Running Inspiration in the Bible

Bible verses related to running provide strength and encouragement

Miriam Diaz-Gilbert
Jul 16 · 6 min read
Photo by David Marcu on Unsplash

Survey shows

A 2018 survey on the state of the Bible in the US indicates that half of Americans are “Bible users” and about 66% have a curiosity to learn more about the Bible. More than half wonder how the Bible might apply to them. Most say that the Bible has a positive spiritual impact in their lives.

“Running Bibles”

I am not aware of any survey that asks runners of any distance if they read the Bible for comfort, to get closer to God, or for running encouragement and guidance.

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Running inspiration in the Bible

The common expression ‘Go the extra mile,’ and one heard among runners, comes from Matthew 5:41 — ‘and if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles.’

Scripture verses to propel runners

Scripture verses have helped me and can help runners to cope with the physical and mental challenges of running a sprint, a marathon, a grueling ultramarathon, and anything in between.

Pain, suffering, endurance, and discipline

Strength, patience, and faith

Running opens our hearts to the Bible

Running is action and contemplation. There is more than one way to receive inspiration and stay strong on the course. There is more than one way to put one foot in front of the other when the body is drained and the mind is tapped out.



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