Above all else, we must learn that He is in control. I’ve even written a whole series about how the fear of the Lord properly positioned in our lives will free us from all other fear. On the contrary, the Bible assures us that following God will bring us up against a great deal of pain. We must be vigilant against fear and worry, and replace the thoughts of gloom and doom with things that are true and pure and right. That’s why today we’re going to examine some passages of Scripture and seek to put together a little battle plan (we’ll build it as we go, but you can find the whole thing at the end) for the perplexing times in our lives. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. He walked this earth, faced trials, resisted temptation, and felt pain. So with that in mind, we must seek after the things of eternity. Below are 16 verses that deal with trusting the Lord during difficult times. Reviews. Psalm 46 offers us a foundation for trusting God in When Scripture is used flippantly to minimize the real pain and sorrow in our lives, we must remain vigilant to never allow the triteness of others to overshadow the insight offered to us through God’s Word! For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.Sell your possessions and give to those in need. Daily reports from every city, county, and nation tracking the spread But I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives. During one point of crisis, one of my children confided that they didn’t feel safe discussing with me certain theological questions they were wrestling through. All rights reserved. Your treasure will be safe; no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it. Trust God as our unshakable refuge in trouble (vv. Jesus was pleased because Mary was delighting in Him, and as she did, all other worries and cares vanished. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes. Whether it is global news, or personal tragedy, there are always reasons we find ourselves scrambling to find our footing. Check it out! He has opened our eyes and given us ears to hear. Let’s look for ways to help people, and in the process show everyone watching that our hope comes from the Lord – the Creator of heaven and earth! Yes, He’s the one to fear.What is the price of five sparrows – two copper coins? Connect with Cherith on Facebook, and send me a  private message to request to be added.Or, contact me via email if you just need someone to talk to who understands and is committed to gently pointing you toward Jesus. These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs. avoiding the pain, rather than learning to trust him and his goodness, his While we’re talking about thanking God for what He has done, did you know that is a key component to experiencing God’s peace? Here is one verse that speaks truth into many of our fears: Isaiah 35:4-6 – Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. There is no place on this planet where we are 100% safe. Don’t worry about such things. The second step to praying in a way God will answer during a time of crisis is to focus our attention on God and seek him. I say it again – rejoice! Storms will confront us many times in our lives, expected and unexpected. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it. weather systems as they move across the globe. As this post goes live, (early spring 2020 in the middle of a world-wide pandemic) fear and worry dominate the thoughts of much of the world in a way we’re not used to. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and He will give you everything you need.So don’t be afraid, little flock. What Bible verses about worrying about the future have you found most helpful? Catastrophe seems always to loom on the horizon. 8-11). Fix Your Thoughts on what is True, Honorable, Right, Pure, Lovely, & Admirable. The emphasis is on knowing the God who is the source of protection and rest in the midst of the storms. Fill Your Life with the Joy of the Lord, 4. But the spread of a virus is different than a This is not necessarily for the public to read, but for the author. God wants our trust in Him to grow as we consider and respond to three stabilizing encouragements. There are no reviews yet. Luke 12:4-7 – “Dear friends, don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot do any more to you after that. Seek God’s Face. Rather than take up a lot of space here, I’ll just link to those posts if you’d like to delve deeper into this step in the battle plan. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. So this is the only reason why I am asking. God rarely indicates when a storm is coming. As a result, many people wonder if there is any place on earth that is truly safe. The Bible gives some great scripture in coping with a crisis. I may suffer and face trials, but it all pails in comparison to the reality of eternity with Him! Seek to be a safe place in a crisis. He suffered physical death, but He was raised to life in the Spirit.1 Peter 4:1-2 – So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude He had, and be ready to suffer, too. that is invisible to the naked eye cannot be seen until it has caused an Are you looking for a community of like-minded women also recovering from betrayal trauma? As such: All comments must directly address the article. The Bible tells us to take delight in the Lord. Yet God does not forget a single one of them. I’ve written quite a bit both about our accountability before God, and about learning to live our lives walking in the fear of the Lord. Don’t Worry About Anything, Instead Pray About Everything. As we continue to lean into our Lord, always seeking God in a crisis, may we remember the warning here and be aware of the deceitfulness of our own hearts! $ 0.00. It deals with trusting the Lord. I found this to be true since finding out that my wife had breast cancer. Finally, as we put all these aspects of our plan together, we must finish it all off with simple trust. It took Isaac obedience and faith to activate the blessings of God in his life. Are we focused on today in this life, or eternity in the next? Psalm 37 talks a lot about worry and trusting God in hard times. **Find our full privacy policy and disclosure statement here. Our Go-To Bible Verses about Worrying about the Future, Bible Verses about Worry to Add to Our Battle Plan, 1. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! Not seeking God first is one of the biggest problems that we believers have. ***Also consider working through the 31-day devotional, ANXIETY: Knowing God’s Peace. I highly appreciate your work! But he does provide Place them around your house in creative ways. Point out anything in me that offends You, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. Trust Him, and He will help you. If He did, we would likely be inclined to But God typically does not warn us ahead of time. Jeremiah 17: 7-8 – But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. in the Garden of Eden. We have a choice. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. Oh, how I want to live my life with only this one worry – that I do the will of God!