Powerful Bible verses for encouragement in times of trouble.
Dear child of God.
I collected some Bible verses with hope that it can help you in the time of trouble. You can choose just those which are more suited to your circumstances and just meditate on them.
With all your strength, meditate on that what God your Father has said and promised. Set your mind and heart to listen to the LORD, not to the devil, not to the people around you or what this world is saying generally.
God has said: “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.” (Isaiah 41:17).
In Hebrews 13:5 the writer refers to the old Testament (Deuteronomy 31:6-8) with the same idea.
Yes, - “A feast is made for laughter, wine makes life merry, and money is the answer for everything.” (Ecclesiastes 10:19); And the money also is the shelter, - nevertheless, the wisdom is better, for it can save you. (Ecclesiastes 7:12).
Even more wise is to put trust not in earthly wisdom or possessions (for that all can be gone), but on and in the LORD your God.
People can leave you but God will not leave you. Whole world can fall apart but God will be with you.
He promised: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
“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.”
At any given time be conscious of that Jesus is always with you.
He has given you the Holy Spirit the Helper. The great Advocate and friend who will teach you all things…, the Spirit of Truth. (John 16:13; John 14:16; John 14:26).
You are never alone. You are not left or abandoned.
Do not look at circumstances, but on God’s promises. Remember also, that all God’s promises are YES in Jesus Christ, your Lord and Saviour. (2 Corinthians 1:20).
“…What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all - how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things…?”
(Romans 8:31-32; Matthew 7:11).
Remember also that God has said this:
“From the fruit of their mouth a person's stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied. The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”
For – “… by your (own) words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”
For, "Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.”
(1 Peter 3:10).
“Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
(1 Peter 5:6).
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
(Philippians 4:6 ).
“So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
“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.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day….”
“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 trouble”
”I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take courage; I have overcome the world!"
”For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control.”
(2 Timothy 1:7).
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.”
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
“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.”
(John 16:33 ).
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
”The LORD Himself goes before you; He will be with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged."
”You therefore, my child, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.”
(2 Timothy 2:1).
”And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.”
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition; in all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.”
(2 Thessalonians 3:16 ).