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7 Bible Verses To Keep Close When Life Seems Unbearable

bible verses for tough timesIf you feel like you’re at the end of the road with nowhere to go, realize that the enemy is lying to you. One day you will be able to share your story of victory with someone who may need your encouragement, just as much as you need encouragement right now.

You have to acknowledge your troubles but gather strength from them. Laugh at your mistakes but learn from them.

Here are some things you need to consider before you give up:

Tough times are not the times to give up. –

Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer. (Romans 12:12) 

Life looks different through everyone’s eyes. In fact, who you were, who you are, and who you will become are three completely different people. And as you gradually grow beyond the person you were yesterday, keep life’s challenges in perspective. Realize that life is like playing a grand piano.

The white keys create your happiness and the black keys denote your troubles. But as you go through life’s journey, remember that the black keys also create music.

Pain helps you grow. –

Blows that hurt cleanse away evil, As do stripes the inner depths of the heart. (Proverbs 20:30) 

Sometimes things must change so you can change. Sometimes you must break a little so you can get a peek inside to see what an awesome powerhouse you are. Sometimes mistakes must be made so wisdom can be earned. Sometimes you must overcome heartache so you can begin to follow your heart again.

God has our best interest at heart –

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11) 

Don’t let your struggles become your identity. Not everything in your life will go as you expect it to. This is why you need to pray to be aligned with God’s will. Remind yourself that it’s perfectly okay not to be perfect.

Negative thoughts can turn in negative actions –

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, But his heart is not with you. (Proverbs 23:7) 

The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective. And in many cases, the only thing in life you have control over is your perspective. No matter what happens, YOU control what the meaning is and most of the time, what the outcome will be.

Choose to react in a way that motivates happiness, love, or forgiveness, even when circumstances make that choice difficult.

Troubles don’t last always 

For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:5) 

Just because you’re not where you want to be today doesn’t mean you won’t be there someday. If things in your life aren’t happening as planned right now, that’s okay. Maybe it means it’s just  not the right time. Be Patient, Have Faith, and trust God’s will, whatever it may be.

You’re still blessed –

I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. (Philippians 4:12) 

You may have seen better days, but you have also seen worse. You might not have all your wants, but you do have all your needs. You woke up with a few aches and pains, but you woke up. Your life may not be perfect, but it is good.

And more good things are coming down the road as long as you keep moving forward.

God’s purpose always prevails. –

I can do all things through Christ[a] who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13) 

Failure is not falling down; failure is staying down when you have the choice to get back up. Sometimes you have to fall a thousand times to succeed. All of your ideas that don’t work are simply stepping stones on your way to the one idea that does.

46 Comments

46 Comments

  1. Glenny Russ

    April 22, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    The ads on this post make it difficult to read. Very disappointing…

  2. Elizabeth Ssenkaayi

    April 22, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Thank you Lord for closing the doors am not strong enough to close and opening the ones i never could,amen

  3. Josephine Josy

    April 22, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    nice one

  4. Muthoni Mwangi

    April 22, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Psalms 23 says it all i need to hear an know.Thank you jesus for loving us just the way we are.

  5. Michele K Murphy

    April 22, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    ❤❤❤❤❤❤

  6. Mae Mata

    April 22, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    I will never give up because i trust God with all my heart..

  7. Sue Harlec

    April 22, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Casey McGee ck these out

  8. Amy Airey

    April 22, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Amen

  9. Tina Tayrien

    April 22, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Kristy Hewitt Tiffany Faulkner Riddle Katie Jones

  10. Sukai Mahdi

    April 22, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    A real blessings

  11. Shanaaz Mohamed

    April 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Ameen

  12. Marlene MacDonald

    April 22, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Remember the power we have within

  13. Paula Lynn Johnson

    April 22, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Amen!

  14. Deborah Sarpeh

    April 22, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Yes he lives

  15. Jasmine Gates Crowell

    April 22, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Evalynn Elisabeth
    Sharon Conner I love you mommy

  16. Amiel Tobiano Bacon

    April 22, 2017 at 4:37 am

    Bernadette Tobiano

  17. Kathy Hites

    April 22, 2017 at 3:24 am

    My mom called me the woman made of steel. But, in reality, I am weak–it is Christ, the Christ that died on the cross and paid the penality for all my sins, mistakes, poor judgements, and mess ups, that made me strong, because in the midst of the toughest times, I know he hasn’t given up on me, and he is working it all out for the ultimate good. He is the “wind beneath my wings”. I am strong because of God and all that he has done in my life. Giving up is not in my dictionary. Never ever give up.

  18. Denise Keith

    April 22, 2017 at 3:16 am

    AMEN JESUS YES YES

  19. Michelle Holt Kibble

    April 22, 2017 at 2:42 am

    Stacie Russell

  20. Jertrude Quintana Ibarbia

    April 22, 2017 at 1:48 am

    Amen and amen!

  21. Olivia Manjinjiwa

    April 22, 2017 at 1:30 am

    Amen Glory

  22. Jenifer Miller

    April 22, 2017 at 1:16 am

    Heather Walker

  23. Cheril J Carter

    April 22, 2017 at 12:43 am

    Marisa Gabrielle Beyer

  24. Evelyn eze

    April 21, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Thank u very much i really needed this i Will not giveup

  25. Yvette Fambro

    April 22, 2017 at 12:06 am

    I will NEVER give up in life ,that is not my style, I know GOD gives me a second chance and he loves me because I am his child his love , kindness a Mercy his forever.

  26. Shirley Billy

    April 21, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    YES WE STILL HOLDING UP EVEN WHEN WE AT WAR AND HAVING A DAUGHTER AT HOME

  27. Tiff Lyl

    April 21, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Thank you. Really needed it. God has been speaking to me a lot through your page. Pls keep posting.

  28. Theresa Moore Richardson

    April 21, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    I really needed this

  29. Sherie Bailey

    April 21, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    True

  30. Michelle Thomason Booher

    April 21, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Peyton Booher

  31. Kindra Gibson

    April 21, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

  32. Robert Bell

    April 21, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Amen and Amen Again!

  33. Tony Jackson Osondu

    April 21, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    I will not give up…. Becos l know my JESUS lives.

  34. Izay Saye Zhaye

    April 21, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Amen.

  35. Melanie Doble

    April 21, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Amen this is so encouraging xx

  36. Rose Westgarth

    April 21, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    I have gone too far to give up, and I know God did not bring me this far to leave me empty handed, I must get to my promise land

  37. Terry Daley

    April 21, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Amen

  38. Qiniso Moyo

    April 21, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Amen I’ll never give up

  39. Lori Ann Green

    April 21, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Kristina Caldwell Mayhue ❤

  40. Barbara Thomas

    April 21, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Amen

  41. Che Tatel-Peñarroyo

    April 21, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Nicko Nigel Mañego Peñarroyo

  42. Lucy Pule

    April 21, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    ill will never give up, never up, never up…..iI wil never.!!!!!!!! never never never never never never, ill never give up

  43. Bobbie Deal

    April 21, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Amen

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