20 helpful Bible verses for tough times

Each day brings questions for which we need answers. In a world that grows more complex hour by hour we constantly face new problems and opportunities. What should we do? How should we react? What can we believe? The word of God has the answers to all of these questions. Often we just don’t know where in it to find those answers. Below are some:

1. Concerning your personal life

(A) Stress – Psalm 23:1-6; 118:5-6

(B) Worry and anxiety – Philippians 4:6; Matthew 6:25-34; 1 Peter 5:7; Psalm 46:1-11;

(C) Discouragement – Joshua 1:9; Psalm 37:1-40; James 5:7-11

(D) Frustration – Psalm 34:18; 102:1-28

(E) Fatigue – Isaiah 40:28-31; Matthew 11:28-30

(F) Grief – Revelation 21:4; Matthew 5:4; Psalm 56:8

(G) Busyness – Ecclesiastes 3:1-15

(H) Fear and loneliness – Psalm 91:1-16; Romans 8:31

(I) Rejection – Psalm 27:10; 94:14; Isaiah 49:15

(J) Sickness and pain – 2 Kings 20:1-10; Psalm 41:3

(K) Depression – Psalm 34:17-18; 9:9

(L) Uncertainty – Psalm 121:3-8

(M) Temptation – 1 Corinthians 10:13; Matthew 26:41

(N) Needs – Philippians 4:19

(O) Crisis situations – Psalm 46:1

2. Concerning your future

(A) Building – Proverbs 24:27; Psalm 127:1; Hebrews 3:4

(B) Assuming leadership – Joshua 1:1-16-18

(C) Planning – Proverbs 21:5; 16:3; 16:9; Jeremiah 29:11; James 4:14-15

3. Concerning your family

(A) When feeling worried about a family member – Colossians 2:5; Psalm 34:22

(B) When feeling angry about a family member – Matthew 5:23-24; 18:15-35; Ephesians 4:26-27

Image by: Laszlo Honti

Taken from 2011 Bible reading plan by Ceylon Bible Society

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