Trials are normal. Whether one is a Christian or a nutty sinner, they are going to experience trials. The blessing for us, as Christians, is we have the Word of God. Sinners do not (although they can if they accept Jesus). In the hardest times, we can search the Word (our Bible) and find the perfect verse about overcoming trials.
Isn’t that terrific?
Whether you’re reading the Bible in the New American Standard Version, the New English Version, or the King James Version as Jesus spoke it (I’m joking!), you need to read it with eyes of faith. I like to read the Bible in good old-fashioned paper form with pages, but I will also visit Bible Gateway.com. That is how I find the perfect Bible verse about overcoming trials.
Bible verse about overcoming trials from Corinthians and other chapters of the Bible.
Do you have a favorite translation? I’m digging The message these days.
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”
1 Corinthians 15:58
They will have no fear of bad news;
their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
In a recent blog post, I wrote: “Over-analyzing is an effective tool of the enemy, in my opinion, anyway. Overthinking can cause you to move too fast, or move too slow, or not move at all.” Read it here. While you go through this trial, don’t overthink it. In fact, train your mind on scripture.
Some things in life are too high for us to understand. That’s where our faith comes in. We just trust God, knowing He is not trying to hurt us. Also, know that He loves you and is going to bring you through this trial, OK? Sometimes, trials are just spiritual “reboots” to clear our minds, lives, and spirits.
Here are the perfect verses cluster. The verse source is at the bottom:
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.
34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Romans 8: 31-39
Here is a great verse:
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
8 They 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.”
If you haven’t, memorize this one:
“In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.”
He’s surrounding us because we trust Him:
“Many are the woes of the wicked,
but the Lord’s unfailing love
surrounds the one who trusts in him.”
I can hide in Him:
“My God is my rocky summit where I take shelter,
my shield, the horn that saves me, my stronghold,
my refuge, my savior. You save me from violence!”
2 Samuel 22:3
Sometimes, we need a “cry out” verse like this:
” O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:”
My favorite part of this verse cluster is the last one:
“Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.”
What a great reminder for us when going through a trial:
“The Lord is good,
a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in him,”
He is the receptacle for our hope:
“That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.”
I Timothy 4:10
Now that you see the flow of the verses, this will be my last commentary. Here is another verse to memorize:
“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.”
Ok, last comment: God is talking to a king in this verse, which means everyone has trials and gets afraid. Don’t feel guilty because your trial is vexing you. God is there to tell you not to be afraid and that He’s got your back!
“ …“Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.”
2 Chronicles 20:15
“All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s,”
1 Samuel 17: 47
“For troubles without number surround me;
my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.
They are more than the hairs of my head,
and my heart fails within me.
13 Be pleased to save me, Lord;
come quickly, Lord, to help me”
“You are my hiding place;
you will protect me from trouble
and surround me with songs of deliverance.”
“You turned my wailing into dancing;
you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
12 that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
Lord my God, I will praise you forever.”
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
This Bible verse about overcoming trials is perfect because it reminds you of how MIGHTY your God is! Your trial has nothing on Him!
“1 Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.
3 The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the Lord thunders over the mighty waters.
4 The voice of the Lord is powerful;
the voice of the Lord is majestic.
5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
6 He makes Lebanon leap like a calf,
Sirion like a young wild ox.
7 The voice of the Lord strikes
with flashes of lightning.
8 The voice of the Lord shakes the desert;
the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.
9 The voice of the Lord twists the oaks
and strips the forests bare.
And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”
10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
the Lord is enthroned as King forever.
11 The Lord gives strength to his people;
the Lord blesses his people with peace.“
“The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.”
I love the following verse for trials. Here is why…
When I was a little girl, my grandmother had a poster with the first verse of this chapter on it. I stared at it over and over again. It came in particularly handy when I had nightmares or was afraid of the “boogie man.” It also helped when my brothers brought some sort of unrest into our home. It calmed me; it soothed me back then. It still does:
The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked advance against me
to devour[a] me,
it is my enemies and my foes
who will stumble and fall.
3 Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then I will be confident.
4 One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple.
5 For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
and set me high upon a rock.
6 Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the Lord.
7 Hear my voice when I call, Lord;
be merciful to me and answer me.
8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”
Your face, Lord, I will seek.
9 Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
God my Savior.
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
the Lord will receive me.
11 Teach me your way, Lord;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.
12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
spouting malicious accusations.
13 I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.”
“In you, Lord my God,
I put my trust.”
2 “I trust in you;
do not let me be put to shame,
nor let my enemies triumph over me.
3 No one who hopes in you
will ever be put to shame,
but shame will come on those
who are treacherous without cause.”
Psalm 22: 2-3
Initially, I wrote this for you. I wanted you to have quick and easy access to the right Bible verse about overcoming trials. As I researched, some unrest has come into my home, and I’m ministering to myself with each scripture I find.
Isn’t that just like the Lord? You think you’re ministering to others, but He knows… you need it, too.
Back to the verses you need in a trial:
“Restore us, O God;
make your face shine on us,
that we may be saved.“
“For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.”
“And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you.”
“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”
“It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.”
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
“At this I awoke and looked, and my sleep was pleasant to me.”
“I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for you, LORD, only make me dwell in safety.”
“He lay down and slept under a juniper tree; and behold, there was an angel touching him, and he said to him, “Arise, eat.”
1 Kings 19:5
“And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.”
“For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.”
“Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock”.
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.”
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.”
“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
(I know I could have put these together, but each is so powerful; I decided to list them separately. It’s a GodsyGirl thing. 🙂
The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.
“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”.
”Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.” Romans 5:1
“May the God of hope fill you all with joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
12. May the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
2 Thessalonians 3:16
“And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful”.
“Even though I walk through the darkest valley,Or “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.”
“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.”
“As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.”
“I raise my eyes toward the mountains. From whence shall come my help? My help comes from the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth.”
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and God of all encouragement, who encourages us in our every affliction, so that we may be able to encourage those who are in any affliction with the encouragement with which we ourselves are encouraged by God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
12 “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.
13 But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
14 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
15 If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler.
16 However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
17 For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And,
“If it is hard for the righteous to be saved,
what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”
19 So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good”.
1 Peter 4:12-19
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”
“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”
2 Corinthians 4:8
“The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
“More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 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. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …”
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
“Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”
1 Peter 5:7
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
” I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being”
This is a good scripture to pray over yourself.
Have you ever prayed in the “affirmative” of the Word of God? Here’s what I do. I’ll take a scripture like the one above (or any of them for that matter) and pray this:
“Lord, I pray out of your glorious abundance, you’ll strengthen me with your power on the inside through the Holy Spirit.” Do you see what I did?
Praying the scripture is one of the most powerful things you can do as a Christian. When you search for the Bible verse about overcoming trials, pray it over yourself.“I do not consecrate myself to be a missionary or a preacher. I consecrate myself to God to do His will where I am, be it in school, office, or kitchen, or wherever He may, in His wisdom, send me.” ― Watchman Nee, The Normal Christian… Click To Tweet
Final thought: I love you and more importantly, God loves you so much. He hasn’t forgotten you, nor will He ever.