God has given us everything we need for life and godliness (1 Peter 1:3) but sometimes it is difficult to bring to mind scripture when we are in the heat of a struggle. If you are a believer, these are just a few of the
promises that we can stand on when we encounter difficulty.
TEMPTATION: 1 CORINTHIANS 10:13
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.
ASSURANCE IN TRIAL: ROMANS 8:28
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called
according to his purpose.
GOD WITH YOU: PSALMS 23:4
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.
GOD IS CHANGING YOU: 2 CORINTHIANS 3:18
And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same
image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
GOD PROTECTS US FROM THE ENEMY: 2 CORINTHIANS 4:7-10
But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not
forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of
Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.
GOD’S GRACE IS ALWAYS SUFFICIENT: 2 CORINTHIANS 12:9-10
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I
will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake
of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I
am weak, then I am strong.
THE SHIELD OF FAITH WILL EXTINGUISH ALL THE FLAMING MISSILES OF THE EVIL ONE:
EPHESIANS 6:16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the
flaming darts of the evil one.
THE PEACE OF GOD CAN RULE THROUGH PRAYER: PHILIPPIANS 4:5B-7
The Lord is at hand; 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.
I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH HIM WHO STRENGTHENS ME: PHILIPPIANS 4:13
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
ETERNAL SECURITY IN CHRIST: 1 THESSALONIANS 5:23
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
WE CAN COME TO HIM AT ALL TIMES AND RECEIVE MERCY AND GRACE: HEBREWS 4:14-16
Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us
hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses,
but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence
draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
TRIAL IS BEING USED BY GOD TO REFINE US: JAMES 1:2-4
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete,
lacking in nothing.
PRAYER IS POWERFUL: JAMES 5:16
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer
of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
HOW TO HANDLE ANXIETY, WITH THE PROMISE GOD CARES: 1 PETER 5:6,7
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.