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Billy HallowellSep 15, 2020 12:00:00 AM4 min read

Bible Verses About Trauma — Healing Scriptures for Perseverance

It's certainly not a stretch to proclaim that 2020 has been a profoundly difficult and challenging year, with the coronavirus pandemic creating a plethora of societal, cultural, political and personal problems for many.


But no matter what has unfolded this year, we can always find faith in the face of adversity. As we explore God's word, we encounter a plethora of Bible verses about faith in hard times as well as Bible verses about perseverance — scriptural truths with the power to help us place our faith in the Lord.

So, let's explore some Bible verses about strength during hard times.

Faith in the Face of Adversity: Bible Verses About Perseverance

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Here are 20 Bible verses about perseverance:  

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” - Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)

"Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong." - 1 Corinthians 16:13 (NIV)

"Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name." - Psalm 86:11 (NIV)

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"Because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance." - James 1:3 (NIV)

"For no word from God will ever fail." - Luke 1:37 (NIV)

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." - Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

"If you do this and God so commands, you will be able to stand the strain, and all these people will go home satisfied.” - Exodus 18:23 (NIV)

"Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him." - James 1:12 (NIV)

"Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you." - Isaiah 46:4 (NIV)

"I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears." - Psalm 44:4 (NIV)

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28 (NIV)

"We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair." - 2 Corinthians 4:8 (NIV)

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze." - Isaiah 43:2 (NIV)



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"I can do all this through him who gives me strength." - Philippians 4:13 (NIV)

"Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." - Psalm 23:4 (NIV)

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." - Romans 12:12 (NIV)

"I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 3:14 (NIV)

"I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken." - Psalm 16:8 (NIV)

"Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this." - Psalm 37:5 (NIV)

"May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones." - 1 Thessalonians 3:13 (NIV)

These verses only scratch the surface of Bible verses about perseverance, as the Bible is filled with many more Bible verses about faith in hard times — scriptures that will help sustain and transform your life.

This concludes our list of Bible verses about perseverance and Bible verses about faith in hard times. We hope these scriptures help bring you peace and faith in the face of adversity. You can find more Bible verses about strength during hard times here, and considering downloading our free Bible verse devotional (below).


Billy Hallowell

Billy Hallowell has been working in journalism and media for more than a decade. His writings have appeared in Deseret News, TheBlaze, Human Events, Mediaite and on, among other outlets. Hallowell has a B.A. in journalism and broadcasting from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York and an M.S. in social research from Hunter College in Manhattan, New York.