Scriptures for Overcoming Trials

By Josh Wiley, Yahoo! Contributor Network

June 6, 2010


Are you struggling through a tough situation in your life? The Christian life is full of trials and tough times as God is looking for us to turn our problems over to Him. Surrendering difficult situations to God can help give you peace even during the midst of the toughest time of your life. Please pray right now that God will help use these Bible Verses to speak to you. Read through these Bible Verses about tough times slowly and allow God to work them into your life and heart. Feel free to use these topical Bible Verses for tough times for a Bible Study, Bible Sunday school lesson, or a Bible Devotional. Please add any other helpful Bible Verses for tough times to the comments so this may be a better resource for those that find it.

Bible Verses for Tough Times- The will of God leads to Peace

John 5:30

"I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.

Philippians 4:6-7

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Tough Times Bible Readings - Trials make you stronger

James 1:2-4

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Bible Verse for Tough Times- Do not Worry

1 Peter 5:6-7

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you.

Bible Verses for Tough Times- Focus on Eternity

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

God is With you During Tough Times

Isaiah 43:2-3

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you. "For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I have given Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in your place.

1 Corinthians 2:9

but just as it is written, "Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, And which have not entered the heart of man, All that God has prepared for those who love Him."

Bible Verses About Pain

Bible Verses about Tough Times- Prayer

Matthew 7:7-8

"Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. "For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened.

Tough Times Scripture Verses- God has a Plan!

Jeremiah 29:11-13

'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 'Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 'And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

Rest in Jesus During Tough Times and Jesus says Come to Him

Matthew 11:28-30

"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. "Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls. "For My yoke is easy, and My load is light."


I pray these Bible Verses were helpful and encouraging to you today. If you are experiencing or going through a tough time, I encourage you to read through these scriptures again and ask God to help. Surrendering everything to God is the only way to find peace during those tough times in life.


The Holy Bible- New American Standard Version