Often we feel that God is nowhere in our difficult times. We would reason that if He was there, He wouldn’t let the difficulty near us. Have you ever gone through a very difficult time and wondered where was God in that situation?
Psalms 139:7-12 I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there. If I go down to the grave, you are there.
Lord, if I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.
I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night. But even in darkness, I cannot hide from you.
These verses (Psalms 139:7-12) remind us that God is everywhere. There is not a place He won’t come to stand with you, to strengthen you and to rescue you. Difficult times give us the opportunity to fully trust God and His Word. These moments help us to grow and demonstrate the grace of God.
The world watches how you handle these situations. Even in these seemingly trying moments, SMILE! Because you have the assurance of God’s promises.
Today, if you are facing a difficult situation and you feel God is not there in it with you, meditate on His Word and be comforted that He is always there for and with His children.
Prayer For Overcoming Difficult Times And Situations
Almighty God, you are my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust. At this moment, I am faced with challenges that seem overwhelming. My heart may feel heavy, but I will not allow my spirit to be crushed because I know that You are with me. You are my Rock, my Shelter, my very present help in time of need.
As I go through these storms and difficult times, I am reminded of your promise in Jeremiah 29:11. You have plans for me, plans to prosper me and not to harm me, plans to give me a future and a hope. Even though the road ahead appears uncertain, I choose to trust in Your promises, for they are yes and amen.
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.
2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.
Strength In God
In the midst of these trials, Oh Lord, I call upon Your name for strength. When I am weak, You are strong. I know that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Thank You for Your grace that is sufficient for me.
Fill me, Oh Lord, with courage and determination to face these challenges head on, knowing that with You by my side, I can overcome anything that comes my way. Thank You for being my strength and my shield.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
Peace In The Storm
Lord, even as the storm rages, I pray for Your peace to fill my heart. Let the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus. Even in the midst of difficulties, I choose to rest in Your peace, confident that You are in control.
May Your peace still my restless thoughts and quiet my anxious heart. Thank You for the assurance that You have overcome the world, and in You, I have peace.
John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Hope In The Lord
In these trying times, I put my hope in You, Lord. I will wait on You and renew my strength. I know that You work all things together for the good of those who love You. Even in the darkest night, the light of Your love shines through.
Help me to remain hopeful, trusting in Your perfect timing and in Your perfect will. Thank You for the hope that does not disappoint because Your love has been poured out in my heart.
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.
Romans 5:5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
Victory In Christ
I declare that I am more than a conqueror through Christ who loves me. In the name of Jesus, I overcome every trial, every difficulty, and every situation that comes my way. The victory is mine because You, O Lord, fight for me.
As I stand on Your promises, I thank You in advance for the victory. I declare that no weapon formed against me shall prosper and every tongue that rises against me in judgment, I condemn. This is my heritage as a servant of the Lord, and my righteousness is from You, Lord. I thank You for the victory!
Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
Dealing With Difficult Situations
Lord, you have taken me through many trying situations and I know that you will take me triumphantly through this one. Grant me the Godly wisdom to know how to deal with this situation and with the difficult people involved.
Give me the words to write and say. Bless me with the timing to know when to speak and when to just listen. Thank you, Abba Father, my Lord and my God. In Jesus’ wonderful and powerful name, Amen!
1 Peter 5:10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
Psalm 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.