Uplifting Bible Verses for Uncertain Times
The Bible is full of verses for uncertain times. Scripture reminds us over and over to put our hope and trust in the Lord. It exhorts us to keep our eyes on Him no matter what is swirling around us. We can have confidence that the Lord will come through for us because He has proven Himself faithful time and time again. As Corrie ten Boom writes, “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
Trust is easier to preach than to truly live it out — especially when it feels like so much is completely out of our control. But the scripture has an answer for each one of our worries. When you are feeling overwhelmed with the burdens of life, recharge and renew your mind with these promises of the Lord. Here are 7 Bible verses for uncertain times.
1. You are not alone (Deuteronomy 31:8)
In this time where so many are feeling alone and isolated, remind yourself that the Lord is always at your side. Not only is He always with you, but He is always attentive to our prayers. Rest in the comfort of His presence.
“The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
2. He gives peace that passes understanding (Philippians 4:6-7)
The peace He gives His children is beyond reason. The world around us cannot fathom how we can have this peace despite our circumstances. Not only that but that very peace protects our hearts and our minds.
“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. Jesus has already overcome (John 16:33)
Sometimes it looks like there’s no way out — or there’s no hope of things ever getting better. Look up! Christ has the final word!
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
4. Your Father will meet all of your needs (Matthew 6:31-34)
Have you felt consumed by worry or fear? Let your mind rest in this promise of the Lord. Our heavenly Father feeds the birds of the air and clothes the lilies of the field — He will take care of you!
“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”
5. He protects us from harm (Isaiah 43:2)
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
6. He gives us healing (Isaiah 53:4-5)
The Lord is faithful to heal — inside and out.
“Surely He took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered Him punished by God, stricken by Him, and afflicted. But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him and by His wounds we are healed.”
7. God hears our prayers (Psalm 56:8), (John 14:13-14)
He sees our every tear, He hears our every word.
“You keep track of all my sorrows. You’ve collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.”
“And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”
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