25 Encouraging Bible Verses For Hope in Hard Times

by Sister McCook
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No one goes through life unscathed.

There will always be troubled times, difficult times, and seemingly insurmountable challenges.

But, that doesn’t mean we have to give up.

The Bible is full of encouraging verses that can give us hope in hard times and remind us that we are never alone and that God is always with us.

And when God is with us we can overcome any challenge if we trust in Him and rely on His strength.

1. 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.

2. 1 Peter 5:10

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

3. 1 Peter 5:7

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

4. Isaiah 40:31

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

5. Jeremiah 17:7

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.

6. 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.

7. Lamentations 3:25

The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.

8. Mark 9:23

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

9. Philippians 4:19

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

10. Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

11. Psalm 121:5-6

The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.

12. Psalm 145:18

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

13. Psalm 147:3

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

14. Psalm 16:8

I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

15. Psalm 25:3

Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.

16. Psalm 25:5

Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

17. Psalm 32:8

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

18. Psalm 33:20

Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.

19. Psalm 33:22

Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.

20. Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

21. Psalm 62:5

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.

22. Psalm 9:9-10

The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. Romans 8:35

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

How do you hope in God in hard times?

It’s not always easy to have hope in God, especially when things are going badly.

It’s natural to feel angry, confused, and even abandoned when we’re facing difficult times.

But even in the darkest moments, there is still reason to hope.

The fact that we can even experience these negative emotions is proof that we’re alive and have the capacity to feel.

That means there’s still potential for good things to happen.

And no matter how dark things may seem, there’s always the possibility of light appearing on the horizon.

So even when it feels like all hope is lost, remember that it only takes a spark of faith to reignite the fire of hope.

How can you encourage others to be hopeful during difficult times?

It can be difficult to maintain hope during tough times, but it’s important to remember that things can and will get better.

You can help others to stay hopeful by being a positive force in their lives.

Offer words of encouragement, lend a listening ear, and let them know that you’re there for them.

It’s also helpful to remind them of past difficulties that they’ve overcome.

Looking back at how far they’ve come can give them the strength to keep going.

Finally, encourage them to take things one day at a time and to focus on the good.

Helping others to find hope during tough times can be incredibly rewarding – for them and for you.


Though we all go through tough times, it’s reassuring to know that we’re not alone.

The Bible is full of encouraging verses about God’s love and faithfulness.

When we feel overwhelmed, these verses can help us find hope and strength.

Here are just a few of the many encouraging Bible verses that can provide comfort and hope in difficult times.

Psalm 23:4 says, “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

This verse reminds us that God is always with us, even in the toughest of times.

Isaiah 41:10 says, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

This verse is a reminder that God will never leave us or forsake us.

He is always there to help us, even when we feel like we can’t go on.

If you’re feeling discouraged, remember that these Bible verses are just a small sampling of the many verses that offer encouragement and hope.

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