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20 Encouraging Bible Verses for Overwhelming Times

You might not always see the overwhelming times coming.

But the truth is tough times are going to happen in life, and that’s just how life is. But I’m here to remind you that God’s word is there for you to turn to when times get tough.

So choose at least one of the 20 verses below that resonates with you and use it daily:

Psalm 9:9-10 Bible Verse for Overwhelming Times

1. Psalm 9: 9-10

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 46:1 Bible Verse for Overwhelming Times

2. Psalm 46: 1

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

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3. Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Phil 4:6-7 Bible Verse for Overwhelming Times

4. Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Jer 29:11 Bible Verse for Overwhelming Times

5. Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

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6. Isaiah 40:31

But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

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7. Psalm 71:5

For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth.

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8. Proverbs 23:18

Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.

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9. Isaiah 41:10

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

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10. Deut 31:6

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.

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11. 1 Peter 5:7

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

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12. Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for theÿLordÿyour God is with you wherever you go.
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13. Mark 9:23

If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.

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14. Psalm 55:22

Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
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15. Mark 10:27

Jesus looked at them and said, With man, this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.

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16. 1 Cor 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
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17. Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

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18. Proverbs 18:10

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.

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19. John 14:27

But they who wait for the LORD shall renew Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

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20. Psalm 34:17-18

The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

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