Bible verse about faith in hard times

There are times when things seem so hard. We try to take a step, but our feet are too heavy to move. We look from within us, and we realize there is no hope left. This, however, is not new and before Jesus ascended to heaven he warned his disciples of the pain and suffering they will go through in this world.

It is not because God has not been able to fight for us but just because that is natural and it has to take its course for use to get to the next level.

We should however rejoice and be glad because God has promised to be with us in those trying moments. All you need is to put your faith in Him and He will make a way for you. Jesus overcame the world because He knew the secret of trusting the father and so should we. There is no other way to making it during those difficult moments than running to His word and claiming His promises.

Below I have listed a number of Bible verses that will positively lift your spirit and encourage you during that difficult moments. You can as well send it to a friend who has lost hope in life and be a source of hope.

Deuteronomy 31:6-8

At that time, Moses beckoned unto Joshua in the presence of all the Israelites and warned him against being a coward. He ordered him to be strong and courageous for he was the one responsible for taking the Israelites to the land God had promised to their ancestors. Joshua was also told to make sure the Israelites inherited the Promised Land.

Moses told Joshua that the Lord who has been walking with them would be with Him. He promised him that the Lord his God who has always been with him will not leave or abandon him until he gets to his destination.

Psalm 46:1-3

When we are weak and are in trouble, God is our immediate help. We should therefore not fear. Even if they removed the earth, and carried all the mountains to the middle of the sea, we should be strong in the Lord. Although sometimes the waters of the sea roar and are troubled to make the mountains to tremble, we should stand strong.

Isaiah 26:1-4

There will come a day when a new song will be heard in Judah’s habitat saying they have a mighty city. At that time, God will rescue their walls and bulwarks. All the nations shall be ordered to open the gates for the righteous nation of Israel to come in.

The Lord has promised to keep anyone who trusts in Him and who has his mind focused on him in great peace. In the Lord there is an everlasting strength, therefore put your trust in Him.

Isaiah 41:10-20

You have no reason of living in fear or distress for Lord is your God. He will strengthen you and defend you with His virtuous right hand. He will make sure he shames those who had gathered against you. He will reduce them to nothing. Those who stood to fight against you will be obliterated.

You shall stand to look for those who stood to contend with you and none shall be found. Those who fight against you shall be totally destroyed and reduced to nothing. They will be a thing of the past. Because the Lord your God will get hold of your right hand and will say unto you, “Do not fear for I am going to help you.”

The Lord is the redeemer of the descendants of Israel and He will always be their help and hence have no reason to fear. He is also known as “The virtuous one of Israel.”

The Lord is going to make a new and sharp threshing toll for his righteous that they can use to thresh and strike down all the mountains. They shall destroy the hills and fan them. They shall be carried away by the wind and scattered by the whirlwind. After all this is done, you shall have a reason to rejoice in your God and magnify the Sacred One of Israel.

The Lord has promised to listen to the needy when they seek water and do not find any. The Lord is the Lord God of the poor and needy and will never forsake them. When their tongues fail for thirst, He will be with them.

The Lord will release rivers in the high places springs will flow from the valley. He will make pools of water in the wilderness and fountains will flow from the dry land.

God has promised to plant the cedar, myrtle, Shittah and the oil tree in the wilderness and they will all grow together.  In the desert, the Lord will set in the fir tree, the pine and the box tree. After this is done, all the nations will see, consider, know and all together understand that is the doing of the Almighty and the creation of the righteous God.

John 14:26-27

The Holy Spirit and the Comforter of God’s children have been sent to them by God the father in Christ’s name to teach them everything they need to know and to act as a reminder of everything Christ has taught them.

No disciple of Christ should be troubled because Christ left has released peace unto them. Great and unique peace that can never be compared with what is present in the world did He leave to his disciples. They, therefore, have no reason for being afraid.

Proaverbs 3:5-6

We are all ordered to trust in the Lord with all our hearts and not to lean on any of our understanding. We should also acknowledge him and allow him to direct our paths.

Psalm 34:17-20

The Lord is very keenly listening to the cry of the righteous, and he swiftly delivers them from any trouble they find themselves in. The Lord is pleased by anyone who has a broken heart, and he remains close to them. He takes delight in a man of a contrite spirit, and he saves him.

Although the righteous people go through so many afflictions. The Lord is always keen to deliver them from them all. The Lord protects the righteous, and none of their bones shall be broken.

Nehemiah 8:10

Then he said to them, Go your way, drink the sweet, and eat the fat. Send portions to those who have something: for this is a holy day to our Lord: do not be sorry; because the joy of your God is your strength.

1 Peter 4:7-8

The end of everything is finally here: you should, therefore, be sober, and keep watch in prayers. Above everything else show mercy and fervent charity among yourselves. Nothing is more important in any relationship than love because it covers many sins.

Hebrews 12:1-3

Brethren always remember that many witnesses surround you. Therefore, let us be keen and let go anything that is not Godly and any sin which besets us without our knowledge. Be vigilant and run the race set before you with patience.

. Focus unto Jesus because He alone is the beginning and the end of your faith. He endured the cross for the victory that set before him. He detested the shame of the cross and for that reason was set on God’s throne at His right hand. Regard him who endured such opposition of sinners against him, in case you feel worn out and faint in your hearts.

1 Peter 4:12-13

My loved ones consider it not odd concerning the fiery trials which come your way as if some weird thing happened to you. Instead, rejoice, for this makes you partakers of Christ’s sufferings. Also, remember that you will enjoy with great joy when his splendor shall be revealed.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Although our physical bodies perish, our inner self is strengthened day by day. For that reason, we shall always stand strong.   Our light physical affliction which lasts for just a short time works for us a far better everlasting weight of glory.

Isaiah 40:28-31

Haven’t any of you understood? Hasn’t it getting into your ears? The everlasting God the Lord who formed the earth and all there is in it does not grow weary, and neither does he faint. No one can comprehend his wisdom.

The Lord Almighty grants power to the weak and increases strength to those who have no might. It is possible for the youth to be weary and faint and for the young men to utterly fall. But the Lord will renew the strength of those who wait upon Him. Although they run, they will not get tired and they who have put their hope in Christ walk, they will not faint.

Lately, I have felt lost at what God wants for my life. Ever since I’ve come back to UWG everything has been horrible. It seems that I can’t catch a break. I’m trying my best to focus on school, work, and extracurricular activities. But it’s hard when I’m having issues with my apartment/roommates and knowing my family back home is struggling and needs many prayers. All, I keep thinking is maybe Carrollton isn’t where I belong anymore. I’ve asked God if He can guide me in the right direction. Below, I have found Bible verses that have helped get me through these rough, past couple of weeks.

1. Isaiah 43:2

“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.”

2. Psalm 37:5

“Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in Him, and He will act.”

3. Romans 8:18

“The pain that you’ve been feeling, can’t compare to the joy that’s coming.”

4. Proverbs 31:25

“She is clothed in strength, and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”

5. Joshua 1:9

“Be bold. Be brave. Be courageous.”

6. Ecclesiastes 3:1

“There is a time for everything and a reason for every activity under the heavens.”

7. Isaiah 41:10

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”

8. Isaiah 66:9

“I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord.”

9. Psalm 91:4

“He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings, you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”

10. Psalm 62:1-2

“My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him, He alone is my rock and my salvation.”

11. Philippians 4:13

“I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.”

12. Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

The Christian life isn’t always sunshine and daisies. In fact, more often than not, it’s trials, pain, and hardships, which make Bible verses about faith so much more important to cling to. There are mountains and valleys, and sometimes life is just way too much to bear.

My husband got a text on Monday night just as we were climbing into bed. It was about 11 p.m. and all it said was “Pray big, Andy needs a miracle.”

It turns out that a man who goes to our church—an incredible leader in the Christian faith, and a father and husband—was out running in his neighborhood when a drunk driver hit him, then fled the scene. Neighbors nearby heard the impact and raced to call 9-1-1. Andy was brought to the hospital with a brain bleed, a shattered eye socket, two broken vertebrae, and a totally obliterated leg.

He was put into a medically induced coma while doctors work to repair what they can.

But in the days since, you can bet your life on the fact that Andy’s family has turned to God’s Word. The uphill battle they face, the unknown that is still to come, and the recovery that will soon begin is so much more than any human could possibly handle on their own. But in the same breath, our God is SO much greater than anything we will face here on earth.

Maybe today you’re feeling buried by the trials and brokenness of your circumstance. Maybe you’re feeling defeated, like God has forgotten about you. Hear me when I say, He has not.

I don’t know why God allows bad things to happen to good people, but I do know two things:

1. God’s heart is breaking right along with yours. He hurts WITH you, and he knows your pain.

2. No matter what pain comes against you in this world, God has already redeemed it. There IS beauty in the unknown, even when the unknown feels like your world is crashing down around you.

Turn to the God of all comfort. Turn to the One who provides peace that passes all understanding.

Bible verses about faith in hard times:

1. Isaiah 41:10

“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.”

2. Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

3. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

4. Deuteronomy 31:6

“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.”

5. 1 Peter 4:12-13

“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. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.”

6. Isaiah 40:31

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

7. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

8. Psalm 145:18-19

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.

9. John 16:33

“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.”

10. Hebrews 12:1-3

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”

11. Psalm 9:9-10 

“The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.”

12. 2 Thessalonians 3:16

“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way.”

Whether you find yourself in the depths of a valley or atop a mountain in this cycle of life today, may these Bible verses about faith in hard times be what you need to be lifted up!

With all of the Bible verses about faith out there, it can be hard to find and study every single one of them. Each is used by God to speak differently to every individual. It’s important to remember that true faith is not blind faith. TRUE faith comes from placing our faith in what we believe is reasonably demonstrated truth. For Christians, this truth is primarily supported through scripture.

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13. Isaiah 43:2

“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.”

14. Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

15. Matthew 21:21

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

16. 1 John 5:5

“Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”

17. Galatians 2:20

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

18. Psalm 37:5

“Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in Him, and He will act.”

19. Mark 10:51-52

 “What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” Then Jesus said “Go. Your faith has healed you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.

20. Romans 15:13

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

21. Isaiah 41:10

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”

22. Psalm 62:1-2

“My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him, He alone is my rock and my salvation.”

bible verse about faith in hard times

23. Mark 11:24

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

24. Ecclesiastes 3:1

“There is a time for everything and a reason for every activity under the heavens.”

25. Romans 1:17

For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

26. Psalm 91:4

“He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings, you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”

bible verse about faith in hard times

27. Ephesians 3:16-19

“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

18. Matthew 14:31

Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

29. Isaiah 66:9

“I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord.”

30. 2 Corinthians 5:7

“For we live by faith, not by sight.”

bible verse about faith in hard times

31. Ephesians 2:8-9

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.”

32. Hebrews 12:2

“And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

33. Luke 17:5-6

The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.

Faith is not blind, but incredibly vibrant thanks to the teachings of the Lord, and the Bible verses about faith that He left for us. Dig into the Word today, and find the best Bible verses about faith that will enrich your spiritual walk today.

May these Bible verses about faith bring you great encouragement today–no matter what you’re facing.

We don’t have to wonder if we will have trials; we’re told to expect them. But the good news is we don’t have to face those trials alone. The God of the universe is watching out for us.

When my sister went missing in 1982, I was able to call on God and he encouraged me through his Word. May these verses do the same for you, no matter what trials you face.

Bible Verses for Hard Times

1. “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?” (Jeremiah 32:27)

Often we think because our trial is big to us, that it will be too big for God almighty. But God is able to handle anything we go through, and He does that for every person who calls on Him.

2. “Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation.” (1 Peter 4:12-13)

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When we are in a trial, it seems like it will never end, But God is a God of all time; He knows exactly how long our trials will endure and He will give us the strength we need to get through them.

3. “Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)

Often when we’re facing a trial, because we don’t know what is in our future, we forget God knows. He transcends time. He is the God of our present and He’s in the future as well. It just makes sense that we would let Him guide us since He knows infinitely more about our lives than we do.

4. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

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Often we spend countless time and all our energy trying to figure out what we should do when we have difficulties. We end up leaning on everything but God. But this verse assures us if we lean on Him, He will direct us. He will make our paths straight. What a reassurance that is. There is no path that God cannot make straight.

5. “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)

Trials have a way of wearing us down and before long, we don’t think we can put one weary foot in front of another. The enemy of our soul whispers that we are alone and that we will never make it. God reassures us that He is with us. God will give us the strength we need; He will help us and will uphold us. And if God upholds us, we’re going to be okay.

6. “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” (John 14:26-27)

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God has not left us alone in this world. To those of us who know Jesus as Savior, He has given us his Holy Spirit. And it is His Spirit who reminds us of what God says in His Word. The peace God gives us is a peace the world cannot even understand. It’s a peace that will settle our hearts and give our minds rest.

7. “Cast your burden upon the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” (Psalm 55:22)

God is waiting for us to take whatever troubles us and to cast that onto Him. The problem is sometimes we do that and then we let worry come in, and we snatch out problems back from God. But if we really were able to cast it on Him, then we would know He is more than able to handle whatever we are facing. God understands that doubts will sometimes creep in. Even Thomas had doubts. Still, God encourages us to trust that He will sustain us. He will help steady us no matter how shaky the world gets.

8. “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?” (Matthew 6:25-27)

God often speaks about the sparrows around us. He tells us that we are worth more to Him than these little birds. He says this to make a point. If the God of the universe cares about the welfare of tiny, little birds, how much more does He care about us? The ones who were made in His own image. He tells us that we should not worry, just as those birds don’t give a second thought to where they will eat. Instead they trust the Father’s hand.

9. “Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With a long life I will satisfy him And let him see My salvation.” (Psalm 91:14-16)

God is our rescuer. The One who will come when we call and who will take us to safety. We acknowledge that we know Him and he gives us His protection. We call on Him and He responds. And He just doesn’t watch us in trouble, He delivers us out of it. And then He honors us and blesses us with long life. God shows us He is looking out for us, and all He asks is that we call on Him.

A Prayer for Hard Times 

Lord, help us when we face trials in this life. Help us to call on You, knowing You always hear us. Help us to lean on You instead of leaning on our own understanding. Give us the strength we need, and remind us always that You are aware of what touches us. You see even one sparrow that falls and we are worth more than sparrows. Thank you Lord, for not leaving us comfortless. Thank You for Your great love. We pray this in Jesus’ precious name. Amen.

Anne Peterson is well acquainted with trials, having lost many people in her life. She is a poet, speaker and published author of ten books. Some of which are: Her memoir, Broken: A Story of Abuse and Survival, three children’s books: Emma’s Wish, The Crooked House, and Lulu’s Lunch. She has also authored the poetry books Droplets, and the series He Whispers. While Anne enjoys being a poet, speaker and published author, her favorite title is still ‘Grandma’ to her three grandchildren here, and one in heaven. To find out more about Anne you can visit her at:






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Publication date: February 15, 2017

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