Scriptures for Overcoming Trials
The picture above states the truth! Do you believe that? Really…do you believe that? Then stop complaining and simply trust God! (I’m talking to myself! I need to keep reminding myself!) Bring your requests to God in prayer and know that God cares about your circumstance and is working for your good.
28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
New Living Translation (NLT)
God says in James 1:2 to consider it joy when we encounter trials. Notice that God does not say if but when. The Christian life is a life full of trials and tribulations. God takes us on different paths to bring us closer to him and more like Jesus. These Bible Verses about trials and tribulations will help us to understand what God is calling us to do during our trials.
Are you in trial today?
I encourage you to hand it over to God. Please read these scriptures verses on trials and tribulations slowly and allow God to work them into your heart. Feel free to use this for a Bible Study, memorization tool or Sunday school lesson. Please add any other Bible Verses on trials and tribulations to the comments so this may be a better resource to those that find it.
10 Comforting Bible Verses About Trials & Tribulations
1) 12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
James 1:12 (ESV)
2) 13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
1 Corinthians 10:13 (ESV)
3) 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Romans 12:12 (ESV)
4) 2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
James 1:2–4 (ESV)
5) 12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.
1 Peter 4:12–13 (ESV)
6) 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28 (ESV)
7) 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:35–39 (ESV)
8) 33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33 (ESV)
9) 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6–7 (ESV)
10) 10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Matthew 5:10–12 (ESV)
I’d like to add commentary to these passages but I’d rather have you just meditate on God’s word which is more than enough!
-Always for God’s glory and our joy in Him!