For as long as there have been people, hard times have been present in our lives. Whether it’s a global pandemic, a financial crisis, or simply feeling down and out, we all face hard times from time to time. One place many of us turn to in our darkest hours is the Bible. So what does the Bible say about hard times?
The Bible tells us that hard times are a test of our faith. In 1 Peter 1:7, we are told that “these trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.” This verse reminds us that our faith can be strengthened even during difficult times.
The Bible also says that we can overcome hard times by trusting in God. If we look for guidance from God, He will lead us through our struggles and provide strength and wisdom during tough moments.
Finally, the Bible gives us hope in dark times by reminding us that no matter how bad things may seem right now, they won’t stay this way forever. Even when things seem hopeless right now, God has something better planned for our future if we just trust in Him.