in times of trouble and trials

Come, behold the works of the Lord.

“Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.” (Psalm 91:14-15)

It should not surprise us when adversity falls our way. So many times it is told to us in the Bible that we need not be afraid, that no evil will befall us, or that He will be with us in trouble. This here, it means that there will be days when we are afraid. There will be days when it feels like evil has overtaken us or like we have been caught in a trap of the enemy. There will be nights that terror takes over, when the darkness truly seems dark and scary.

What a wonderful thing it is that we have His Word to lean upon! We can be comforted by His promises, and encounter our fears, hurts, and failures with His Truth. When we turn to Him with our whole hearts and give Him all — our hearts, souls, dreams, fears, mistakes. He will answer our call. He will be with us in our trouble and trials, He will be walking with us through the darkness and the storms. He will deliver us from our captivity and fears, from our past and our present trouble — but it will be done in His timing, whether here on earth or in heaven.

“You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.” (Psalm 32:7)

God does not promise that He will prevent all trouble, or that He will deliver us right away. What He does tell us, is that He is with us in times of trouble and trials. He is our refuge; He is our hiding place where we are safe. Even in the midst of trials and suffering we can find joy and blessings in what God is doing in us, in what He has already done for us.

So hold on to His promises. Call upon Him and He will answer. The Lord is with you in your trouble; He is with you wherever you are. Wait on the Lord, take courage in Him. Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face. He will strengthen your heart.

“Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord!” (Psalm 27:14)

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  • Blooming in His Garden

    It's the hardships we face that help us grow more in His likeness, drawing us closer to Him. I can see where He has taken my trial and used it for my good in the end. Thank you for sharing.

    • Ronja

      What a blessing it is that whatever we face in life, God can use it for our good if we give it to Him! Thank you for your visit!

  • Blooming in His Garden

    It's the hardships we face that help us grow more in His likeness, drawing us closer to Him. I can see where He has taken my trial and used it for my good in the end. Thank you for sharing.

    • Ronja

      What a blessing it is that whatever we face in life, God can use it for our good if we give it to Him! Thank you for your visit!

  • Tania Vaughan

    Trusting in his timing - such an encouraging post - thank you :)

    • Ronja

      His plans and timing are always so much better than ours! I'm glad you could find encouragement here today, Tania!

  • Tania Vaughan

    Trusting in his timing - such an encouraging post - thank you :)

    • Ronja

      His plans and timing are always so much better than ours! I'm glad you could find encouragement here today, Tania!

  • Janet

    I love the 'you are my hiding place' quote - (Of course, I hear music when I read it...) He is, thought, God doesn't promise to keep hardship from us, he promises to be there when we encounter it - He is our haven, our strength, our protector, our peace and our joy. Thank you for the reminder!

    • Ronja

      I love all the promises found in the Psalms (and the entire Bible, for that matter) - that God will be our strength and shield, our refuge and hiding place, to name a few. Whatever our needs, He is the answer!

  • Janet

    I love the 'you are my hiding place' quote - (Of course, I hear music when I read it...) He is, thought, God doesn't promise to keep hardship from us, he promises to be there when we encounter it - He is our haven, our strength, our protector, our peace and our joy. Thank you for the reminder!

    • Ronja

      I love all the promises found in the Psalms (and the entire Bible, for that matter) - that God will be our strength and shield, our refuge and hiding place, to name a few. Whatever our needs, He is the answer!

  • dukeslee

    Hanging on to words like these: "He is our refuge." Thank you for this. And thank you, God, for holding us. Even when troubles assail us, You will not fail us.

    • Ronja

      Praise God for His goodness, that He will strengthen us and help us, that He will be with us in times of trouble! He truly is so gracious and merciful. Thank you for stopping by, Jennifer!

  • dukeslee

    Hanging on to words like these: "He is our refuge." Thank you for this. And thank you, God, for holding us. Even when troubles assail us, You will not fail us.

    • Ronja

      Praise God for His goodness, that He will strengthen us and help us, that He will be with us in times of trouble! He truly is so gracious and merciful. Thank you for stopping by, Jennifer!

  • Debbie @ Bible Fun For Kids

    Love the thoughts you posted. Things will happen according to God's plan. I like Psalm 46:10: Be still and know that I am God.

    • Ronja

      Thank you so much, Debbie!

  • Debbie @ Bible Fun For Kids

    Love the thoughts you posted. Things will happen according to God's plan. I like Psalm 46:10: Be still and know that I am God.

    • Ronja

      Thank you so much, Debbie!

  • Kelly Michelle @ The Beauty of Resilience

    Holding onto His promises and waiting on Him. Thanks for the beautiful post!

    • Ronja

      Thank you for your visit and kind words, Kelly Michelle!

  • Kelly Michelle @ The Beauty of Resilience

    Holding onto His promises and waiting on Him. Thanks for the beautiful post!

    • Ronja

      Thank you for your visit and kind words, Kelly Michelle!

  • sarahgirl3

    Wait on The Lord. That sometimes seems harder than doing. I am so thankful for a God who sees me and cares for me!

    • Ronja

      Oh yes, thanking God for His mercies that are new every morning and for His grace that is sufficient for us! What an amazing God we serve!

  • sarahgirl3

    Wait on The Lord. That sometimes seems harder than doing. I am so thankful for a God who sees me and cares for me!

    • Ronja

      Oh yes, thanking God for His mercies that are new every morning and for His grace that is sufficient for us! What an amazing God we serve!

  • joanneviola

    I wrote this morning on my hiding place. I so love when God confirms His Word! Have a blessed Sunday.

    • Ronja

      Yes, I love those times when God is speaking to me and I keep coming across the same message elsewhere! I'm so glad you stopped by, Joanne! Blessings!

  • joanneviola

    I wrote this morning on my hiding place. I so love when God confirms His Word! Have a blessed Sunday.

    • Ronja

      Yes, I love those times when God is speaking to me and I keep coming across the same message elsewhere! I'm so glad you stopped by, Joanne! Blessings!

  • Susannah

    Amen - God is so good! It's a blessing to know that He is with us, no matter what!

    • Susannah

      PS. Thanks for linking up with the Faith and Fellowship Blog Hop! :-)

    • Ronja

      I know, right! Praise God for His mercy and grace! :) Thank you for stopping by here, Susannah!

  • Susannah

    Amen - God is so good! It's a blessing to know that He is with us, no matter what!

    • Susannah

      PS. Thanks for linking up with the Faith and Fellowship Blog Hop! :-)

    • Ronja

      I know, right! Praise God for His mercy and grace! :) Thank you for stopping by here, Susannah!

  • Judith Kowles

    Beautiful post!!

    • Ronja

      Thank you so much, Judith!

  • Judith Kowles

    Beautiful post!!

    • Ronja

      Thank you so much, Judith!