15 Bible Verses for Encouragement and Strength in Hard Times

 
 
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As a part of our human lives on this Earth, we’re destined to run into hard times. We all experience difficult things and times of trouble. Jesus even warns us of this specifically in Scripture (John 16:33). Fortunately, the Bible also provides us with plenty of encouragement for these hard times!

Our God is a loving God who, despite our sinful nature that brings negative experiences into the world, still helps us, loves us, and encourages us through our darkest hours.

If you’re going through a hard time, the absolute best thing to do is turn to the Lord! Through His Word we can find strength, encouragement, and guidance to help us in times of trouble.

Let’s dive in to the promises our God has provided to us in His Word for encouragement and strength in hard times!



 
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Psalm 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

Isaiah 41:10 

“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.”

Psalm 32:7-8 

“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”

Joshua 1:9 

“Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

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Proverbs 18:10 

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.”

Psalm 34:17 

“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles.”

Psalm 62:1-2 

“My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

 
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Psalm 34:8

“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.”

Romans 8:28

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Romans 5:13

“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.”

 
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2 Corinthians 4:16-18

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

James 1:2-4

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

1 Corinthians 16:13

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”

Deuteronomy 31:6

“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.”

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Where do you turn when you’re going through hard times? I hope these Bible verses give you encouragement and strength through your trials!

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Yours in Christ,

Cassidy


 

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