Now more than ever before, believers must pay attention to God’s instructions. We must take hold of the Word of God and refuse to let go—especially in hard times.

I’m so thankful for the Word of God and Bible verses about Strength in hard times. When I experience hard times in my life and need strength, I can refer back to these Bible Verses for strength, and you can do so as well.

With everything that has been going on around us, these past few months, there is only one name we can call on for strength in hard times, and that name is Jesus. And no matter how hard the storm, remember God Is with us in the hard times

With the economic, someone might be facing a job loss, or losing their home, this is real.

Perhaps you, too are struggling to find strength in the circumstances you find yourself in.

No matter the situation, no matter the challenge you can find the strength you need in God’s word.

It’s hard to make it through life whenever you’re dealing with a difficult situation. You know God is there and you know He is listening, but sometimes you just need a reminder.

Leaning on God is the best thing to do when things get hard. He’s the only one that can offer strength in hard time of need. I hope you find some comfort in these Bible Verses.

I wanted to share 20 Bible Verses that can strengthen you through hard times.

Mature black woman looking outside window with uncertainty. Praying for strength.

What Does the Bible Say About Strength in Hard Times?

The Bible reassures us that God’s presence is with us to help us in hard times, even when we don’t realize it. The Book of Psalms is full of reminders that God is a shelter from life’s storms, a refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble — Psalm 46:1

James said that we should: “… count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:2-4

But how can we count it joy in hard times? What makes it possible to remain in faith when we are experiencing those trials are hard to bear? It is these encouraging promises that can only be found in the Word of God which give us strength and strengthen our faith. If we truly believe in these Bible verses, we will always have strength in hard times, and our hope will never fail. God’s word gives strength. The Word of God is like dynamic to a heart that is struggling in a trial. To read the Word of God and believe that these promises are for you, that God has a personal love for youand has a personal interest in seeing it go well for you and in getting you through all the hard times, every situation, gives the greatest comfort known to man.

These verses are like a lifesaver to cling to in a stormy sea, keeping you afloat. They are like a lighthouse in the distance, showing you that safety and salvation are near. The grace of God is enough for each of us, so that no storm can break us. We are safe in His hands, and we can come through any storm, all our trials, with our faith strengthened, rather than the opposite.

Bible Verses About Strength in Hard Times

Here are a few powerful scriptures about Strength in Hard Times in the Bible. If you are going through a difficult season, and you need a breakthrough in your life, these would be great passages for you to meditate on periodically throughout each day. 

Share these promises with someone you know who needs to be encouraged.

Even in the darkest moments of our lives, we can be assured, that God is our strength in hard times. And you can find strength in knowing that there is nothing that can separate us from the love of God. He is always close by and watching over us as His children.

Psalm 46:1 

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Exodus 15:13

In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.

1 Thessalonians 3:13

May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.

1 Chronicles 16:27

Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place.

Isaiah 12:2

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.

Psalm 118:14

The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.

2 Timothy 4:17

But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed, and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.

Prayer for Strength During Difficult Time

Here is a prayer that you can use as you walk through hard times. Use it as is or use it as the foundation to form your own prayer to the Lord.

 Father, in the Name of Jesus, thank You for greeting me with love and faithfulness every morning and night. Help me to bend, not break, in the winds of all I’ve got happening with my life, heart and home right now. Please give me a fresh strength and vitality today to walk in Your ways and thrive in Your grace. In Jesus’ Name, God you are strong when I am at my weakest your strength makes my strongest moment look like baby struggling to stand on its own two feet.

Lord Jesus, give me the strength to stick it out over the long haul—not the grim strength of gritting my teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes me strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for me. Jesus, give me strength in my weakness. Amen.

God Promises of Strength Through Hard Times

My prayer is, whatever circumstances you find yourself in today, that God’s Promises help you to keep your gaze fixed on the love of God. He is constant and unchanging. His promises remain faithful. Even through hard times, God is faithful.

While there may be times in life when we feel like God is far off, or we struggle to see any ray of hope. These bible verses about strength in hard times will give you a firm foundation to stand on.

Regardless of what hard times or challenges you may be facing, the Father is always our source of strength. We pray these verses lift your spirit.

We must be like the writer of Psalm 119 who said: “Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. I’ve promised it once, and I’ll promise it again: I will obey your righteous regulations…The wicked have set their traps for me, but I will not turn from your commandments. Your laws are my treasure; they are my heart’s delight.” (Verses 105-106, 110-111).

It’s not enough for us to just lie back and say, “Well, if it’s God’s will for me to have victory I guess He’ll just give it to me. That statement is from a person who do not know the Will of God for their lives. God’s Will is his Word. If it’s His will for me to be healed, He’ll just heal me.”

No! It is His will. He did give it to you. By His stripes you were healed. Now you must take God’s Word as your heritage. You have to aggressively pursue it and get it in your heart and mouth.

You have to fight off every unbelieving devil and every troublesome circumstance that comes to steal that Word and say, “Bless God, I have taken God’s promise as my heritage. It’s my future. It’s my life.

I refuse to be troubled by the temporary troubles of this world. They’ll pass away but God’s Word will never pass away. God upholds all things by the Word of His power and that Word will come to pass in my life!”

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EXODUS 15:2-3

“The Lord is my strength and my song, And He has become my salvation; This is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him. “The Lord is a warrior; The Lord is His name. Exodus 15:2-3 AMP


Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble in dread before them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not fail you or abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 AMP


Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified or dismayed (intimidated), for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. “Joshua 1:9 AMP


Then Ezra said to them, “Go [your way], eat the rich festival food, drink the sweet drink, and send portions to him for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be worried, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and your stronghold.” Nehemiah 8:10 AMP


The Lord God is my strength [my source of courage, my invincible army]; He has made my feet [steady and sure] like hinds’ feet and makes me walk [forward with spiritual confidence] on my high places [of challenge and responsibility]. Habakkuk 3:19 AMP

PSALM 9:9-10

All who are oppressed may come to you as a shelter in the time of trouble, a perfect hiding place. May everyone who knows your mercy keep putting their trust in you, for they can count on you for help no matter what. O Lord, you will never, no never, neglect those who come to you Psalm 9:9-10 TPT

Look to Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. The Lord and his strength; seek his face always.

1 Chronicles 16:11

 PSALM 28:7-8 

You are my strength and my shield from every danger. When I fully trust in you, help is on the way. I jump for joy and burst forth with ecstatic, passionate praise! I will sing songs of what you mean to me! You will be the inner strength of all your people, the mighty protector of all, the saving strength for all your anointed ones. Psalm 28:7-8 TPT

PSALM 32:7

Lord, you are my secret hiding place, protecting me from these troubles, surrounding me with songs of gladness! Your joyous shouts of rescue release my breakthrough. Psalm 32:7 TPT

PSALM 34:4

Listen to my testimony: I cried to God in my distress, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears!

PSALM 34:17-18

Yet when holy lovers of God cry out to him with all their hearts, the Lord will hear them and come to rescue them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to all whose hearts are crushed by pain, and he is always ready to restore the repentant one. Even when bad things happen to the good and godly ones, the Lord will save them and not let them be defeated by what they face.

PSALM 46:1-3

God, you’re such a safe and powerful place to find refuge! You’re a proven help in time of trouble— more than enough and always available whenever I need you. So, we will never fear even if every structure of support were to crumble away. We will not fear even when the earthquakes and shakes, moving mountains and casting them into the sea. For the raging roar of stormy winds and crashing waves cannot erode our faith in you.

PSALM 62:1-2 

I stand silently to listen for the one I love, waiting as long as it takes for the Lord to rescue me. For God alone has become my Savior. He alone is my safe place; his wrap-around presence always protects me. For he is my champion defender; there’s no risk of failure with God. So why would I let worry paralyze me, even when troubles multiply around me?

PSALM 91:1-2

When you sit enthroned under the shadow of Shaddai, you are hidden in the strength of God Most High. He’s the hope that holds me and the Stronghold to shelter me, the only God for me, and my great confidence.

 PSALM 145:18-19

You draw near to those who call out to you, listening closely, especially when their hearts are true. Every one of your godly lovers receives even more than what they ask for. For you hear what their hearts really long for and you bring them your saving strength.

 PROVERBS 3:5-6 

Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make. Become intimate with him in whatever you do, and he will lead you wherever you go. Don’t think for a moment that you know it all.


The character of God is a tower of strength, for the lovers of God delight to run into his heart and be exalted on high.


All praises belong to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he is the Father of tender mercy and the God of endless comfort. He always comes alongside us to comfort us in every suffering so that we can come alongside those who are in any painful trial. We can bring them this same comfort that God has poured out upon us.


Now, may the Lord himself, the Lord of peace, pour into you his peace in every circumstance and in every possible way. The Lord’s tangible presence be with you all. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 TPT


So now we come freely and boldly to where love is enthroned, to receive mercy’s kiss and discover the grace we urgently need to strengthen us in our time of weakness. Hebrews 4:16

Where do we find our strength? In the Lord our God!

Psalm 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.

Nehemiah 8:10 Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

Isaiah 41:10 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.

Exodus 15:2 The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him— my father’s God, and I will exalt him!

Psalm 9:9-10 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalm 34:10b Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

Isaiah 26: 3-4 Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace—because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock.

1 Chronicles 16:11  Seek the LORD and his strength;  seek his presence continually!

Psalm 32:7-8 You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.

Exodus 33:14 My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.

Deuteronomy 31:8 It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.

Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.

Psalm 34:17 When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears, and rescues them from all their troubles.

Isaiah 30:15 In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.

 Something to Remember:

While journaling through life’s challenges, Jesus Christ is the hope of all of us who know Him. Do you know Him. He knows what you are facing right now. He is walking with you through it. He is with you and will never leave you! Just call his Name. Jesus, I need you.

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