How do you handle struggles in life? Should you deny them? What does God want you to do? How does He feel about them?
No matter what your struggles are in life or how difficult they may be, here are some promises from God’s word to encourage you.
You have seen me tossing and turning through the night. You have collected all my tears and preserved them in your bottle! You have recorded every one in your book (Psalm 56:8 TLB).
This is why we work hard and continue to struggle, for our hope is in the living God, who is the Savior of all people and particularly of all believers (1 Timothy 4:10 NLT).
You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my source of hope (Psalm 119:114 NLT).
I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us (Philippians 3:13-14 NLT).
Keep looking up, because God has so much more encouragement to offer in His Word!
My Personal Prayer for You
Lord Jesus, You have told us to expect struggles in life, but thank you for your promises of comfort and encouragement. Help us to keep our eyes on You, trusting you for the strength and the help to come through each one with victory. You are indeed our refuge and strength, and with You all things are possible. Our eyes are looking upward and outward to the end of the race, because one day You will meet us there. Thank You for catching our tears, for holding us up, and for never leaving us. You are amazing, God!
You might also like these posts I wrote called, When the Only Place We Can Look Is Up, and Finding Faith When You Are Struggling.
It’s Your Turn
What about you? How do you handle struggles in life? Do you try to tough them out yourself, or do you lean on God and others for help? I love to hear from readers. You can always write me through my contact page. Just fill out the basic name and address info, and then the email will come to me. Your name or info will never be shared with anyone without your permission.
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