These Bible Verses about Faith in Hard Times are the perfect dose of encouragement.
Let’s face it, life can get hard sometimes. Like really hard…
Have you ever felt like you’re breaking under the weight of a tough situation?
Whether you’re dealing with personal issues, money problems, health issues, or something else, the weight of life’s pressures can feel like too much.
If you’re feeling stress, overwhelmed, or you just need to boost your faith, these 49 Bible Verses are for you.
Table of Contents
- Bible Verses for faith in Hard Times
- What is faith?
- Why have faith in God?
- How to have faith in hard times
- Downloadable iPhone / Android Wallpapers with helpful quotes
49 Bible Verses About Faith In Hard Times
When you feel like you don’t have faith or that your faith is weak, meditate on these scriptures:
1. Psalm 34:19
“The righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD comes to the rescue each time.”
2. Psalm 145:18
“The LORD is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth.”
3. Joshua 1:9
“This is my command–be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
4. Mark 5:36
“But Jesus overheard them and said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. Just have faith.””
5. Hebrews 11:1
“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.”
6. 2 Corinthians 5:7
“For we live by believing and not by seeing.”
7. Romans 8:24
“We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it.”
8. 2 Corinthians 4:18
“So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”
9. Genesis 50:20
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.”
10. Romans 8:28
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”
11. Isaiah 43:2
“When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.”
12. Psalm 91:14-16
“The LORD says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.”
13. Psalm 34:18
“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”
14. Isaiah 41:10
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
15. Isaiah 54:17
“But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the LORD; their vindication will come from me. I, the LORD, have spoken!”
16. Isaiah 40:31
“But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”
17. Galatians 6:9
“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”
18. 1 Corinthians 10:13
“The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.”
19. 1 Peter 7
“These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold–though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.”
20. 1 Peter 5:7
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”
21. 1 Peter 5:9
“Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your Christian brothers and sisters all over the world are going through the same kind of suffering you are.”
22. James 1:2-3
“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.”
23. Romans 8:18
“Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.”
24. Proverbs 3:6
“Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”
25. Matthew 21:22
“You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.”
26. Hebrews 11:6
“And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.”
27. 1 Corinthians 2:5
“I did this so you would trust not in human wisdom but in the power of God.”
28. Ephesians 6:10-17
“Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
29. James 1:6-8
“But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.”
30. 1 Corinthians 6:13
“Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.”
31. Romans 8:31
“What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?”
32. Romans 8:37
“No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.”
33. John 16:33
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
34. 1 Corinthians 15:57-58
“But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.”
35. Proverbs 18:10
“The name of the LORD is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe.”
36. 2 Samuel 22:2-3
“He sang: “The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. He is my refuge, my savior, the one who saves me from violence.”
37. Psalm 9:9
“The LORD is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.”
38. Psalm 59:16
“But as for me, I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress.”
39. Psalm 27:13
“Yet I am confident I will see the LORD’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living.”
40. Psalm 30:5
“Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.”
41. John 14:26
“But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.”
42. John 14:27
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”
43. 2 Timothy 1:7
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”
44. Philippians 4:7
“Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
45. Psalm 94:19
“When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.”
46. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.”
47. Psalm 42:11
“Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again— my Savior and my God!”
48. 1 John 4:18
Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.
49. James 1:12
God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
* All scriptures are NLT and were taken from www.biblehub.com
What is faith?
Faith is a word we hear so often, but what is faith really?
The Bible says in Hebrews 1:11 that “Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.”
Simply put, faith is trusting in God’s plan and believing His word is true, even when you can’t see it. Well, especially when you can’t see it…
It’s trusting God’s heart, even when you can’t see His hand.
Faith is a Force
Faith is the force by which so many people in the Bible received miracles, healing, and deliverance, in the most impossible circumstances.
It was faith in God that allowed Moses to go up against Pharaoh and lead God’s people into deliverance.
It was faith in God that gave David the boldness to go up against Goliath by himself.
And it was faith in God that brought healing and wholeness to the woman who suffered for 12 years with incurable bleeding (Luke 8:43–48).
May I encourage you with this?
Whatever the impossible situation you’re facing, know that God is your healer, deliverer, and way maker.
And there’s no situation that’s too big for Him.
Why have faith in God?
I don’t know about you, but for me it feels much easier to believe that God loves me and is working things out for me, when things are going good in my life.
However, that becomes a lot more challenging during life’s hard times.
But the truth is that God is always good. Always.
He’s constant, unchanging, and reliable.
His love for us is eternal and nothing can ever separate you from His love (Romans 8:38).
He promises to be with you and help you in both the good and bad times.
Faith Makes Way for Victory
I encourage you to remember this when you’re going through a hard time…
Every Goliath you face, is an opportunity for you to experience the victory of God through Christ, in your life.
God never promised us that we wouldn’t have hard times.
In fact, He tells us flat out that we will face hardships in this life. However, He also promises that He will deliver us out of them all (Psalm 34:19).
That’s definitely something to rejoice about!
How to have faith in hard times
Ready for more good news?
Faith is a gift. The Bible tells us that God has given every man the perfect measure of faith (Romans 12:3).
Faith is not something you have to muster up on your own. Phew…that takes some of the pressure off, right?!
You can think of faith like a seed.
God’s given us the seed, but we’re responsible for watering that seed so that it grows.
The Bible tells us that faith comes by hearing His word (Romans 10:17).
3 Ways to Build Faith
So to build faith in hard times, here are 3 simple things I encourage you to do:
- Listen to sermons daily that encourage you and feed your spirit.
- Try to avoid meditating on your difficult circumstance. Take your attention off the rising pile of bills, the negative medical report, or the pain in your body. Try redirecting your focus by finding bible verses that speak to your situation and focus on those.
- When you’re tempted to talk about the problem, challenge yourself to speak the word of God.
As you stay in His presence, and meditate on His word, you’ll find your faith growing.
You’ll move from just knowing about God’s promises, to actually believing that they’re true for you.
His Word will get down in your spirit and it’ll help you move through even the hardest times.
Quotes and Bible Verses for Faith in Hard Times (Download for free)
When I’m going through tough times, I have to continually encourage myself in the Lord.
It can be really hard to do, and some days it feels like more of a struggle. I’ve found that keeping positive reminders, quotes, and scriptures around me helps.
Whenever I look at them, they remind me where my faith is supposed to be.
That’s why I’ve turned some of my favorite quotes and scriptures into downloadable wallpapers for your phone.
Songs about Trusting God in Hard Times
Another fantastic weapon to use as you stand your ground in faith is praise and worship.
Praise and worship help you take your focus off of your problems and off of yourself.
It forces you to remember who God is. He’s faithful, able, and He’s working things out for you.
So in addition to meditating on those 49 Bible Verses about faith in hard times, I’ve created this playlist of praise and worship music.
I pray that it encourages you in whatever you’re going through right now.
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How to Use the Bible Verses About Faith in Hard Times
I’ve found that meditating on the Word of God is one of the most important things I can do when i’m going through a hard time.
This is something I’m practicing right now.
At the time of writing this, I’m pregnant again after having suffered a miscarriage earlier this year. I was in my 2nd trimester and losing my baby was devastating.
Being pregnant again is an answered prayer. It’s a blessing.
But it also brought up a lot of fear for me.
So in addition to my daily devotions, I’m reading this book as a way to help me build my faith. (Side note: If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend checking it out. It’s simple, but powerful and offers the encouragement your soul needs.)
I don’t want to have a fear filled pregnancy.
I don’t want to be overwhelmed by all the specialist visits and the medical tests I have to undergo this time around.
So instead of focusing on how scary this can feel (I’m only 3 days away from when I had a miscarriage in my last pregnancy), I’m putting my attention on God.
He’s my Promise Keeper and my Helper.
Sis, He’s your Promise Keeper. And your helper.
Consistently listening to and meditating on relevant scriptures helps strengthen my faith so that I can move forward.
I pray these quotes, songs, and Bible Verses about faith in hard times will help you.
w/ light and love,
Matthew 5:14 – You are the light of the world. And like a city on a hill that cannot be hidden.