How do you make it through hard times? The loss of a spouse? Illness? As I comforted a friend who had lost her father, I thought back on what helped me when I faced the same circumstances. No matter what storm you face, God will see you through. He is faithful.

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“I don’t know how I’m going to make it without him,” she cried.

I knew the anguish my friend relayed after losing her father. I remember saying those same words after first losing my father, and then again after losing my mother. I thought my whole world would come to an end.

I listened as she cried softly on the phone and then one by one shared memories of her father, often interspersed with the same sentiment: “I don’t know how I’m going to make it without him…”

I waited, just listening, not saying a word until she asked, “What am I going to do? How am I going to make it without him?”

“He loved you very much. You’ll miss him, and it’ll be hard. But you will make it because God will help you—one moment at a time.”

“You’re right. I knew that’s what you’d say. I do know how I’ll make it.”

God will see you through the storm.

As she lapsed back into stories of times with her father, and more tears from her grief, I thought back on times of God’s faithfulness in my own life.

He has seen me through some very dark days after losing my father to a fatal heart attack, losing my mother to lung cancer, the loss of our baby to miscarriage, caring for my husband through multiple bouts of cancer, the loss of my husband’s mother to Alzheimer’s dementia, personal illness, and so much more.

God provides enough grace for each day.

Each time we faced trials, God was always faithful. He provided enough grace for the day.

“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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me” (2 Corinthians 12:9).

God showed me multiple times that He saw me. He knew right where I was. And, God sees you, too.

God is faithful to provide the strength we need.

He has always supplied enough of what I needed, when I needed it. Not a minute too soon, and never a minute late. We serve an on-time God.

I remember spending long days and nights at the hospital when my husband was in ICU being treated for cancer. Those were days when I remember praying for strength to get through not the day, but the next five minutes, and then the next. And He was faithful to provide the strength we needed.

Fos promises, “But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31).

For more Bible Verses when you need strength, visit: 10 Scriptures When You Need Strength.

God provides the help we need.

When we face difficulties, it’s important to remember that our words have power:

“The tongue has the power of life and death” (Proverbs 18:21).

So while it might be tempting to say, “I don’t know how I’m going to make it…” the truth is, “I will make it with God’s help because God promises, For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength”” (Philippians 4:13).

It’s also helpful to speak scriptures and declarations out loud because faith comes by hearing. When you’re facing difficult circumstances, say this out loud: God will see me through.

You have to trust Him in the storm.

 

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When you’re facing hard times, what scriptures do you lean on to remind yourself that God will see you through the storm? Please share them in the comments.

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