When the world comes crashing down in your life you usually have the wonderful blessing of going to your parents and some other influential adults in your life. You have someone to take your problems to. You have a “shoulder to cry on.” What happens though when you grow up and are on your own? You won’t always have your parents. You can’t always talk to anyone about the difficulties and uncertainties you face. What should you do?
The answer is obvious, isn’t it? We automatically remember that God will be our help. Would you just pray, or would you have some verses to help you remember His promises to protect His children. If someone else was going through a hard time, would you be able to comfort them with words from the Bible? Or would you be lost in the Old Testament?
It is no surprise that most of the verses of comfort in the midst of trouble come from Psalms. David had some complicated times in his life. Who was he going to turn to? Well, there were a variety of times he turned to others than God. Sometimes he turned to a city to protect him. Then he prayed to God and God said the city would surely give him over to Saul. Twice David turned to the Philistines, the sworn enemies of God! We can learn a lesson through David’s experiences. The one person he could turn to and receive comfort and promised hope was God. You see God had told David he would be king. Based on that promise he knew that God would protect him. God has made some promises to us and He will help us in times of trouble. Look through these verses and mark in your Bible the source of hope that are at your fingertips.
- Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
- Psalm 32:7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; Thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
- Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: But the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
- Psalm 37:24-40 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: For the Lord upholdeth him with his hand. I have been young, and now am old; Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his seed begging bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; And his seed is blessed. Depart from evil, and do good; And dwell for evermore. For the Lord loveth judgment, And forsaketh not his saints; They are preserved for ever: But the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. The righteous shall inherit the land, And dwell therein for ever. The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, And his tongue talketh of judgment. The law of his God is in his heart; None of his steps shall slide. The wicked watcheth the righteous, And seeketh to slay him. The Lord will not leave him in his hand, Nor condemn him when he is judged. Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, And he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: When the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it. I have seen the wicked in great power, And spreading himself like a green bay tree. Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: Yea, I sought him, but he could not be found. Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: For the end of that man is peace. But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: The end of the wicked shall be cut off. But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: He is their strength in the time of trouble. And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them: He shall deliver them from the wicked, And save them, because they trust in him.
- Psalm 42:11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, Who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
- Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth: But God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
- Psalm 91:10-11 There shall no evil befall thee, Neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, To keep thee in all thy ways.
- Psalm 126:5-6 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
- Lamentations 3:31-33 For the Lord will not cast off for ever: But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.
- Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; And he knoweth them that trust in him.
- John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
- Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
- Hebrews 13:5-6 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.