Are you struggling with something really hard? We can trust in the Word of God and accept His peace. Read 25 bible verses for hard times.
When hard times hit, it can be easy to fall into despair and feel both hopeless and helpless. But as followers of Christ, we don’t need to fret in times of difficulty.
It is especially in times of hardship when we not only get to learn but get to experience God’s strength in our weakness, and know Him as our true refuge, rock, and ever-present help.
Not only that but when we cling to Christ during hard times, we can hold onto the hope that our current 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 might look to Him, and look more like Him. That, and so much more, is what these Bible 25 verses teach us in hard 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 fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”
2. Isaiah 41:10 – God Will Strengthen You & Help You
“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.”
3. John 16:33 – Take Heart, He Has Overcome The World
“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.”
4. Deuteronomy 31:6 – The Lord Goes With You
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes 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 power 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 said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
8. 1 Peter 5:7 – He Cares For You
“Casting all your anxieties on him, because 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 also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.
And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”
11. Philippians 4:12-13 – Our Contentment Is Found in Christ
“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
12. Psalm 9:9-10 – He Has Not Forsaken Those Who Seek Him
“The Lord is refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold 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 for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are 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 confidence is in him. 8 He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
15. Psalm 32:7-8 – His Is Our Hiding Place
“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”
16. 1 Peter 1:6-7 – The Tested Genuineness of Your Faith
“In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.
These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith-of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire-may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.”
17. Philippians 4:6-7 – Pray In Every Situation
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.
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 every way. The Lord be with all of you.”
19. Psalm 23:1-6 – The Lord Is My Shepherd
“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 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 seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”
21. Romans 15:13 – Filled with Hope & Peace
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
22. Psalm 34:17-18 – He Is Close To The Broken-hearted
“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
23. Luke 12:25-31 – Seek First His Kingdom
“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith!
And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.”
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 submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
25. Psalm 91 – He is My Refuge & Fortress
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you make the Most High your dwelling- even the LORD, who is my refuge- then no harm will befall 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 will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
“Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
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