Even though we encounter seasons of cold and darkness like winter in our lives where we deal with struggles, trials, loss, challenge, hurt, pain, heartache, betrayal, loss of faith, backsliding, and so many other uncomfortable circumstances — we can trust that the rose will reveal itself beautiful and fragrant on the spring. Our hope, our faith, is so much more about what lies ahead rather than what lies in our hand today.
James 1:12 ESV
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
1 Peter 5:10 ESV
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
Romans 12:12 ESV
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
John 16:33 ESV
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.”
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
James 1:2 ESV
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,
Romans 5:3 ESV
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
Exodus 14:14 ESV
The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV
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.
1 Peter 4:12 ESV
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.
Romans 8:18 ESV
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Romans 8:28 ESV
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Philippians 4:13 ESV
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Psalm 23:4 ESV
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.
Hebrews 10:35 ESV
Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.
Psalm 34:17-18 ESV
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.