Scripture for hard times

Scripture for hard times

Looking for a scripture for hard times? I actually have a few for you! No doubt, life situations can cause you to question God’s purpose for your life. You can feel beaten down. Delayed ministry goals may compel you to wonder if God even called you in the first place. That’s hard. A wayward child might make you feel helpless and incompetent as a mother. Don’t feel that way. Kids make their own decisions regardless of how we raise them. Another example of a hard time is if a marriage may end suddenly, and you’re not sure why. That’s when you need a scripture for hard times.

Let me share a few more examples of hard times.

Failed relationships could challenge your sense of self-worth. Living with an unloving spouse can do the same – it can tear you down at the very core of your womanhood.

Grief may make you question even your faith at times. Trials, adversities, and disappointments can make you wonder, “Does God have a purpose in the pain?”

The resounding answer is “YES!” I know this because I’ve been there.

God knows what He’s doing.

I’ve been through many of these hard times too.  The worst of times occurred so long ago, yet the sting feels fresh. However, I am convinced each trial played a huge role in the strength I now have. Each one worked to build my faith. 

This scripture is proof of that:

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.
1 Peter 4:12

Scripture for hard times and the purpose for your pain.
God “weaves” it all together to make something beautiful in your life.

God carefully orders your steps [and your struggles] to bring you to a higher place in Him. Just like a patchwork quilt, He meticulously snips pieces of your journey to transform you into the image of Jesus. He then assembles them into beautiful patterns of victory so that the world can see the magnificence of His saving power.

Think of Joseph and the countless sufferings and betrayals He endured on His way to greatness. It was part of the process. 

Your pain is part of your process too.  Don’t give up. 

Trusting God in difficult times Bible verses

“Pure gold put in the fire comes out of it proved pure; genuine faith put through this suffering comes out proved genuine.” I Peter 1:7

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you”. Isaiah 54:10

Here are more scriptures for hard times. You can share them with others or memorize them for yourself.

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV): “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 34:18 (NIV): “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 (NIV): “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.”

Romans 8:28 (NIV): “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.”

Matthew 11:28 (NIV): “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

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

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV): “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Psalm 23:4 (NIV): “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.”

Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV): “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.”

Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV): “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

Psalm 46:1 (NIV): “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

John 16:33 (NIV): “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.”

Struggles are a natural part of being human. They help us grow, become stronger, and discover who we truly are. Even though struggles can be challenging, they bring out our inner strength and determination. By overcoming obstacles, we develop a deep understanding of our own abilities and learn to empathize with others going through their own battles.

Short bible verses about strength in hard times

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV): “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.”

Philippians 4:13 (NIV): “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

Joshua 1:9 (NIV): “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Psalm 23:4 (NIV): “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.”

Psalm 46:1 (NIV): “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (NIV): “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.”

Romans 8:28 (NIV): “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.”

Psalm 34:17-18 (NIV): “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.”

John 16:33 (NIV): “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.”

1 Corinthians 16:13 (NIV): “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”

God shows up, and He shows off in hard times

Plus, we see God show up strong and able in our lives.

Struggles also teach us humility and help us appreciate moments of joy and success. They are not just obstacles but opportunities for personal growth. By navigating life’s struggles, we become more compassionate, empathetic, and courageous individuals, contributing to the richness of the human experience.

So, don’t despair, Christian Woman. God does have a purpose for you. He has not forgotten you and will bring you to a desired end.

I hope among these scriptures, you find a scripture for hard times to speak to your spirit. I love you, and thanks for reading.

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