encouragement for the tough days an article on the Juliana Gordon website

Encouragement for the Tough Days

encouragement for the tough days an article on the Juliana Gordon website

Have you ever had a flat tire? Sometimes, you catch it at the “something seems off” stage, where you wonder if the tire is a little low. Other times, you walk out to the car and one corner of the car is decidedly lower than the other corners, and there’s no question that the tire is flat. And then, sometimes the tire bursts while driving and all the air leaves at once. No matter the situation, something you took for granted suddenly changed and needs repair right away if you want to go anywhere. 

We all can have days that look like that. The day might deflate slowly or catastrophically fail all at once. Turning our eyes toward Jesus to encourage us and remind us of His truth can help repair our hearts when the days get tough. These Bible verses aid in changing that perspective to depend on God to get us through.

Our great, strong God can handle whatever situation we are in

Isaiah 40:28 NIV “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.”

No matter what, God still loves us

Lamentations 3:22-24 ESV “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”

Worrying isn’t going to help

Matthew 6:27 NIV “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”

Even this situation can be used to grow us in Christ

James 1:2 ESV “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.”

We aren’t alone

Psalm 23:4 ESV “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

I pray that these encouraging bible verses for tough days help you today, especially if it is a difficult day for you. What other verses encourage you when you are down? Please comment with your favorites!

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