10 Bible Verses About Having Strength in Tragic Times

There is heartfelt cry in the Bible, which is written thousands of years ago by King David. It is also very telling of the experiences rescued or soon to be rescued from the jaws of some kind of tragedy.

God does hear the cries of those who suffer in the aftermath of this terrible attack recently happened in Paris. The Lord God is close to the brokenhearted, to those crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18). He is our refuge in times of trouble (Psalm 59:16).

When our hearts are troubled, we must seek the Lord. When we give our anxious hearts to God instead of remaining paralyzed by our fearful thoughts, we gain His peace.

Where Do We Find Strength? In the Lord our God!

#1 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.

#2 Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.

#3 Psalms 91:1,2 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

#4 Proverbs 3:5,6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Romans 8:38,39 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

#5 2 Samuel 22:5-7 "The waves of death surrounded me; the floods of destruction swept over me. 6 The grave[a] wrapped its ropes around me; death itself stared me in the face. 7 But in my distress I cried out to the LORD; yes, I called to my God for help. He heard me from his sanctuary; my cry reached his ears.

#6 Job 36:15 But those who suffer he delivers in their suffering; he speaks to them in their affliction.

And Remember, We Have a Promise of Peace and Rest

#7 Psalms 85:8 Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints

#8 Isaiah 26:3,4 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.

Hard Times May Come, But He’s There With Us Through Them All

#9 Philippians 4: 12-13 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation . . . . I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

#10 2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.