I remember when Covid 19 first hit in 2020; it was a challenging period for the world. On one of those days, my family had our usual morning devotion and my husband shared from the book of Psalms 46:1-5.
“1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.“
It was such a beautiful moment of sharing that day and the scripture blessed and encouraged me. I remember that I was so excited that I wrote an article about it on my blog.
That Psalm remains my go-to Psalm in times of challenge. It has a way of dissipating every fear and providing comfort. And that’s exactly what God’s word does. It provides hope, comfort, and encouragement.
Personally, when I go through any challenge, the first thing that I want to think about is a word from the scripture, which I can hold onto, during the season. God’s word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path.
If you’re seeking comfort, here are 25 Bible Verses from the Book of Psalms that you can rely on for comfort and strength in hard times.
Related: check out these 5 Verses from Psalms for Anxiety
Bible Verses for Comfort in Hard Times
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(All scriptures in New King James Version)
“But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, My glory and the One who lifts up my head. I cried to the Lord with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill. Selah.”Psalm 3:3-4
“I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, ‘O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” – Psalm 4:8
“But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name. Be joyful in You. For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.”Psalm 5:11-12
“The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.” – Psalm 9:9-10
“I have set the Lord always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope.For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”Psalm 16:8-11
“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies.” – Psalm 18:2-3
“For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; Nor has He hidden His face from Him; But when He cried to Him, He heard.”Psalm 22:24
“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
“Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!”PalM 27:14
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him.” – Psalm 28:7
“The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.”PSALM 29:11
“For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.” – Psalm 30:5
“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.”Psalm 34:17-18
“I sought the Lord, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears. They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces were not ashamed.” – Psalm 34:4-5
“I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps.”Psalm 40:1-2
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.” – Psalm 46:1-3
“Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.”Psalm 55:22
“Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, Whose heart is set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, They make it a spring; The rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; Each one appears before God in Zion.” – Psalm 84:5-7
“For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You. Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; And attend to the voice of my supplications. In the day of my trouble I will call upon You, For You will answer me.”PSALM 86:5-7
“In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.” – Psalm 94:19
“I called on the Lord in distress; The Lord answered me and set me in a broad place. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? The Lord is for me among those who help me; therefore I shall see my desire on those who hate me.”PSALM 118:5-7
“The LORD is my strength and song, and he has become my salvation. The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD does valiantly.” – Psalm 118:14-15
“My soul melts for heaviness: strengthen me according to your word.”PSALM 119:28
“This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life.” – Psalm 119:50
“I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore.”PSALM 121:1-8