These six scriptures gives me hope and strength in the midst of the challenges of life and you will find strength and hope in them in the midst of any challenge.
My father passed on at a critical time in my life, he was gone about the time when I just began to know and learn from him the lessons of manhood.
I was still a teenager and losing my dad at that time in my life was difficult for me and my family, I’m the first child of my family. I just finished secondary school and preparing to go to the university, I had to go to school two months after his death which made it even more difficult.
I never imagined a world without him so soon, because he was my best friend. Yes, he was not just a father but a friend and a teacher. Death took us on unawares and so we lost him, it was a major challenge.
Life wasn’t easy ever since then, I learnt to rely on GOD’s Word for strength and hope. I’m grateful to GOD for turning my pains to gain at the end of the day.
I remember reciting GOD’s Word day in and day out during the time of difficulties. I had so many setbacks and heart breaking losses in my business too, most times it was unexplainable but GOD used all these experience to mold me and redirect my life.
Did I ever feel like giving up? Oh yes, many times but been reminded of the Word of GOD, I found hope and encouragement to keep pushing.
Life is full of ups and downs, trials and challenges. We are constantly faced with challenges and setbacks that try to steal our joy, that’s because we live in a broken world.
Sometimes we are faced with challenges we can really do nothing about, like loosing a loved one. Most times we just can’t explain it, some other times we have done our best and all we know. We just have to look up to GOD and trust in Him
But in all of these we are more than conquer through GOD that loves us Romans 8:37, GOD causes us to triumph in Christ Jesus 2 Corinthians 2:14. He has promised and assured us in His Word that He will always see us through in trying times.
Challenges are not palatable no matter how it looks and going through challenges is never easy. You might be going through the pain of loosing a loved one, a business setback, family or life crisis or health challenge right now. You may be in the eyes of the storm, or going through the nightmare of life right now?
If you can remember the story of the three brothers in Babylon, they are Shadrach, Meshach, Abed-Nego. Who were faced with the greatest threat of their lives. They were thrown into the burning furnace, but right there GOD showed up Daniel 3:1-30. That same GOD is going to show up for you.
Find hope in GOD’s promises in the face of life challenges with these 6 bible verses.
These six verses of the bible will give you hope and strength to carry on, they will keep your hope and faith alive which guarantee’s your victory
1. “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them”.
Romans 8:28 [NKJV]
GOD has His eyes on you and He will not allow you to stumble, know this and believe it. No matter what happens to you GOD will use it to bring good fortune to you.
The Bible says that even when the righteous fall seven he will rise again Proverb 24:16.
You see, Joseph in the bible after He had gone through so much pain and at the end of it all, he realized that GOD had used all those things to pave the way for him Genesis 50:20.
From the hatred of his brothers, they threw him into the pit and sold him into slavery, Potiphar’s wife accused him of attempted rape and he was thrown into the prison. He suffered greatly but all of that led him to the throne of Egypt, he became so great that through him GOD saved his family (the patriarch of the nation of Israel)
GOD has a way of making good come out of the evil that happens to you.
Although I lost my dad at a very critical time. A time when I was growing up to get to know him more, but I have been blessed too from the same experience. Perhaps what I discovered today for myself wouldn’t have been known, Just trust GOD and keep following Him
He has gone to be with the LORD, I and my two brothers have become men faster and we are able to handle responsibilities because that experience forced us to level up far more than our peers.
“Whatever happens GOD will turn it for your good, so when you are faced with challenges cheer up because GOD is with you”.
2. “No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it”.
1 Corinthians 10:13 [MSB]
GOD will make a way of escape for you, He will not let that situation overtake you. He is GOD and a loving and caring Father, so be rest assured that He will see you through. You might be heart broken, but I can assure you that you will be healed. Just hold on to your faith on GOD, sometimes the arrival of your breakthrough may seem a little too long, but wait for Him because He will show up.
This scripture encourages me a lot, because it points out to me that what I go through is not just pertaining to me alone, but some other person have travelled the same road in life and scaled through. And if GOD saw them through He will equally see me through.
3. “For His anger is but for a moment, His favour is for life. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning”.
Psalm 30:5 [NKJV]
You may be in the darkness of the tunnel right now, it may look as if the troubles won’t end but your Joy will come. GOD has said it, nothing else matters. When Jesus was taken away and crucified, His followers where demoralized. They thought it was all over, as a matter of fact they went into hiding. But when the marvelous and breakthrough power of GOD showed up their Joy was full again.
The same thing happened to Jacob when he lost Joseph, the Bible said his spirit was low because he loved Joseph so much. Loosing Joseph was a severe blow to Jacob, but eventually when he saw Joseph again His spirit was lifted with Joy and he lived the rest of his days fulfilled.
Job also was another man that passed through serious crisis, but he smiled at the end because the One who makes a way where there is no way showed up.
All that we commit into the hand of GOD cannot fail no matter what
Your life is in His hands so leave it there and see GOD deliver you, most times at the verge of our deliverance we back out from GOD’s presence. It could be frightening and hard to trust GOD in the midst of the storm, but trust and relying on Him is the only way out.
4. “Many are the affliction of the righteous but the LORD delivers him from them all, He guides His bones. Not one of them is broken”
Psalm 34:19-20 [NKJV]
Your troubles may be too much to count, or too heavy to bear. Just like the Bible says; “the days of man is few but full of troubles” |Job 14:1.
In all of these troubles, GOD will deliver you because those who trust in the LORD are like mount Zion that cannot be moved and they abide forever. Psalm 125:1
5. “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you”.
Isaiah 43:2 [NKJV]
GOD promise to be with you when you walk through the eyes of the storm, so always have it in mind that you are not alone in the situation. GOD is right where you are to see you through and bring you out, the psalmist knew this so well that he was so confident. The Bible says that GOD guides the righteous and not one of his bones is broken, He guides and delivers those who trust in Him and they will never be put to shame.
“Never forget, those who wait on the LORD will never be put to shame, never”.
6. “I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you”.
Joshua 1:5 [NKJV]
This is very beautiful, I really love this scripture. I tell you what, no matter how you feel it doesn’t change this promise of GOD. Sometimes we could be so overwhelmed with anxiety that we doubt the presence of GOD in our lives, sometimes we feel that GOD is too far from us when we are in our troubles.
I have felt the same way before but that doesn’t mean it’s true, we need to put our feelings in check because feeling are like vapour and it can clear up very fast.
Feed on these six scripture of GOD’s promise everyday even as you pray with them, remind GOD of His Word and do not cease to pray until you see your breakthrough. Jesus taught us to persist in prayer until we see our breakthrough, so keep on keeping on.
Prayer for you
Thank you LORD Father because you are a faithful GOD, you who is true to your Word. Please in your infinite mercy lift this one out of any crisis and challenge and all troubles in Jesus name.
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