How I Overcame Grief : Bible verses on Trusting God in Hard Times

How I Overcame Grief : Bible verses on Trusting God for Hard Times

Every day as I meet people, I discovered that a majority of persons are encountering a difficulty of some sort. Some are afraid, skeptical, unsure, bitter, angry and/or anxious about certain issues which bears heavily on their minds. People are hurting , and a lot more are unwilling to bare their scars, for several reasons, which is quite understandable.


Today, I ll be sharing a personal story with us here… How I overcame grief. You will also find bible verses on trusting God in hard times.

I pray your heart receives healing as you read through!

Feel free to share with those who are emotionally drained.

Some time ago, It was as though I had come to end of the journey. The vicissitudes of this life had had a better part of me. I had lost a loved one, someone really dear to me! Unfortunately, I became depressed, so much so that doubt subtly crept into my mind. I began to lose grip of the credibility of the christian faith.


I was almost always alone, lost in my thoughts, and feeling awkward about everything…I mean everything!


I was too distraught to even pray, or find encouragement in scriptures… Nevertheless, at the point when  I contemplated suicide, I experienced an opposing influence, whisking the very thought away. Truthfully, I knew that heaven was not done with me yet, and my exit would be rather untimely, but I couldn’t come to terms with the awful occurrences in my life.


Its true that friends and close acquaintances were helpful in the trying period. However, nothing seemingly could heal the widening hurt and grief I suffered daily. I knew i was sick emotionally. experiencing occasional episodes of forgetfulness.

Severally, I attempted finding solace in the promises of God as written in scriptures, I could only see my troubles written upon its letters, hence giving up on trying in utter frustration,
I can clearly relate with what depressed people go through when they commit suicide. Some of them really do not intend to do it. In fact, they tearfully do it. This explains why they seek for the least painful method to exit this world.


Back to my story, For many months, this continued, but each time I assured myself that all was alright, and my faith in Christ would never suffer loss, it was like fitting a square peg in a round hole. I would always fall back into that sullen mood, and I was always bitter at everyone and anything that reminded me of my pain.


People thought of me as a strong woman. I even encouraged bereaved people. Nevertheless, unknown to them., i was dying slowly.m.

You might be so curious to know how I bounced back? (smiles!)


I realised one thing, I had become too strong to even allow God make me strong and whole again. Verbally, i was affirming scriptures, assuring myself that all was well, refusing to cry etc.

Nevertheless, i did not allow the Comforter to do His work on me!

However, there are  10 lessons that I learnt experientially:


1. The Spirit of God (only) can comfort a man.
2. The Holy Spirit is nearer than I ever thought
3. Its okay to cry…My tears were also part of the healing process!
4. Embrace companionship (with discretion, of course), Let your heart be open to sincere people who truly want to be with you in this process, Do not  try to be strong.
5. Be intentional about being happy, irrespective of what people may say
6. Do well to face your fears, with the scriptures as a strong back-up
7. Do not always stay alone, socialise and embrace the beautiful life God has given you
8. Do not weep as people without hope in this world. {1 Thess 4:13)
9. Stay close to Jesus Christ
10. Embrace the comfort that He gives you.

How I Overcame Grief : Bible verses on Trusting God for Hard Times

I hope this post helps!

You may not have lost anyone, but you may be going through a difficult phase. I encourage you to find solace in the Word of God.

Below are a list of bible verses to hold on to as you subscribe into trusting the God of Israel.

Protection

Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.  {Proverbs 30:5}

The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. {Psalm 9:9-10}

The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe. {Proverbs 29:25}

I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. {Psalm 91:2}

As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.{Psalm 18:30}

In difficulties

When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.{Isaiah 43:2}

Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. {Psalm 62:8}

And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. {psalm 50:15}

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.{John 14:1}

In sickness


Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. {Isaiah 26:3}

Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. (Psalm 55:22)

Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. {Psalm 25:5}

Divine direction

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. {Proverbs 3:4-5}

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee. {Psalm 143:8}

In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. {Psalm 71:1}

Strength


Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. {Isaiah 41:10}

I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. {Psalm 91:2}

Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength {Isaiah 26:4}

Financial struggle

At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel. And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images. {Isaiah 17:7-8}

Worry


Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: {Phillipians 1:6}

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. {Jeremiah 17:7-8}

Thanks for reading and God bless you dear!

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