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10 Bible Verses to Help You Through a Difficult Time

During life’s most challenging moments, turning to the comforting words of the Bible can offer profound reassurance and strength. Whether you’re grappling with loss, uncertainty, or hardship, the scriptures serve as a steadfast guide, reminding us of God’s unwavering presence and promise of deliverance.

I’ve personally chosen ten powerful Bible verses to help you through hard times. They have uplifted and inspired me during difficult times so I hope they’ll do the same for you. As we navigate through life’s storms, may these verses serve as a source of comfort, reminding us of God’s enduring love and faithfulness.

And don’t forget to check out the free printable bookmarks featuring these verses, a tangible reminder of God’s promises to carry with you wherever you go. You’ll find them at the bottom of this post.

These encouraging Bible verses will help you find comfort during difficult times by focusing on faith and the word of God to uplift you.

It’s hard to make it through life whenever you’re dealing with a difficult situation. You know God is there and you know He is listening, but sometimes you just need a reminder. I wanted to share 10 Bible verses that can help you through a hard time with the encouragement of God’s promises.

Leaning on God is the best thing to do when things get hard. He’s the only one that can offer true comfort in a time of need. I hope you find some comfort in these verses, no matter what hard time you’re going through.

Bible Verses for Hard Times

These are some of my favorite verses at any time, but they’re especially good to memorize and focus on during hard times. You might also like to read some ideas to include more quiet time into your days in this post: 5 Practical Tips to Find Daily Time with God

1. Psalm 9:9-10

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

2. Philippians 4:19

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

3. Psalm 32:7-8 

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.  I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

4. 1 Peter 5:7

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

5. Romans 8:18

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

6. 1 Peter 1 6-7

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

7. Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

8. Mark 9:23

And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.”

9. Romans 8:28

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

10. Ecclesiastes 7:10

Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.

Getting through a difficult time isn’t always easy, but God has given us His word to make sure we understand His promises. Whether your difficult time lasts a few hours or a few days, I hope you find comfort in these 10 verses.

Need more Bible verses for hard times? Read this: Best Bible Verses for Hope

Feeling like you need a fresh start? Read this: 10 Renewing Bible Verses

Want a place to record your prayers and study the word? Take a look at Praying the Word Journal.

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Praying the Word printable prayer journal includes encouraging Bible verses to guide your prayers.

Free Printable Bible Verse Bookmarks

I’ve created some free printable Bible verse bookmarks so you can keep these verses close to you. Use them in your Bible, other favorite books, post them around the house so you can remember them, or carry them in your purse or wallet. I hope they will be an encouragement to you!

Just click the image and enter your email address in the form to receive instant access to a pdf with your printable Bible bookmarks:

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47 Comments

  1. Thank.you! Could you please pray for my son his name is Christian. He has been going through a difficult time for awhile now. God bless you , Becky

      1. Thank you for these. I’m going through so much right now. My special needs sister has colon cancer, my dog Oliver is really sick, im having kidney stones that hurt terrible. Please lift me up to Jesus, the Great Physician. Thank you ♡♡♡

          1. Good evening dear beloved of the lord, I
            am pastor KATO AMOS, here in Uganda I would like to share with you, 10 months back, I got a voice of starting a new church and I did not take it serious but it kept on growing softly in my spirit, Until now it is so strong on me, 3 months back I shared it with some pastor friends to pray with me about it, two weeks back the very people felt a what I shared with them. and two more whom have never shared with spoke to me of what God showed them, we are now dedicating a one months prayer for God’s provision, direction and Grace towards this, is all about starting a new church but we want God clearly give us a mark to confirm this thank you and God bless you.
            thanks
            Kato Amos
            from
            Uganda

          2. My sister know that by his stripes we are healed, Jesus is faithful and loyal.
            He is God who sent his words to heal, I pray in the name of Jesus Christ be heal you and your household in Jesus might name Amen

        1. Receive healing and comfort in Jesus name. You will live to testify God’s work. I’m a living testimony of God’s healing having been once close to death but I came back and now I live by his healing power glory to God

    1. Hello,
      My name is Wisline A Valdemar. I am going through a difficult time. I need you to keep me and my family ‍‍ in your prayers. I am also working towards buying a house. I need God’s help and prayers in order for me to do that. May God bless you as always. Amen

  2. Please fellow believers say a prayer for my Son Caleb, he is going through a very difficult time in his life, and please say one for me too, his father, that I can be strong for him and my family. I pray that God’s Will be done.

      1. My name is Cindy and I am going through a tough time right now. I need prayer because me and my husband are separated.

  3. I am Gowal Lapshak Gogol from Nigeria. Honesty, I thank U for these verses. It really encouraged me alot. Please intercede for me in your prayers.

  4. Hello Sara, thank you so much for taking your time to put together some bible verses for us to go through in times of trouble and distress.
    I woke up this morning feeling so troubled and decided to search for words of comfort, then I came across this. God bless you soooooo much.
    Pls put me in your prayers , I’ve been married for 3 years now without any children. But I believe that God will do it for me and my life will be a life of testimony. I believe in God and His only begotten son Jesus Christ.
    Thank you once again for allowing God to use you.

    1. I’m sorry to hear you’re struggling. I will definitely pray for you! I understand how you feel — it took us 6 years to have our first daughter, and then another 6 years to have our second daughter. Our third daughter was an unexpected miracle 2 years later. I’ve been through 3 miscarriages, but I know that our babies are safe at home with the Lord and we’ll be reunited some day. I understand how these trials can wear you out and test your faith, but I’ll pray that you stay strong in the Lord and I believe you will have a great testimony to share one day. God bless!

  5. Thank you for this Bible portion I am grateful ,please prey for me I have beening for 12yeas now no child and now am a daibetic patient I one day God will Heald me

  6. Thank you for reminding me of the Father’s promises at this particular time when I’m threatened by homelessness; and my family has been devastated by infidelity, irresponsibility, and lack of cohesion due to the absence of the head of the home. Please, pray for us.

  7. Pray for me everyone my name is Junaid iam from Pakistan , going through very bad family issues,feel totally hopless.dont know what to do..

  8. THANKS, alot ma for the golden encouragement, I really appreciate. But ma may you please PRAY for me ,for I am going through difficulties for a while now. FAITH JOSEPH

  9. Praising Jesus for you Sara!!

    Came across this scripture and 1Peter 1:6-7 was exactly what went on in my experience at my moms today!

    Encouraged 1 Thess 5:11 Justin fact is what you are doing!!

    To share that 1 Peter 1:6-7 Jesus helped me thru when was ready to give in to the craving for popcorn or salty chips or food item knowing I was full and this particular scripture had be coming up a lot:

    “No man can serve two masters Matt 6:24 ❤️ love one and hate the other…”

    contemplating internally:
    “ I can’t do it I am going to give in!!

    Rejoicing!! Now Jesus Christ got me thru it!! Like 1 Peter 1:6-7 I was grieved by this trial and my faith was tested being a disciple for Christ “Count the Cost” Luke 14:28

    Praise Jesus!! Thank you Jesus!!
    He didn’t let me give in!! “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:9

    The word made flesh =Jesus Christ!! John 1:14

    The word does not come back void or empty but the word of God goes out and achieves it purpose for which he sends it! Isa 55:11
    Praise Jesus he found a way out for me!

    6. 1 Peter 1 6-7

    In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

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