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. For instance, losing a job can make you feel like a failure as a provider and money-maker. You need a scripture for hard times.
Delayed ministry goals may compel you to wonder if God even called you in the first place. That’ hard. A wayward child might bring about feelings of helplessness and incompetence as a mother. Don’t believe them, Girl.
A marriage may end suddenly and you’re not sure why.
I’ve been through many of these hard times too. Most of the worst once 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.
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
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 have the capacity to make you wonder “Does God have a purpose in the pain?”
The resounding answer is “YES!”
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.
Here is another scripture for hard times
“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
So, don’t despair, Godsy Girl. God does have a purpose for you. He has not forgotten you and will bring you to a desired end.
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One last scripture for hard times…
“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