Overcoming Hard Times
Most Relevant Verses
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].
God is our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble.
If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.
Rejoice and exult in hope; be steadfast and patient in suffering and tribulation; be constant in prayer.
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.
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?
A friend loves at all times, and is born, as is a brother, for adversity.
For this [forgiveness] let everyone who is godly pray -- "pray to You in a time when You may be found; surely when the great waters [of trial] overflow, they shall not reach [the spirit in] him.
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.
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.]
Know therefore and understand that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem until [the coming of] the Anointed One, a Prince, shall be seven weeks [of years] and sixty-two weeks [of years]; it shall be built again with [city] square and moat, but in troublous times.
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.
For whatever is born of God is victorious over the world; and this is the victory that conquers the world, even our faith.
And at that time [of the end] Michael shall arise, the great [angelic] prince who defends and has charge of your [Daniel's] people. And there shall be a time of trouble, straitness, and distress such as never was since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the Book [of God's plan for His own].
And then many will be offended and repelled and will begin to distrust and desert [Him Whom they ought to trust and obey] and will stumble and fall away and betray one another and pursue one another with hatred.
But he said to her, You speak as one of the impious and foolish women would speak. What? Shall we accept [only] good at the hand of God and shall we not accept [also] misfortune and what is of a bad nature? In [spite of] all this, Job did not sin with his lips.
And call on Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall honor and glorify Me.
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.
Is anyone among you afflicted (ill-treated, suffering evil)? He should pray. Is anyone glad at heart? He should sing praise [to God].
Be assured and understand that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance and steadfastness and patience.
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.
For never to have obtained a [full, personal] knowledge of the way of righteousness would have been better for them than, having obtained [such knowledge], to turn back from the holy commandment which was [verbally] delivered to them.
So I intend always to remind you about these things, although indeed you know them and are firm in the truth that [you] now [hold].
In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].
And alas for the women who are pregnant and for those who have nursing babies in those days!
Because you have guarded and kept My word of patient endurance [have held fast the lesson of My patience with the expectant endurance that I give you], I also will keep you [safe] from the hour of trial (testing) which is coming on the whole world to try those who dwell upon the earth.
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].
[You should] be exceedingly glad on this account, though now for a little while you may be distressed by trials and suffer temptations,
For it is not you who are speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God's consecrated people).
But we commend ourselves in every way as [true] servants of God: through great endurance, in tribulation and suffering, in hardships and privations, in sore straits and calamities,
You have not yet struggled and fought agonizingly against sin, nor have you yet resisted and withstood to the point of pouring out your [own] blood.
Establishing and strengthening the souls and the hearts of the disciples, urging and warning and encouraging them to stand firm in the faith, and [telling them] that it is through many hardships and tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.
Woe unto those who rise early in the morning, that they may pursue strong drink, who tarry late into the night till wine inflames them!
Blessed (happy, to be envied) is the man who is patient under trial and stands up under temptation, for when he has stood the test and been approved, he will receive [the victor's] crown of life which God has promised to those who love Him.
[It is a fair decision] since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with distress and affliction those who distress and afflict you,
Many evils confront the [consistently] righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations.
- Afflicted Saints
- Being Overwhelmed
- Christ's Disciples Will Suffer
- Courage And Strength
- End Times
- Getting Through Hard Times
- Hard Times
- Hard Work And Perseverance
- Having A Good Day
- Hope In Hard Times
- Life Struggles
- Love And Strength
- Never Giving Up
- Overcoming Adversity
- Patience In Hard Times
- Prayer During Hard Times
- Relationship Troubles
- Signs Of The End Times
- Spiritual Warfare
- Spiritual Warfare, As Conflict
- Staying Strong During Hard Times
- Strength And Faith
- Strength And Love
- Strength In Hard Times
- Stress And Hard Times
- The End Of The World