Here are some great thoughts
and Bible verses about hard times.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything
by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God. Phil 4:6
Stress is birthed when we don’t trust God fully with what we pray for, hope for or ask Him for. I remember hearing a preacher say “If you’re going to pray, then don’t worry. If you’re going to worry, then don’t pray”. I agree.
Sometimes, sadly we don’t even pray. We just assume the role of “handler” and go through each day bearing life’s burdens- managing life’s demands as part of our ever growing “to do” list. Eventually, we “crash and burn”. The truth is hard times are coming, here or on their way. You must be able to turn to God for strength during those times. His Word is how He can communicate His comfort to you. You need scriptures that help. This is also a good time to say, not only will He provide strength and comfort, but He will also work everything out according to His will.
He cares and He wants to help you. Why? Because He loves you. We all know we deserve nothing from God. He owes us nothing, yet gives us all things. The best part is He allows us to tell Him how we would prefer things to work out. Oh boy! Some Christians just got angry. Look, I’m so tired of the weak theology (rooted in carnal insecurity) that leads us to believe we can’t make our request known to God. They believe God is going to do whatever He wants anyway and because He’s sovereign, we have not say in the process. Don’t fall for that. God knows your heart and He also wants you happy when it is for your good. Ask Him for what you want. Then, trust that if it is what you need, you’ll get it.
Jesus is your passkey to unlocking the kingdom and obtaining direct access to God, the Father. God rich in mercy told us to come, ask, seek and knock. His Word tells us to make our requests known- instead of worrying and stressing in hard times. We can come boldly because of Jesus!
Surely, if He created the universe, the stars and mankind from a dirt pile….SURELY He can take care of what burdens and worries you, right?
Now that you know that worry is the parent of stress. Do something about it. Namely, STOP STRESSING and trust God fully in your hard times- after you ask Him for what you will.
Ready for some Bible verses about hard times? These will encourage you.
Hard Times Verse 1:“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)
Hard Times Verse 2: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Hard Times Verse 3:“Cast your burden upon the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” (Psalm 55:22)
Hard Times Verse 4:“Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With a long life I will satisfy him And let him see My salvation.” (Psalm 91:14-16)
Hard Times Verse 5: “Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. 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. (Proverbs 3:4-6)
Hard Times Verse 6: “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 8:28)
Hard Times Verse 7: “The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;”
Hard Times Verse 8: “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.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
Amen, Godsy Girl? What’s your favorite Comment below!