What Is A Spiritual Strength

Meaning. Faith. Purpose. Transcendence. Ritual. The most important considerations. Contemplation. Meditation. Prayer. Mysticism. Religion. Nature. Holiness. Virtue. Morality. Unity. A community that is actively involved.

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When individuals hear the word, these are some of the words that come to mind “It's spiritual.” And scientists have discovered common ground: any of these phrases can be matched with the widely recognized scientific definition of spirituality – the search for or communion with the sacred. Each might be understood as a component of the sacred experience or as a means of discovering the sacred, whether it is inside or without us.

Our capacity to delve deep and uncover the deeper meaning in life, to connect ourselves with a purpose that transcends beyond ourselves, to find relationship and union with something greater such as nature, God, or the transcendent, is a spiritual character strength.

When seen broadly and with an open mind, this strength applies to everyone – the devoutly religious, the atheist seeking purpose, the agnostic pondering life's grand scheme, and the growing number of individuals who consider themselves to be atheists “It's spiritual, not religious.”

Spirituality is also one of the character characteristics most related with living a meaningful life, according to study. It is linked to a variety of factors that contribute to a better world, including increased compassion, altruism, volunteerism, and charity.

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What are examples of spiritual strengths?

Spirituality, like many other character characteristics in the VIA Classification, has multiple dimensions. Meaning, purpose, life calling, universe beliefs, the expression of virtue/goodness, and activities that link with the transcendence are only a few of them. Scientists have consistently defined spirituality as the search for a connection with “the divine.” The sacred can refer to everything that is blessed, holy, honored, or unique. The sacred can be found in the forgiveness offered by a child, a humble moment between a leader and a subordinate, an awe-inspiring sunset, a profound experience during meditation or a religious service, or the self-sacrificing kindness of a stranger; the sacred can be found in the forgiveness offered by a child, a humble moment between a leader and a subordinate, an awe-inspiring sunset, a profound experience during meditation or a religious service, Spirituality is a character trait that entails the conviction that there is a dimension to life that is beyond human comprehension. Some people do not associate this belief with the concept of divinity, preferring to conceive of it in terms of a sense of meaning rather than spirituality, but the two are closely related in the VIA Classification. Spirituality is thought to encompass both the private, intimate relationship that exists between humanity and the divine, as well as the resulting virtues. Spirituality is a worldwide phenomenon. Although spiritual beliefs vary in content, many societies have a sense of a supreme, transcendent, sacred power.

What does the Bible say about spiritual strength?

Psalm 46:1-3 (KJV) God is our refuge and strength, a constant source of assistance in times of need. As a result, we will not be afraid, even if the ground gives way and the mountains tumble into the sea's heart, even though the sea's waters roar and foam and the mountains tremble beneath their weight.

18:10 (Proverbs) The Lord's name is a sturdy tower, and all who run into it are safe.

41:10 (Isaiah) So do not be afraid because I am with you; do not be alarmed for I am your God. I will strengthen and assist you; with my righteous right hand, I will uphold you.

Exodus 15:2 is a passage from the book of Exodus. My strength and singing come from the Lord, and he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will exalt him—this is the God of my father, and I will praise him!

9:9-10 Psalm 9:9-10 The Lord is a safe haven for the oppressed and a stronghold in difficult times.

3–4 in Isaiah 26:3–4 You keep those of steady mind at ease because they have faith in you. Always put your trust in the Lord, since he is an everlasting rock.

32:7-8 Psalm 32:7-8 You are my safe haven; you will keep me safe from harm and encircle me with melodies of salvation.

31:8 (Deuteronomy) The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you. He will always be there for you; he will never abandon you. Do not be alarmed or alarmed.

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33:27 (Deuteronomy) Your refuge is the eternal God, and underneath you are the everlasting arms.

34:17 (Psalm 34) When the righteous cries out for help, the Lord hears them and comes to their aid.

30:15 Isaiah Your salvation is found in repentance and rest, and your power is found in calm and trust.

Why do we need spiritual strength?

Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges, by Dr. Steven Southwick, explores how some people cope with trauma, such as kidnapping, war, and jail, by seeking solace in spirituality or religion. He cites examples of spiritual individuals who “meet the challenge and continue to live purposeful lives…they bounce back and carry on,” as he puts it.

A strong spiritual attitude can assist you in finding significance in life's challenging situations. Southwick tells the account of a lady who overcome PTSD after being kidnapped and raped by believing that her ordeal “served as a platform for her personal development, forcing her to evaluate her life and progressively modify it for the better.” She attributes her capacity to go forward in her life…to her spiritual commitment.”

Recognizing the interdependence of all life as a spiritual practice can also assist to alleviate the suffering that comes with painful situations. “If we can compassionately remind ourselves in moments of failure that failure is part of the shared human experience, then that moment becomes one of connection rather than isolation,” says researcher Kristin Neff. The blow is mitigated when our problematic, traumatic experiences are framed by the knowledge that numerous others have faced comparable challenges.”

How is spiritual strength different from personal strength?

“Physical strength is determined by how much one can carry; spiritual strength is determined by how much one can bear.”

Coach Wooden was a big fan of this famous phrase. It represents what his father taught him about the value of spiritual power.

“Build a shelter against a rainyday,” was the sixth item of Coach's father's Seven-Point Creed.

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Coach did not feel his father was telling him to construct a material shelter, but rather a spiritual shelter by leading a life based on ethical principles and with the primary objective of assisting others.

Coach spoke on how he handled talking religion with his players in his book A Game Plan for Life with Don Yeager:

“Have something to believe in; have a reason to believe in it, but keep open-minded,” I would advise them if they sought me for advice, which many did.

Coach was inspired in part by Mother Teresa's sensitivity to other people's faith. This is how Coach put it:

Mother Teresa set a great example for how to live one's own convictions. But she taught me crucial life skills in another, very different way: by respecting the views of others.

Mother Teresa established the Home for the Dying in Kolkata as a place where the impoverished of all faiths might come to live out their dying days in dignity and transition into the next life in peace.

They were offered medical attention as well as their own faith's dying ceremonies. Last Rites would be performed for Roman Catholics, water from the Ganges would be given to Hindus, and the Koran would be read to Muslims.

She discovered that people who came to her during this trying time in their lives needed to be treated as they were, both physically and spiritually; it was not her responsibility to change their minds, but merely to bring them calm.

This ideology was extremely appealing to me, and I could deeply relate with it, albeit on a much less catastrophic level.

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It was not my position to tell my players which path to pursue with their beliefs. A faith that is forced is not a true one.

A mentor's role is to always guide rather than to push. It was my responsibility to listen to them, express my opinion, and encourage them to pursue the ideas that they believed were true.

Coach became a basketball coach who not only created players with physical strength, but also spiritual strength, by being a man of faith himself and pushing his players to have a strong belief system.

How do I renew my spiritual strength?

Humans have yearned to understand their actual essence for millennia. Your spirituality is your connection to your actual self and the Universal God-consciousness that binds all beings. Spirituality is a lifetime effort, and depending on where you are in life, it may be time to take a step back and rediscover how to reconnect with God and achieve a refreshed spirit. Even long-standing spiritual practices might get tiresome, since it's typical to reach a point where you're looking for something new.

It's crucial that your spiritual life feels exciting, challenging, and helpful to the person you are today, much as continuing the same workouts at the gym day after day will ultimately reach its limit of efficacy. After you've spiritually rejuvenated yourself, it can seem like you've taken a deep breath of fresh air after living in a windowless chamber.

What is the biblical meaning of strength?

“‘Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart goes away from the LORD,' declares the LORD.”

The Good News: We can't rely on ourselves to get us through terrible times; we need to rely on God. And, in life, physical strength isn't the be-all and end-all. Finally, being strong entails having faith in God's ability to guide us through difficult times.


While God may not be able to transform our terrible situations immediately and miraculously, He does give us the strength to face whatever is in front of us at the time.

Are you having trouble or are you in pain? Those who have humble dependence on God receive a fresh supply of spiritual—supernatural—strength and faith. When we try to overcome obstacles on our own, we frequently fall short and get exhausted, unable to take the weight. However, if we continue to rely on God, He promises us strength and power much beyond our own.

What does it mean God is my strength?

God is our safe haven, our retreat, and the place we turn to when we are terrified. And there is a great deal of apprehension in the air. God is also our “might” or strength. This is the same word that Jesus uses in Acts 1:8 when he promises that the Holy Spirit, who now lives inside us, would give us “strength.” However, if a safe haven and a source of strength are absent, they are useless. It's easy to come up with solutions, but they're often a long way away. You require intimate proximity to safety and strength. God, thankfully, is also our ever-present Helper, the one who cares enough for us to share his limitless resources with us. He is always close by, and it appears that he is closer to us than we are to ourselves.

We don't think about how vulnerable we are while life carries on as usual. We take everything for granted, including the opportunity to be together. Then a crisis occurs, and everything is turned upside down. The term “trouble” used by the Psalmist means “tribulation,” “trial,” or “distress.” Right now, we are truly going through a hardship. There are two versions of the Old Testament: a Hebrew OT and a Greek OT. The Greek Old Testament would have been read by the majority of the early Christians. “God is our refuge and strength, a Helper in trials and afflictions, the ones that find us exceedingly,” it continues. In other words, these tribulations are severe and dreadful, and it feels as if they are pursuing us. The Psalmist continues in verse two to describe how dreadful they are. That's what we're dealing with right now: a massive, chaotic natural disaster. We find our much bigger Helper, our God, who is our refuge and strength, in just this kind of crisis. He is always present.

God, please make your reassuring presence and sustaining force tangible right now. Show us how close you are and how powerful you are for us in a hundred various ways, both tiny and large. Thank you for promising your presence and strength to us, not just our neighbors, but ourselves, when we face hardships. You will never abandon or abandon us. You're with us, and you're working for us. Thank you very much! Amen.

Dr. J. Scott Duvall, J.C. and Mae Fuller Professor of Biblical Studies, contributed to this article. Continue reading Dr. Duvall's Psalm 46 series.