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Hard Times

Bible verses for hard times.

Life is full of challenges, and it is often difficult to find a way out when things get tough. However, the Bible provides us with a sense of hope and encouragement, especially when we need it the most. In this blog post, we will explore the top 10 Bible verses to speak over yourself or others through hard times. These verses are intended to remind you that God is with you, even in your darkest hours.

Isaiah 41:10 - “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

This verse is a reminder that no matter how hard the situation looks, God is always with us, holding our hand and supporting us every step of the way.

Philippians 4:13 - “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

This verse reminds us that we are capable of achieving anything we set our minds to, as long as we put our faith in God and believe in ourselves.

Psalm 23:4 - “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

This powerful verse reminds us that God’s love and guidance are always with us, even during the darkest moments of our lives.

1 Peter 5:7 - “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

This verse offers a comforting reminder that no matter how anxious or stressed we feel, God is there to take our burdens and worries away from us.

James 1:12 - “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.”

This verse encourages us to remain strong and steadfast in our faith during hard times, reminding us that our trials will eventually lead us to greater blessings.

Psalm 34:18 - “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

This verse reminds us that God is always there for us, especially during the moments when we feel our weakest and most vulnerable.

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.”

This verse offers us a sense of hope and direction, reminding us that God’s plans for us are always positive and full of promise.

Matthew 6:34 - “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

This verse reminds us to focus on the present moment and trust that God will guide us and protect us as we move forward.

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.”

This verse offers us a sense of peace and comfort, reminding us that even in our darkest moments, God is using our situations to bring about positive change.

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.”

This verse is a reminder that we should never be afraid or discouraged, as God is always by our side, providing us with strength and courage to face any challenge.

No matter what kind of hardships and challenges we face in our lives, we can always turn to God for guidance and support. These top 10 Bible verses offer us a sense of hope, direction, and reassurance during hard times, reminding us that we are never alone, and that God’s love and grace are with us always. So, when you feel overwhelmed by life’s trials, remember these verses, and keep the faith, for God is always with you.

Reflection Questions

What sustains you through difficult times? And what behaviours do you fall back on in difficult times?

What scripture has been of particular help to you during hard times?

How can the church community and you help people who are facing hardship?

What habits or practices does God encourage us to use when going through tough seasons in life?

Thanks for joining us today! Don't forget to leave your favourite verses in the comments about this topic.

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