This article will explore some of the most powerful Bible verses against setback and delays. These verses will remind us of God’s presence in our lives, His plan for our future, and His willingness to help us overcome any obstacle. We will discover how the Bible can give us hope and encouragement to keep going when we feel like giving up.

Life is full of ups and downs, and we all experience setbacks and delays at one point or another. It can be easy to become discouraged and lose hope when our plans are delayed or when we encounter obstacles along the way. As Christians, we have access to a powerful source of comfort and guidance during these difficult times – the Bible.


The Bible is full of verses that remind us of God’s love and faithfulness and that provide comfort and strength during times of hardship. We must turn to the Bible for guidance and support when we face setbacks and delays.

Whether you are facing financial difficulties, relationship problems, health challenges, or any other type of setback or delay, the Bible has something to offer. So, let’s dive in and discover the words of wisdom and comfort found in the Bible’s pages.


Bible Verses Against Setback and Delay

 1. 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.”

2. 2 Chronicles 32:7

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him.”


3. Jeremiah 29:11

“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.”

4. Philippians 4:13

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


5. 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.”

6. Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

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. Romans 8:28

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

9. Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

10. Matthew 6:33

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

11. 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.”

12. 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.”

13. Isaiah 40:29

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”

14. Matthew 6:34

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

15. 2 Thessalonians 3:3

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

Bible Verses Against Setback

16. Jeremiah 1:19

“They will fight against you, but they will not overcome you, for I am with you to deliver you,” declares the Lord.”

17. Romans 8:37

“But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.”

18. Ephesians 6:13

“Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.”

19. Psalm 18:29

“For by You I can run upon a troop; And by my God I can leap over a wall.”

20. Isaiah 57:14

“And it will be said, “Build up, build up, prepare the way, Remove every obstacle out of the way of My people.”

21. Acts 14:22

“Strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”

22. 1 John 4:18

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.”

23. 2 Corinthians 10:5

“We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ”

24. Hebrews 12:1

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

25. 2 Timothy 1:7

“For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.”

26. Joshua 5:1

“Now it came about when all the kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan to the west, and all the kings of the Canaanites who were by the sea, heard how the Lord had dried up the waters of the Jordan before the sons of Israel until they had crossed, that their hearts melted, and there was no spirit in them any longer because of the sons of Israel.”

27. Proverbs 16:32

He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.

Bible Verses Against Delay in Life

28. Psalm 90:14

“O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.”

29. Habakkuk 2:3

“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”

30. 2 Samuel 22:17

“He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of many waters.”

31. Deuteronomy 1:6-7

“The LORD our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long enough in this mount: Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the mount of the Amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto, in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the sea side, to the land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto the great river, the river Euphrates.”

32. Proverbs 13:12

“Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.”

33. Hosea 10:12

“Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.”

34. Exodus 8:1

“And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me.”

35. 2 Corinthians 6:3

“For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”

36. Isaiah 43:19

“Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”

37. Isaiah 8:10

“Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.”

38. Psalm 50:3

“Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.”

There Shall Be No More Delay Bible Verse

40. Revelation 10:6-7

“And he swore by him who lives for ever and ever, who created the heavens and all that is in them, the earth and all that is in it, and the sea and all that is in it, and said, “There will be no more delay! But in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished, just as he announced to his servants the prophets.”

41. Habakkuk 2:3 –

“For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.”

42. 2 Peter 3:9 –

“The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”

43. Hebrews 10:37

“For, ‘Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay.'”

44. Isaiah 60:22

“The least one shall become a clan, and the smallest one a mighty nation; I am the LORD; in its time I will hasten it.”

45. Psalm 119:60

“I hasten and do not delay to keep your commandments.”

46. Galatians 4:4 –

“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law.”

47. Ezekiel 12:28 –

“Therefore say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: None of my words will be delayed any longer, but the word that I speak will be performed, declares the Lord GOD.”

48. Romans 13:11-12

“Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.”

49. Matthew 24:44

“Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”


Setbacks and delays are typical and can be depressing and upsetting. Nonetheless, the Bible contains many verses that bring comfort and hope throughout these trying times. These verses remind us that setbacks and delays are not permanent and that God is in complete charge of all circumstances. They inspire us to believe in God’s timing and purpose, even when circumstances appear uncertain or challenging.

Jeremiah 29:11, which reminds us that God has plans to benefit us rather than harm us, and Psalm 27:14, which urges us to wait patiently for the Lord’s timing, are two of the most potent verses against setbacks and delay.

Some verses, such as Philippians 4:13, remind us that we can do all things through Christ, who strengthens us, and Romans 8:28 tells us that all things work for the benefit of those who love God.

As Christians, we can find comfort and strength in God’s promises, knowing He is faithful and will never leave or forsake us. We can endure setbacks and delays and emerge more substantial and robust in our faith by thinking about these verses and seeking God’s guidance via prayer.

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