You’re up against something really hard. We can trust God’s Word and embrace His peace. Read 25 Bible Verses for Hard Times.
When times get tough, it can be easy to fall into despair and feel both hopeless and helpless. But as followers of Christ, we don’t need to worry in times of trouble.
It is especially in times of trouble that we not only learn, but also experience God’s strength in our weakness and recognize Him as our true refuge, rock, and ever-present help.
Not only that, but as we cling to Christ in difficult times, we can hope that our present sufferings are nothing compared to the glory that will be revealed when Christ appears.
even more He uses the trials and tribulations of our lives to refine both our faith and our character so that we can look to Him and become more like Him. That, and much more, is what these 25 Bible verses teach us in difficult times.
25 Bible Verses for Hard Times
1. Psalm 46:1-3 – He is an ever-present help in trouble
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not be afraid, if the earth gives way, and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, if its waters roar and foam, and the mountains shake with their waves.’
2. Isaiah 41:10 – God will strengthen you and help you
“Fear not therefore, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you with my righteous right hand.’
3. John 16:33 – Take heart, He has overcome the world
“I have spoken these things to you, that in me you may have peace; You will have difficulties in this world. But take heart. I have overcome the world.’
4. Deuteronomy 31:6 – The Lord goes with you
“Be strong and brave. Do not be afraid or dismayed by them, for the Lord your God is going with you. he will never leave you nor forsake you.’
5. Isaiah 40:29 – He gives strength to the weary
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the strength of the weak.”
6. Psalm 73:26 – God is my portion forever
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
7. 2 Corinthians 12:9-19 – His grace is sufficient for you
“But he told me. “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will all the more gladly boast of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I admire weaknesses, insults, difficulties, persecutions, difficulties. Because when I’m weak, that’s when I’m strong.”
8. 1 Peter 5:7 – He cares for you
“Cast all your cares on him, for he cares for you.”
9. Psalm 22:19 – Come quickly to help me
“But you, Lord, do not be far from me; You are my strength; come quickly to help me.’
10. Romans 5:3-5 – Suffering produces perseverance
“Not only so, but we glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces endurance; persistence, character; and character, hope.
And hope does not put us to shame, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
11. Philippians 4:12-13 – Our contentment is in Christ
“I know what it’s like to be in need, and I know what it’s like to have too much. I have learned the secret of contentment in any situation, well-fed or hungry, abundant or needy. I can do all this through the one who gives me strength.”
12. Psalm 9:9-10 – He has not forsaken those who seek Him
“The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a fortress in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.”
13. Romans 8:28 – All things work together according to His purpose
“And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, to them that are the called according to his purpose.”
14. Jeremiah 17:7-8 – Blessed are those who trust in the Lord
But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is in him. 8 He will be like a tree planted by the water, which puts out its roots by the stream. He is not afraid when fever comes. its leaves are always green. It has no trouble in a year of drought and never bears fruit.’
15. Psalm 32:7-8 – His is our hiding place
“You are my hiding place. you will protect me from troubles and surround me with songs of delivery. I will teach you and teach you the way you should go; I will advise you with my loving eye upon you.’
16. 1 Peter 1:6-7 – The tested sincerity of your faith
“In all this you rejoice greatly, though now for a little while you may have to suffer sorrow in all kinds of trials.
These have come so that the proven sincerity of your faith, which is more valuable than gold, which perishes even though it is purified by fire, may lead to praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ appears.”
17. Philippians 4:6-7 – Pray in every situation
Do not worry about anything, but in every situation present your requests to God with prayer and request, thanksgiving. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
18. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 – May the Lord give you peace
“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in all ways; May the Lord be with you all.”
19. Psalm 23:1-6 – The Lord is my shepherd
“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He lays me down in green pastures, leads me beside still waters, refreshes my soul. He guides me in right paths for his name’s sake.
Though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil. my cup is overflowing. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
20. 1 Corinthians 10:13 – He Provides a Way Out
“No temptation has overtaken you except that which is common to man. And God is faithful. he will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will provide a way out for you to stand under it.”
21. Romans 15:13 – Filled with hope and peace
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you rely on him to be filled with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
22. Psalm 34:17-18 – He is close to the brokenhearted
“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them. he frees them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves the brokenhearted.”
23. Luke 12:25-31 Seek first His Kingdom
“Which of you can add an hour to your life by worrying? Since you can’t do this very small thing, why bother about the rest?
Think about how wildflowers grow. They don’t work and they don’t spin. But I tell you that even Solomon in all his splendor was not dressed like one of them.
If God thus clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, skeptics.
And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; don’t worry about it. Because the heathen world is running after these things, and your Father knows you need them. But seek his kingdom, and these things shall be given unto you.
24. Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways obey him, and he will direct your paths.’
25. Psalm 91 – He is my refuge and fortress
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say about the Lord. “He is my refuge and fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
Surely, he will save you from the snare of the bird lovers and from the deadly plague. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find shelter; his loyalty will be your shield and barrier.
You will not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that creeps in the darkness, nor of the pestilence that destroys at noon.
A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your own eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you make the Most High your dwelling place, that is, the Lord, who is my refuge, then no harm will come to you, no disaster will come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands so that you do not dash your foot against a stone. You will walk on the lion and the cobra. trample the great lion and the serpent.
“Because he loves me,” says Jehovah, “I will save him; I will protect him because he knows my name. He will call me and I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and I will honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.’
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