20 Bible Verses for Life's Storms

When life’s storms become too much to handle,  rely on encouragement from these selected Bible verses. We all go through hard times; you’re not alone.

Deuteronomy 31:8 (ESV)
"It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed."Psalm 23:2-4 (ESV)

"He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even 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 32:7 (NLT)
"For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory."

Psalm 32-7

Psalm 40:1-3 (ESV)
"I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth,a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord."  Psalm 46:1-3 (ESV)
"God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!"

Psalm 55:22 (NIV)
"Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken."

Psalm 69:14-18
"Deliver me from sinking in the mire; let me be delivered from my enemies and from the deep waters. Let not the flood sweep over me, or the deep swallow me up, or the pit closes its mouth over me. Answer me, O Lord, for your steadfast love is good; according to your abundant mercy, turn to me. Hide not your face from your servant, for I am in distress; make haste to answer me. Draw near to my soul, redeem me; ransom me because of my enemies!"

Psalm 93:4 (ESV)
"Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the Lord on high is mighty!"

Psalm 93-4

Isaiah 12:2 (ESV)
“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”

Isaiah 40:31 (ESV)
"But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."

Isaiah 43:2 (NLT)
"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you."

Isaiah 58:11 (ESV)
"And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail."

Hosea 6:3 (NIV)
“Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.” 

Romans 15:13 (ESV)
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."

Romans 15-13

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV)
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,  who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God."

2 Timothy 4:17a (ESV)
"But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me."

1 Peter 5:6-7 (ESV)
"Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you,  casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you."

Philippians 4:6 (ESV)
"Do not be anxious about anything,  but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."

Habakkuk 3:19
"God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer's; he makes me tread on my high places."

Hebrews 6:19 (ESV)
"We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain."

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