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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.
I’ve experienced my share of asking God why. I’m guessing that you, like Job, have too. It’s challenging to see any blessings when life is full of burdens.
Tonight as I read the Scriptures in preparation for an upcoming event, I wanted to pass on these 15 Bible verses for trusting God in tough times. Because He is SO trustworthy! Embrace this list of verses in prayer and praise!
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!
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.
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.
The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.
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.
Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me.
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.
Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.
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.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.
Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
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.
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.
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.
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,
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