Getting Through Hard Times
Most Relevant Verses
In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider that God has made the one side by side with the other, so that man may not find out anything that shall be after him.
But understand this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear].
They shall not be put to shame in the time of evil; and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
God is our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble.
Who shall ever separate us from Christ's love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword?
And though the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide Himself any more, but your eyes will constantly behold your Teacher.
If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.
The days of our years are threescore years and ten (seventy years) -- "or even, if by reason of strength, fourscore years (eighty years); yet is their pride [in additional years] only labor and sorrow, for it is soon gone, and we fly away.
Who comforts (consoles and encourages) us in every trouble (calamity and affliction), so that we may also be able to comfort (console and encourage) those who are in any kind of trouble or distress, with the comfort (consolation and encouragement) with which we ourselves are comforted (consoled and encouraged) by God.
And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation.
But if you do marry, you do not sin [in doing so], and if a virgin marries, she does not sin [in doing so]. Yet those who marry will have physical and earthly troubles, and I would like to spare you that.
But I will sing of Your mighty strength and power; yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy and loving-kindness in the morning; for You have been to me a defense (a fortress and a high tower) and a refuge in the day of my distress.
In the day of my trouble I seek (inquire of and desperately require) the Lord; in the night my hand is stretched out [in prayer] without slacking up; I refuse to be comforted.
A friend loves at all times, and is born, as is a brother, for adversity.
Is anyone among you afflicted (ill-treated, suffering evil)? He should pray. Is anyone glad at heart? He should sing praise [to God].
You Who have shown us [all] troubles great and sore will quicken us again and will bring us up again from the depths of the earth.
Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is he who considers the weak and the poor; the Lord will deliver him in the time of evil and trouble.
In the day when I called, You answered me; and You strengthened me with strength (might and inflexibility to temptation) in my inner self.
For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter; in the secret place of His tent will He hide me; He will set me high upon a rock.
[You should] be exceedingly glad on this account, though now for a little while you may be distressed by trials and suffer temptations,
The Lord is good, a Strength and Stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows (recognizes, has knowledge of, and understands) those who take refuge and trust in Him.
Out of my distress I called upon the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free and in a large place.
And call on Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall honor and glorify Me.
Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth or a foot out of joint.
Let him drink and forget his poverty and [seriously] remember his want and misery no more.
And there shall be stability in your times, an abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the reverent fear and worship of the Lord is your treasure and His.
Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which He has given you under the sun -- "all the days of futility. For that is your portion in this life and in your work at which you toil under the sun.
The Lord said, Truly your release, affliction, and strengthening will be for good [purposes]; surely [Jeremiah] I will intercede for you with the enemy and I will cause the enemy to ask for your aid in the time of evil and in the time of affliction.
Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, gladden yourselves in Him]; again I say, Rejoice!
And they said to him, Thus says Hezekiah: This day is a day of trouble and distress and of rebuke and of disgrace; for children have come to the birth, and there is no strength to bring them forth.
But be ever mindful of the days gone by in which, after you were first spiritually enlightened, you endured a great and painful struggle,
For man also knows not his time [of death]: as the fishes are taken in an evil net, and as the birds are caught in the snare, so are the sons of men snared in an evil time when [calamity] falls suddenly upon them.
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]
Rejoice and exult in hope; be steadfast and patient in suffering and tribulation; be constant in prayer.
For then there will be great tribulation (affliction, distress, and oppression) such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now -- "no, and never will be [again].
- Afflicted Saints
- Anxiety And Stress
- Bad Days
- Being Happy And Enjoying Life
- Courage And Strength
- End Of Days
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- Family Problems
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- Hope And Strength
- Hope In Hard Times
- Life Struggles
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- Natural Disasters
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- Peace And Comfort
- Prayer During Hard Times
- Relationship Troubles
- Signs Of The End Times
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- Strength And Faith
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