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I have been sharing some Scriptures that I turn to on hard days. Today I am sharing ones more specific to trials, though they all go together somewhat. You can check out the first post in the series, Renewing Your Mind, and the second, Verses for Overwhelmed and Weary Moms. I am writing from a mom’s point of view, but they are really good even if you are not a mom.
Sometimes as a mom, and especially lately, it seems like it is just one thing after another, after another. These verses have encouraged me to press on during the trials.
Scripture Verses For When Trials Come
For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Our high priest is not unsympathetic. He knows what it is like to be tempted. To go through hard times. We can go with confidence to the throne of grace for mercy and grace to help in time of need.
Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
Persevere means to “continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no prospect of success.” When we have renewed our minds, and are focused on the end result, it makes it much more bearable when we are going through trials.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us…
Again, mindset is huge.
Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
1 Timothy 6:12
Fighting is active. It often requires being prepared to put up a good fight.
For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7
Remembering the power within us is important. Discipline is never easy.
You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 2:1
It is in His grace that we can be strong.
For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints. And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
God will remember your work for Him, as well as the love you have shown for Him by ministering to the saints. We need to be diligent in our service for the Lord.
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, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
God allows trials to refine us. To make us more like Him. Remembering that there is a purpose behind the struggle is important:
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
1 Peter 1:6-7
Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door. As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.
Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain. But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all.
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good. …
2 Thessalonians 3:13
Even in hard times, we need to remember that we should not let ourselves grow weary.
I hope these help you when you are going through trials.