Strength to Strength

Heed not your weakness and frailty; fix your gaze upon the invincible power of the Lord, your God,... Arise in His name, put your trust wholly in Him, and be assured of ultimate victory.

The Báb, Quickeners of Mankind, p. 63

I will no longer be full of anxiety, nor will I let trouble harass me. I will not dwell on the unpleasant things of life.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í Prayers, p. 151

Nay rather the present generation of this blessed, this repeatedly blessed, community will go from strength to strength, and will hand on, as the first century draws to a close, to the generations that must succeed it in the second the torch of Divine Guidance, undimmed by the tempestuous winds that must blow upon it, that they in turn, faithful to the wish and mandate of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, may carry that torch, with that self-same vigor, fidelity, and enthusiasm, to the darkest and remotest corners of the earth.

Shoghi Effendi, The Advent of Divine Justice, p. 74

We can, however, confidently predict that the Cause of God, impelled by the mighty forces of life within it, must go on from strength to strength, increasing in size and developing greater and greater powers for the accomplishment of God’s purpose on earth.

Universal House of Justice, to the Bahá’ís of the World, Naw Ruz 1974

A community, unified in thought and action, has to come into being, grow, and move from strength to strength.