There is no doubt that life is filled with battles, victories, and everything in between. We have days where we smile, laugh, and celebrate. And we also have days where we cry, hurt, and grief. And that is okay! That is the crude reality of life. Is it normal to have bad days? Yes. However, there is hope, light, and comfort in Jesus. We may not always be “okay”, but we will always have hope in Jesus! So, regardless of the situation you’re facing, below you will find 30 encouraging bible verses for difficult times!
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Bible Verses For Difficult Times
This list of encouraging bible verses is for you if you have ever felt or are feeling:
Do you feel identified?
If you can relate to any of these, you’re not alone. I have felt identified by these titles more than enough times to know how it feels like being in those shoes. It’s not easy. However, time after time, God has pulled me out of every dark feeling and situation.
Finding Everything In Jesus
The comfort, the safety, the happiness, and the peace I so longed for in earthly things, I have been able to find it in Jesus. Jesus has erased the pain, filled the void, and wiped away the tears. He has done everything and I have found everything in him.
Hey, I wouldn’t be writing this today if it weren’t for Jesus.
Now, am I exempt from suffering and pain? Absolutely not. No one is while we’re on this earth. However, I no longer feel hopeless, loss, or broken.
Whenever I am sad, I know I can run to Jesus for comfort.
Whenever I am hurt, I know that Jesus will heal me in his presence.
And whenever I feel lost, I know that Jesus will give me direction.
My happiness, peace, and safety doesn’t depend on my situations but on Jesus.
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30 Encouraging Bible Verses For Difficult Times
Whether you’re on the verge of quitting or you are simply looking for comforting Bible verses, I have compiled a list of encouraging bible verses to help you get through overwhelming times, stressful times, and all those times where life feels like a constant battle! So, I really hope that you enjoy reading these bible verses! x
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Encouraging Bible Verses For When You’re Feeling…..
1) WHEN FEELING ABANDONED
Psalm (27)10: When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the LORD will take care of me. (NKJV)
2) WHEN FEELING AFFLICTED
Psalm (10)17: O LORD, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear. (NLT)
3) WHEN FEELING SCARED
Psalm (121)7: The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. (NKJV)
4) WHEN FEELING AFRAID
Psalm (56)3: Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. (NKJV)
Psalm (56)4: In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me? (NKJV)
5) WHEN FEELING FEARFUL
Psalm (27)1: The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? (NKJV)
6) WHEN FEELING TROUBLED
Psalm (25)17: The troubles of my heart have enlarged; Bring me out of my distresses! (NKJV)
7) WHEN FEELING RESTLESS
Psalm (62)1: Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. (NKJV)
8) WHEN FEELING REJECTED
Psalm (94)14: The LORD will not reject his people; he will not abandon his special possession. (NLT)
9) WHEN FEELING FORGOTTEN
Psalm (115) 12: The LORD has been mindful of us; He will bless us; He will bless the house of Israel; He will bless the house of Aaron. (NKJV)
10) WHEN FEELING LOST
Psalm (119)176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; Seek Your servant, For I do not forget Your commandments. (NKJV)
11) WHEN FEELING ANXIOUS
Psalm (94)19: In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul. (NKJV)
12) WHEN FEELING DISTRESSED
Psalm (119)143: Trouble and anguish have overtaken me, Yet Your commandments are my delights. (NKJV)
Helpful Bible Verses For When You’re Needing……..
13) WHEN NEEDING SAFETY
Psalm (16)1: Keep me safe, O God, for I have come to you for refuge (NLT)
14) WHEN NEEDING HELP
Psalm (70)5: But I am poor and needy; Make haste to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay. (NKJV)
Psalm (121)2: My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. (NKJV)
15) WHEN NEEDING COMPASSION
Psalm (119)77: Let Your tender mercies come to me, that I may live; For Your law is my delight. (NKJV)
16) WHEN NEEDING TO BE SAVED
Psalm (119)94: I am Yours, save me; For I have sought Your precepts. (NKJV)
17) WHEN NEEDING TO BE SUSTAINED
Psalm (119)116: Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope. (NKJV)
18) WHEN NEEDING TO BE HEARD
Psalm (18)6: In my distress I called upon the LORD, And cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, And my cry came before Him, even to His ears. (NKJV)
19) WHEN NEEDING YOUR PRAYER TO BE HEARD
Psalm (102)1: A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed and pours out his complaint before the LORD. Hear my prayer, O LORD, And let my cry come to You. (NKJV)
20) WHEN NEEDING ANSWERS
Psalm (120)1: In my distress I cried to the LORD, And He heard me. (NKJV)
21) WHEN NEEDING MERCY
Psalm (57)1: Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, Until these calamities have passed by. (NKJV)
22) WHE NEEDING DIRECTION
Psalm (119)133: Direct my steps by Your word, And let no iniquity have dominion over me. (NKJV)
23) WHEN NEEDING HOPE
Psalm (62)5: My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him. (NKJV)
Powerful Bible Verses For When You Are…..
24) WHEN YOU’RE PURSUING A DREAM
Psalm (37)4: Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. (NKJV)
25) WHEN YOU ARE ASHAMED
Psalm (71)1: In You, O LORD, I put my trust; Let me never be put to shame. (NKJV)
26) WHEN YOU ARE CRYING
Psalm (119)169: Let my cry come before You, O LORD; Give me understanding according to Your word. (NKJV)
27) WHEN YOU ARE SUFFERING
Psalm (119)107: I am afflicted very much; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your word. (NKJV)
28) WHEN YOU ARE SICK
Psalm (30)2: O LORD my God, I cried out to You, and You healed me. (NKJV)
29) WHEN YOU ARE ALONE
Deuteronomy (31)6: Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you. (NKJV)
30) WHEN YOU ARE HEARTBROKEN
Psalm (147)3: He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. (NKJV)
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I hope you enjoyed reading these bible verses and found comfort in them. Please remember that regardless of what you’re going through, there is hope in Jesus. Jesus wants to heal you, give you peace, and comfort your heart….if you allow him to.
Sending you blessings & love,