Ever wish life could be peaceful, free from; fear, sickness, failures, trials and temptations?
Well, we all want that, but we live in a fallen world.
There will be times of increase, good health, and promotions. There will also be moments of frustration, failure and disappointment.
But God has given us his word to encourage and uplift us in difficult times, to correct us when we mess up and to build our faith. Focus on scriptures and believe that God will come through for you the way he has promised.
Here are four bible verses that will encourage you in hard times;
When Dealing With Anxiety
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Are you feeling anxious?
Well, here is the thing, worrying won’t change your situation; it will only leave you depressed.
Paul encourages us to pray about every situation in this verse.
Turn the big and small stuff you are worried about to God in prayer. Stop trying to fix everything on your own. Surrender them to God and thank God for handling your situation. He loves you and is always ready to help you.
Keep believing in Him, and he will never let you down.
When You Are Afraid
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
We all deal with different kinds of fear.
The devil keeps bombarding us with thoughts of death, failure and shame. There are also different kinds of experiences, new ventures and responsibilities that leave us fearful. We wonder if we will measure up or if people will like us.
The truth is we will never get rid of fear, but we can face these challenges courageously because God is with us. Don’t be afraid of people, the devil or situations that seem impossible.
Be strong and do what is required of you. God is with you. He is helping you through it all.
No, you don’t see him, and you may not feel his presence, but he is there, and he will not abandon you.
When you are in Trouble
And call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.
Psalms 50:15 (NIV)
Whom do you run to when in trouble?
Do you go to the experts, friends, family or God?
Well, it is not wrong to ask for help from people, but it is better to run to God first. Honestly, most of us see God as our last option when he should be the first.
Run to him in your day of trouble. He has promised to deliver you and not just that by the time he is done, you will know that God is almighty and he is who he says he is.
When Going Through Trials
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
James 1:12 (NIV)
The word of God doesn’t promise us an easy life.
We will go through different trials and temptations in this world.
Don’t give up in the middle of trial and even if things don’t change now; we are promised great things in eternity. Love God and persevere. At the end of it all, you will receive the crown of life.
The enemy would like to make you believe that you are the only one that is going through trials, but that is not true. Know that every believer is going through various kinds of trials, but it is only those who endure to the end that will be crowned.
Don’t give up stand firm in God’s word. He loves you and is with you through it all.