Everyone knows that life is full of seasons. The bible actually says in Ecclesiastes 3 that there is a season for everything. Time for everything in life. A time to be merry and a time to cry. One would think that with this prior knowledge, people will always be ready and prepared to brave the hard seasons when they come. But hard times are called hard times for a reason.
It is not easy to pass through them. There are times when you are just tired of fighting and you just wish it could all stop. Times when you’ve exhausted all the fight in you and you are thinking of just giving up. When no matter what you try, nothing seems to be working
In times like these, I have discovered that it is important to hold on to the word of God.
So if you are passing through hard times and you feel like giving up, here are 33 bible verses that I believe will give you strength and hope to continue fighting.
33 bible verses for when you are passing through hard times and in need of peace
Exodus 14: 14
The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace
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
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go H
The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You
Psalms 27: 1-3
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? When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war may rise against me, in this I will be confident
You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble; you shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go
Psalms 34: 6-7
This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles
Psalms 34: 17-19
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all
Psalms 46: 1-3
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth he removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah.
Psalms 121: 2-3
My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary, His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to be abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
2 Thessalonians 3:3
But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.
I Peter 4:12-13
Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you, but rejoice to the extent that you may partake of Christ’s suffering, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.
Going through these bible verses, it is my prayer that you have a renewed sense of hopefulness and strength to fight and conquer whatever it is that you are passing through. That you have been reminded that God’s got you and that He is able and willing to bring out of this tough season. And you are going to come out of it stronger and better than you were before.