and Removal of Failure

As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Philippians 3:13-14 – Press on Toward the Goal

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 46:1 – God is Our Refuge and Strength

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

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 – Comfort in Times of Failure

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

Psalm 34:17 – God Delivers the Righteous

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.

Romans 8:37 – Conquerors Through Christ

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Psalm 23:4 – God’s Comfort in the Valley of Failure

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Matthew 11:28 – Finding Rest in Christ

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Jeremiah 17:7 – Trusting in the Lord

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.

Psalm 121:3 – God Keeps You from Falling

He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber.

1 Peter 4:19 – Entrust Yourself to God

So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.

Psalm 37:24 – The Steps of a Man are Established by the Lord

Though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.

Psalm 62:1-2 – Waiting on God

Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

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