25 Bible Verses for when you need God most

Life can be very uncertain, and we can often feel discouraged, disappointed, and confused about where to turn during those difficult times. It can be challenging to maintain your faith during these moments, but this is when your faith is needed most. The Bible offers us encouragement, strength, inspiration, faith and love whenever we need a gentle reminder to keep pushing forward. These scriptures are meant to be kept in your heart and mind for those times when you need God and His word most.

Encouragement

We are all going to face moments in our life when we feel overwhelmed and need some encouragement that we are struggling to provide ourselves. These Bible verses will give you courage and confidence to keep moving forward throughout your day.

1. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 – “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So, we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is Eternal.”

2. Philippians 4:6–7 – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

3. Revelation 21:4 – “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. And He who was seated on the throne said, Behold, I am making all things new.”

4. 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 – “For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deal with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.”

5. Psalm 37:23-24 – “The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.”

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Strength

The Bible is full of verses that remind us of how much God is there for us when we’re feeling weak. Below are five great verses to keep stored in your back pocket for when you need to lean into his strength a little more.

1. Isaiah 45:10 – “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.”

2. Psalm 118: 14-16 – The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things! The Lord’s right hand is lifted high; the Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!”

3. Philippians 4:13 – “I can endure all these things through the power of the one who gives me strength.”

4. Deuteronomy 31:6 – “Be strong! Be fearless! Don’t be afraid and don’t be scared by your enemies, because the Lord your God is the one who marches with you. He won’t let you down, and he won’t abandon you.”

5. Exodus 15:2 – “The Lord is my strength and my power; he has become my salvation. This is my God, whom I will praise, the God of my ancestors, whom I will acclaim.”

Inspiration

Different people will be inspired by different things, but we can all agree that God Himself is our inspirational source because He is the basis for everything good. These inspirational Bible quotes can bring you guidance when times are tough.

1. 2 Corinthians 5:7 – “For we live by faith, not by sight.”

2. Psalm 23: 5-6 – “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”

3. 1 Timothy 6:12 – “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”

4. 1 John 4:4 – “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”

5. Philippians 4:7 – “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

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Faith

Keeping hold of our faith can be a challenge when we’re walking through hard seasons. We usually don’t want to give over control and trust that God can work everything for our good. Remind yourself of these verses when challenges arise, and your faith is shaken.

1. 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.

2. Hebrews 11:1 – “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”

3. Mark 9:23 – “Jesus said to him, ‘If you can believe? All things are possible for one who believes.”

4. Ephesians 2:8-9 – “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

5. Matthew 17:20 – “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

 

Love

The Bible, in summary is the story of love, specifically how much God loves us and what He’s done to be
close to us. There are many moments where it’s difficult to act as though we love our neighbors who live
differently than us, but we’re called to. Be reminded today of how much God loves all His creation and
that we should love them as well.

1. 1 Corinthians 13: 4-5 – “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.”

2. Proverbs 3:3-4 – “Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. Then you will find favor with both God and people, and you will earn a good reputation.”

3. Ephesians 4:2 – “Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.”

4. 1 John 4:12 – “No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.”

5. 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 we have not fully experienced his perfect love.”

When life gets tough, a handful of uplifting words can give you the reassurance needed to make a change. During days when motivation is scarce, seeking solace in God’s words can rejuvenate you and bring clarity to your path. Inspirational Bible verses can accomplish both, infusing you with hope even when the future seems distant.

God’s comforting words provide wisdom and help you tap into the inner strength you already possess, enabling you to overcome periods of stress, anxiety, grief, or pain. You can read or recite these passages or share them with loved ones to uplift each other. While finding encouragement in daily life can be a daunting task, remember that God is always ready to offer solace when you need it most. Allow the Lord’s words to guide you towards resilience and fervor today

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