48 Bible Verses to Meditate on When Going Through Tribulation

48 Bible Verses to Meditate on When Going Through Tribulation

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Every now and again you’re going to face tribulation and there Bible verses that refer to this. Tribulation is part of the Christian walk but there are verses in the Bible that say we overcome too.

We are told in John 16:33, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

Because tribulation is guaranteed in this life it’d be a good idea to memorize some Bible verses. In this post I refer to some verses in the Bible that have strengthened me in time of tribulation.

Here are 48 Bible verses to encourage you through times of tribulation:

  1. “Have not I commanded you?  Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” ~ Joshua 1:9
  2. “And he said, ‘Listen, all you of Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the LORD to you: Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.’” ~ 2 Chronicles 20:15
  3. “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” ~ 1 John 4:4
  4. “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” ~ James 4:7
  5. “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” ~ Isaiah 40:31
  6. “’No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn.  This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me,’ says the LORD.” ~ Isaiah 54:17
  7. “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” ~ Romans 8:37

  8. “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels that the excellence of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.” ~ 2 Corinthians 4:7-9
  9. “Then Paul answered, ‘What do you mean by weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” ~ Acts 21:13
  10. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” ~ 2 Timothy 1:7
  11. “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all.” ~ Psalm 34:19
  12. “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” ~ Philippians 4:19
  13. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” ~ Philippians 4:13
  14. “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” ~ Matthew 6:33
  15. “Then he said to me, ‘do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words.” ~ Daniel 10:12
  16. “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” ~ 1 Peter 2:9
  17. “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” ~ Romans 8:31

  18. “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” ~ Romans 8:28
  19. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” ~ 2 Timothy 4:7
  20. “And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the river, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” ~ Joshua 24:15
  21. “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shalt not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.” ~ Isaiah 43:2
  22. “The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but deliverance is of the LORD.” ~ Proverbs 21:31
  23. “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul, He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” ~ Psalm 23:1-3
  24. “Yea, 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.” ~ Psalm 23:4
  25. “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith.” ~ 1 John 5:4

  26. “I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name.” ~ Revelation 3:8
  27. “But Jesus looked at them and said to them, ‘With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” ~ Matthew 19:26
  28. “So they rose early in the morning and went out into the Wilderness of Tekoa; and as they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, ‘Hear me, O Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem: Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.” ~ 2 Chronicles 20:20
  29. “They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword, they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented – of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise, God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us.” ~ Hebrews 11:37-40
  30. “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” ~ Colossians 3:2
  31. “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever shall say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he shall have whatever he says.” ~ Mark 11:23
  32. “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.” ~ John 12:24

  33. “He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities. For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” ~ Psalm 103:10-12
  34. “Then David said to the Philistine, ‘You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.’” ~ 1 Samuel 17:45
  35. “But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.” ~ Acts 16:25-26
  36. “Then Samson called to the LORD, saying, ‘O Lord GOD, remember me, I pray! Strengthen me, I pray, just this once, O God, that I may with one blow take vengeance on the Philistines for my two eyes!’ And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars which supported the temple, and he braced himself against them, one on his right and the other on his left. Then Samson said, ‘Let me die with the Philistines!’  And he pushed with all his might, and the temple fell on the lords and all the people who were in it.  So the dead that he killed at his death were more than he had killed in his life.” ~ Judges 16:28-30
  37. “And God sent me before you to preserve a posterity for you in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance. So now it was not you that sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt.” ~ Genesis 45:7-8
  38. “Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, ‘Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” ~ Numbers 13:30

  39. “The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance.” ~ Psalm 16:6
  40. “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so will I go in to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!” ~ Esther 4:16
  41. “Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb?  Surely they may forget, yet will I not forget you.” ~ Isaiah 49:15
  42. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.” ~ Psalm 46:1-2
  43. “The Lord gave them rest all around, according to all that he had sworn to their fathers. And not a man of all their enemies stood against them; the Lord delivered all their enemies into their hand. Not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass.” ~ Joshua 21:44-45
  44. “So he answered and said to me: This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts.” ~ Zechariah 4:6
  45. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” ~ Jeremiah 1:5
  46. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” ~ Jeremiah 29:11

  47. “So Jesus said to them, Because of your unbelief, for assuredly I say to you, If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.” ~ Matthew 17:20
  48. “So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun; when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.” ~ Isaiah 59:19



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Sija Mafu is an Online Enthusiast, Personal Development Fan, Global Business owner and a Master in The Art of Living. Also as a devout Christian, his vision is to see young people take responsibility for their lives and create bright futures for themselves, their families and society at large.

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  1. Amen. Thanks for sharing

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