37 Bible Verses about Overcoming Adversity
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These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
When your dread comes like a storm
And your calamity comes like a whirlwind,
When distress and anguish come upon you.
O give us help against the adversary,
For deliverance by man is in vain.
Trouble and anguish have come upon me,
Yet Your commandments are my delight.
But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.
“Distress and anguish terrify him,
They overpower him like a king ready for the attack,
strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”
For by You I can run upon a troop;
And by my God I can leap over a wall.
Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,
If you are slack in the day of distress,
Your strength is limited.
in no way alarmed by your opponents—which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God.
And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.
“Amid disquieting thoughts from the visions of the night,
When deep sleep falls on men,
knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.
With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,
“You will laugh at violence and famine,
And you will not be afraid of wild beasts.
Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted.
Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me;
Nor let those who hate me without cause wink maliciously.
When I saw their fear, I rose and spoke to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people: “Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses.”
Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;
Enlighten my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death,
But we prayed to our God, and because of them we set up a guard against them day and night.
But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.
All who see me sneer at me;
They separate with the lip, they wag the head, saying,
Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.
The Lord said to her,
“Two nations are in your womb;
And two peoples will be separated from your body;
And one people shall be stronger than the other;
And the older shall serve the younger.”
When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he led out his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.
“Then your mighty men will be dismayed, O Teman,
So that everyone may be cut off from the mountain of Esau by slaughter.
“Woe to the world because of its stumbling blocks! For it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come; but woe to that man through whom the stumbling block comes!
So they will fear the name of the Lord from the west
And His glory from the rising of the sun,
For He will come like a rushing stream
Which the wind of the Lord drives.
But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that during your life you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus bad things; but now he is being comforted here, and you are in agony.
Passing through the valley of Baca they make it a spring;
The early rain also covers it with blessings.
with the third chariot white horses, and with the fourth chariot strong dappled horses.
He said to them, “Spend the night here, and I will bring word back to you as the Lord may speak to me.” And the leaders of Moab stayed with Balaam.
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