5 Bible Verses courage in hard times article at JulianaGordon.com

5 Bible Verses about Courage in hard times

5 Bible Verses courage in hard times article at JulianaGordon.com

Little kids can have spaces that seem “scary,” a place in their home that they might not want to face on their own, especially at night. Maybe the basement, a garage, or their closet inspire that anxiety. They fear the unknown or the imagined adversary that might be waiting for them. Yet often, it is all made well when a trusted adult will go into that space with them, or check a closet with them, and give them an “all clear”!

Don’t we treat our fears the same way? We may be stuck to one place, not able to move on our own. We can avoid the scary spots of our lives out of fears that loom larger than they really are. And we can lack the confidence to check the reality of what we dread. 

The truth is, we always have our God with us! We do not need to cower when we encounter hard times, or something we fear. We can instead face these challenges with courage and confidence. Reflect on these Bible Verses about courage in hard times.

Examples of Courage in the Bible

  • In Matthew 14, when Jesus walked on the water toward the disciples in the boat, the disciples freaked out! They were so scared. Yet in verse 27, Jesus responded to their fear right away. “But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” (NIV) He knew that these were extraordinary circumstances but He also knew that He was the answer to those circumstances. 

  • In Deuteronomy 31, Moses is telling the Israelites that the land ahead of them is theirs, for they have God on their side. Many of God’s promises have led up to this very point. Their enemies loom before them, but Moses gives them this encouragement: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV) We can go forward confidently when we are following God’s will and His promises.

Bible Verses that Remind us of Courage

  • Acts 27:25 NIV “So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.”

  • Psalm 27:14 ESV “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!”

  • 1 Corinthians 16:13 NIV “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”

Printable Bookmarks about Courage

If you’d like reminders about these verses on courage, please visit my Etsy shop. These bookmarks would be great for personal use or giving as gifts! You can also purchase it here through my Gumroad Store.

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A Prayer for Courage

Dear God, Thank You that we can have courage in You. Even when circumstances seem beyond us, they are not beyond You! Thank you for these reminders about courage from Your Word. May we trust in You as we face difficult challenges. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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