God help in difficult times

“As a child of God, you ought to expect God to answer your prayers. Do you ask God to do something without adjusting your life to what you are praying? If you are praying for revival, how are you preparing for its coming? If you are praying for forgiveness, are you still living with guilt? If you have asked God to provide for your needs, do you remain worried and anxious? Ask God to increase your faith, and then begin living a life that reflects absolute trust in Him.” Henry Blackaby

Dear intercessors,

We all want God to answer our prayers. We believe in the power of prayer, but when it comes down to our own individual lives and our own problems, we often don’t have the faith to believe God will answer. The times we are living in are difficult. We are often trapped by our unbelief and fear, but God is preparing us for the end-time harvest. He wants to enlarge our territory. He wants to bless us with increase, because His nature is to care and bestow divine favor on us.

We are the ones who limit Him because of our lack of trust and our fear of stepping out in faith. The truth is that the things we do for God should be outside of our own ability and should be trusting in His supernatural ability. When we back away from dependence and trust in God, we are not living by faith. He wants us to trust and obey His Word. He wants us to be strong and courageous. We need to be willing to attempt things big enough that unless God’s steps in, we are sure to fail. This is the kind of trust and dependence He is looking for in our life. We need not be shaken. He can break through every obstacle. He is the God of the impossible!

A Prayer for Trusting God in Hard Times

Lord, I thank You that You are the God of the impossible. You can do anything. I want to trust in Your ability and not my own. Teach me to see difficulties in my life from Your perspective. Help me to focus on You and Your power. I want to be like Joshua and Caleb who believed in a good report and focused on You even in hard circumstances (Numbers 14:7-9). My responsibility is to carefully read, trust, and obey Your Word. Today I bring before You this difficulty in my life . Help me not to fear but to trust You in this situation. I declare my faith in Your ability to fulfill Your promises to me. You will fight for me and win the battles in my life. You are mighty, powerful, righteous and true.  

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I have nothing to fear with You on my side. I will be strong and courageous even in hard times. I will not be terrified or discouraged, for the Lord my God will be with me wherever I go (Joshua 1:9). You will never leave me or forsake me (Joshua 1:5). I do not need to figure everything out. You already know the best plan for my life. I will not try any man-made method to do only what You can do. Show me Your supernatural power. Teach me how to walk by faith and pray breakthrough prayers. I choose to have faith in Your ability to break through every obstacle in my life. Just like Joshua, You will give me the land and every place where my feet step (Joshua 1:3). “Through you we push back our enemies; through your name we trample our foes. I do not trust in my bow, my sword does not bring me victory; but you give us victory over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame. In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise your name forever” (Psalm 44:5-8).
 

“Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay. You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand” (Psalm 16:5-11). In Jesus name, amen.“Faith does the impossible because it lets God undertake for us, and nothing is impossible for God. How great – without qualification or limitation – the power of faith is! If doubt can be banished from the heart and unbelief is made a stranger there, what we ask from God will surely come to pass. Prayer throws faith on God and God on the world. Only God can move mountains, but faith and prayer move God.”

Together in the Harvest,
 
Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC)

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I’ve been reading in the book in Job. And wow, Job used the word “trouble” frequently! He definitely had reason to do so, as he lost everything he had and his wife wanted him to curse God and die. Things had gotten that bad! While Job is well-known for his trust in God, for a few chapters, he boldly asks the big question to God that we all ask when we just don’t understand.

Why?

I’ve experienced my share of asking God why. I’m guessing that you, like Job, have too.

Tonight as I read Scriptures in preparation for an upcoming event, I wanted to pass on these 15 Bible verse for trusting God in tough times.  Because He is SO trustworthy!

god help in difficult times

Be encouraged; we may not understand why now, but someday we will.

Until then, claim His Word- God always keeps His Promises.

May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob protect you! Psalm 20:1

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. Psalm 5:11

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 straight your paths. Prov. 3:5&6

The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Psalm 9:9

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Psalm 62:8

For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock. Psalm 27:5

Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock. Isaiah 26:4

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me. Psalm 86:7

This God–his way is perfect;the word of the LORD proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. Psalm 18:30

Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. John 14:1

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act. Psalm 37:5

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27

 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man. Psalm 118:8

Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Prov. 30:5

Got a verse that helps you trust God in the tough times? I’d love it if you’d share it in the comments.

By his grace,

Rachel

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Are you in the midst of difficult times? Are you afraid you won’t get through them? We all struggle with these feelings from time to time. We fear the depression will never leave, and the pain will never stop. Here in the pits, we wonder: Will this gray sky ever brighten? This load ever lighten? We might even be asking, “Does God really care, is He good?” We may feel stuck, locked in, trapped. Predestined for failure. Will we ever exit this pit? Yes! Author Max Lucado’s “Survivor’s Creed” will give you hope in difficult times!   

The Survivor’s Creed  By Max Lucado

You’ll get through this.

It won’t be painless.

It won’t be quick.

But God will use this mess for good.

Don’t be foolish or naïve.

But don’t despair either.

With God’s help, you’ll get through this.

You’ll Get Through This…

You fear you won’t.  We all do.  We fear that the depression will never leave, the yelling will never stop, and the pain will never leave.  Here in the pits, surrounded by steep walls and angry brothers, we wonder: Will this gray sky ever brighten?  This load ever lighten? We feel stuck, trapped, locked in.  Predestined for failure.  Will we ever exit this pit?  Yes! Deliverance is to the Bible what jazz music is to Mardi Gras: bold, brassy, and everywhere.

It Won’t Be Painless…

Have you wept your final tear or received your last round of chemotherapy?  Not necessarily. Will your unhappy marriage become happy in a heartbreak?  Not likely.  Are you exempt from any trip to the cemetery?  Does God guarantee the absence of struggle and the abundance of strength?  Not in this life.  But He does pledge to reweave your pain for a higher purpose.

It Won’t Be Quick…

Joseph was seventeen years old when his brothers abandoned him.  He was at least thirty-seven when he saw them again.  Another couple of years passed before he saw his father.  Sometimes God takes His time: One hundred twenty years to prepare Noah for the flood, eighty years to prepare Moses for his work.  God then isolated him in Arabia for perhaps three years.  Jesus was on earth for three decades before He built anything more than a kitchen table.  How long will God take with you?  He may take His time.  His history is redeemed not in minutes but in lifetimes.

But God Will Use This Mess for Good…

We see a perfect mess; God sees a perfect chance to train, test, and teach the future prime minister.  We see a prison; God sees a kiln.  We see famine; God sees the relocation of His chosen lineage.  We call it Egypt; God calls it protective custody, where the sons of Jacob can escape barbaric Canaan and multiply abundantly in peace.  We see Satan’s tricks and ploys.  God sees Satan tripped and foiled.

Don’t Be Foolish or Naïve…

Turbulent times will tempt you to forget God.  Shortcuts will lure you.  Sirens will call you. But don’t be foolish or naïve.  Do what pleases God.  Nothing more, nothing less. 

But Don’t Despair Either…

Each day has a pop quiz.  And some seasons are final exams.  Brutal, sudden pitfalls of stress, sickness, or sadness.  Like Joseph, you did your best.  Like Joseph, your best was rewarded with incarceration.  What is the purpose of the test?  Why didn’t God keep Joseph out of prison? Might this be the answer?  “For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything (Jas. 1:3-4, NLT). 

With God’s Help, You’ll Get Through This.         

Just Between Us (JBU) has many resources for Christian women, including sharing specific examples of hardships life has thrown at others. Take a moment to read one that speaks to you. Learn from someone else’s mistakes or victories. Don’t stop there. Apply it to the trial you’re in. We pray your faith will grow and that you will find hope in difficult times.  Remember, with God’s help, you’ll get through this.

Also, the JUST BETWEEN US  book series presents…

Trusting God When It Hurts:  Hope When Your Life Falls Apart

This booklet is part of the Best of Just Between Us series presented by Jill Briscoe. The pain brought on by trials is often paralyzing. Fear, bitterness, anger, and doubt can cause us to forget that within our places of struggle and suffering–GOD is there, providing hope and grace. Asking us to trust in Him, He is there to remind us that we are not alone. In these ten inspiring chapters, women share their journeys of pain and faith, sharing God’s provision and care during times of darkness–revealing the treasures that God can bring into our lives during these difficult seasons.

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Bible Verses about Adversity, Tough Times, Hard Times, Difficult Times, Times of Trouble, Affliction ~ Inspirational, Motivational, Uplifting, Encouraging, Comforting and Reassuring Bible Verses, Quotes, Passages, Scriptures, Quotations, Readings, Poems About, On, Of, For Adversity, Storms, Tough Times, Rough Times, Hard Times, Difficult Times, Times of Trouble, Affliction, Despair.

Bible Verses & Scriptures to Read When Going Through or Dealing with Adversity, Tough Times, Down Times or When Things Are Crazy. What the Bible Says about Adversity, Tough Times, Hard Times, Difficult Times, Times of Trouble & Affliction. God Is Our Help, Strength, Shield and Refuge in Difficult Times. We can trust Him during times of adversity, hard times, & all the time!

Thoughts (See Bible Verses for Hard Times below)
God is our help, refuge and deliverer. God is always with us, even when things seem like they are beyond crazy.  Call upon God. Rest, Trust and Believe in God.  Put your eyes and your focus on God, fill your heart and mind with the word of God.

Dear Friends, God is our deliverance. He loves us more than anybody can or will. When Dealing With Adversity, Storms, Despair, Tough Times, Hard or Difficult Times, In Times of Trouble, Affliction – Please read Inspirational, Motivational, Uplifting, Encouraging Bible Verses & Quotes.

We should always ask God to direct our footsteps, and we should God’s direction.  May you feel the peace and presence of God in your life. May you hear God’s voice and be comforted and strengthened, with renewed hope. It is also very important to surround yourself with godly people (friends, relatives, etc) that will encourage you and help you focus on God. May God provide people that will stand by you and encourage you as you pass through the fire.

See Also:
Bible Verses about Being Overwhelmed & Stressed;

Bible Verses about God Helping Us Through Hard TimesBible Verses about Trusting God; Fixing your Eyes on God;

Bible Verses about Never Giving Up; Bible Verses about Peace & Strength

Suggestions: (Scroll down for Bible Verses)
Please continue to meditate on these verses and keep trusting that God is with you, God will see you through. You may choose to pick your favorite verse to memorize. Write it on a piece of paper, stick it in your wallet, stick it on your bedroom and bathroom mirrors. Fill your mind with God’s word and put your foucs on God. It is well.

Adversity Bible Verses for Tough Times and Times of Trouble
Psalm 91:1-2 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress,
My God, in whom I trust!” (NASB)

Psalm 91:14 -15
“Because he loves me, says the Lord, I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and
I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.” (NIV)

Proverbs 17:17 “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” (NIV)

Psalm 55:22 “Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” (KJV)

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.” (NIV)

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?” (KJV)

Psalm 55:2
“Please listen and answer me, for I am overwhelmed by my troubles.” (NLT)

Psalm 138:3 “On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased.” (ESV)

Psalm 55:22
“Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you;
He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.” (NKJV)

Psalm 50:15 “And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you will glorify me.” ~ ASV Ad.

Psalm 23:4 “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” (KJV)

Nahum 1:7
“God is good, a hiding place in tough times.
He recognizes and welcomes anyone looking for help,
No matter how desperate the trouble.” (The Message)

2 Chronicles 16:9a
“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.” (NKJV)

Psalm 145:14 “The LORD upholds all that fall, and raises up all those that are bowed down.” ~ KJV Ad.

Psalm 91:14 – 16 “Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.” (KJV)

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.” (NIV)

Psalm 34:17 “The righteous cry, and the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.” (KJV Ad.)

Isaiah 43:2
“When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up;
the flames will not consume you.” (NLT)

Psalm 34:4
“I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”(KJV)

Proverbs 3:5-6
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (KJV)

Psalm 46
“God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be 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
There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.
The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

Come, behold the works of the LORD,
Who has made desolations in the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariot in the fire.

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth!
The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah ” (NKJV)

Adversity Hymns
“It is well with my soul” is a hymn written by Horatio Spafford, a man who was going through one of the biggest storms anyone can ever go through.

Here is the first verse of the hymn:
“When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.” Amen.
See Also: Bible Verses about Trials & Tribulations: 26 Comforting Scriptures ;
Trusting God in the Midst of the Storm, Adversity, Trials, Chaos

In Summary – Please be encouraged, IT IS WELL. And please, don’t forget to meditate on the scriptures above and to put your focus on God. God is with you, he will strengthen you. Amen.

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