When you’re struggling through tough times, you need a solid rope to pull you out. That rope is the truth and promises of the Bible.
When I was going through chemotherapy for stage IV cancer, I honestly wasn’t sure I would live. I started reading the Bible with much more urgency, looking for the insight that would help me.
And I found plenty, like these verses that strengthened my faith.
It’s easy to just read uplifting verses and then turn around and forget them or not really trust in what is said. But it’s something you simply have to believe in, just like you believe that gravity will hold you down and that the sun will rise today.
Here are two verses that you must simply believe in with all your heart. If you really internalize the truths below, you will feel more confident and more secure in your future, despite what tough time you are going through.
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18)
[Whatever suffering you are going through now will pale in comparison to our lives when we are with God in the New Heaven and Earth. Randy Alcorn's book Heaven does a great job explaining what this will be like.]
For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. (2 Corinthians 4:17)
[This verse confirms what Paul previously said. There are many more verses like these but two should be sufficient. Stand firm!]
Do you have any verses that give you strength and confidence during tough times?
(Buy my new book, Five Stones for Christians in Crisis for more helpful information like this. Thanks for reading!)