There are times when life becomes very trying and difficult, everything seems hopeless. We all experience it from time to time. During these times, it is important to try to keep faith, but that’s not always easy. One place to turn to when life seems hopeless is scripture. In countless times, throughout scripture, God reminds us that he is always present and always caring.
God is there with his loving care, even as life gets hard for us. These are just some of the passages in the Bible, which show us God can give us hope when life is difficult. We can rest our weary selves in His loving care, and our hope can be restored.
“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.”
Here we are reminded that in God we are strengthened. He gracefully pours out peace and hope to strengthen us through our connection with Him. Here we find what we need to face our hardest moments.
1 Peter 5:7
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
Again, we are taught of God’s loving care that is constant and true. We can release our cares and worries to God and He will ease our anxiety.
“For with God nothing shall be impossible.”
This passage is so clear and simple, yet we often forget the message. Luke teaches us that all is possible with the aid of God. We are reminded to call upon Him for hope, strength and peace during times of trouble and He will always provide.
“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”
Hope is given to the hopeless. God will fill us with joy, peace and hope, we just need to ask. Forster your relationship with God and this connection will guide you through the most difficult times.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
“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.”
In this passage, we are reminded that as we are comforted by God during hardship, we are called on to comfort others as well. In moments of hopelessness this might seem like the hardest thing. However, it is often in helping and comforting others, we find the greatest peace and joy, as well.
Time and again, the Bible gives us messages of hope. We are called to grow in our relationship with God and this connection will sustain us through times of trouble. When life seems hopeless, God is there to strengthen our faith and deepen our hope. Through Him all things are possible. In prayer we can ask for peace, comfort and hope. By His grace, we are lifted up from difficulty and our eyes are opened to the light again. May these verses guide you through difficult times and help you find hope again.