14 Bible Verses for Difficult Times

Bible Verses for Difficult Times

During times of crisis, we turn to Him for comfort. With many terrible stories dominating our headlines, we thought we’d compile a list of some of God’s promises from scripture to turn to in times of adversity.

Take a few moments away from those headlines and read these passages from the Bible to help comfort the soul and remind you to put your faith in Him.


Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.

– Deuteronomy 31:6

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

– Matthew 5:4

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

– John 14:27

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.

– Isaiah 41:10

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.

– John 16:33

The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

– Psalm 34:17-18

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God

– 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,’ even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.

– Psalm 139:11-12

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but was is unseen is eternal.

– 2 Corinthians 4:18

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

– Isaiah 40:28-31

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble

– Psalm 46:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

– Psalm 27:1

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.

– Proverbs 18:10

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.

– Deuteronomy 33:27

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