01 Dec 33 Inspirational Bible Verses For People In A Rough Patch
Going through a rough patch?
Most of us have, and it’s quite okay to be mad at God when this happens. Sometimes we fail to vent our feelings at God because we are scared of what He will think.
The truth is though, He already knows how you feel, even if you don’t voice it.
God’s Generals Went Through A Rough Patch
All of God’s Generals went trough a rough patch. Take David for example.
David in the Bible went through plenty of rough patches.
Imagine being promised the throne and then the King of the day amasses his strongest resources and sets off on a manhunt with your death the only victory?
Yet David kept his eyes on the promise and that enabled him endure the rough patches until the end.
It’s not that he appreciated them though. He was an expert of letting rip at God when he was going through these seasons, especially when his enemies tore into him for no reason.
In Saul’s case, David understood his intention perfectly. He was like, “This guy wants to kill me because his throne has been promised to me. I get that.”
Yet he had other enemies who hated his guts for no reason whatsoever. He would let loose at God for allowing his enemies to walk all over him. He couldn’t understand it.
In the process, he developed some bloodcurdling prayers for his enemies, a clear opinion of what he really felt about them, yet in the midst of that seemingly bloodcurdling prayer, he would release the reigns over to God and ask for His intervention.
(Some of the 33 inspirational bible verses you find here are those heart-felt cries to God penned in Psalms, when David was between a rock and a hard place.)
Jeremiah’s Rough Patch
Jeremiah is probably one of the best examples of a man who went through a not-so-nice rough patch.
In the midst of captivity in Babylon, scorned by his own people and with than his fair share of enemies crafting murder plots against him, he still kept his eyes on his vision.
Paul’s Totally Crazy Long Rough Patch
Paul is an extreme example.
When he underwent his Damascus experience, Jesus told Ananias that He would show Paul how much he was to suffer for his sake.
Now, some modern day Christians have taken this too far to symbolize that they too must suffer for Christ in their own life. So they deny themselves modern day amenities to identify with Christ. Yet this was an instruction specifically for Paul, not the modern day Church.
(But this is a discussion for another day!)
Paul was shipwrecked, flogged, hauled to Jail, accused of not being a Roman citizen, whipped victimized and grossly misunderstood.
Why am I saying all this?
It’s simply to confirm yes you will go through rough patches, in the heat of the moment, you will lose friends, gain more enemies, question God and be grossly misunderstood. Look at Job.
A rough patch is not an indication you have lost your salvation, nor is it an indication you’re being condemned by God.
It’s simply a rough patch.
It’s Okay To Go Through A Rough Patch
So it’s okay to feel like God is not there, as long as you don’t allow that festering thought to become more than that, because even in the midst of the darkest challenges life throws at you, God is still there.
If your business collapsed last year, or all hell broke loose in the office, or you broke up with someone you thought you were going to spend the rest of your life with, know for sure that God never stopped caring for you.
His eyes never left you even for a second.
That said, it raises the question, “So, what do we do?”
Give Yourself Time
In cases like this, it’s alright to stew, but also to allow yourself time to cool off.
Many people have said, time is the best healer. It is.
Time enables you to form a different opinion regarding the gravity of what happened to you.
Time enables you to forget.
Time… filters the chaff from your life.
Time allows you to mature. Time allows you to calm your thoughts, and think of the bigger picture.
Time also allows you to just be still.
In the Still Quiet Place
And it’s in that still quiet place where I’ve found that God gets my attention through some amazing thoughts.
David said it aptly;
Deep calls unto Deep, at the sound of your waterfalls…”
In that quiet place, I find myself falling back in love with God all over again.
Suddenly, I know, “Yeah, everything is going to be okay.”
So if you ever have a day like that, let these 33 inspirational bible verses encourage your soul, as they did mine.
33 Inspirational Bible Verses For People In A Rough Patch
‘The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.’ Psalms 18:2
‘For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.’ Psalms 31:3
‘But his bow remained firm, And his arms were agile, From the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob (From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel)’ Genesis 49:24
‘And they remembered that God was their rock, And the Most High God their Redeemer.’ Psalms 78:35
“For who is God, besides the LORD? And who is a rock, besides our God? 2 Samuel 22:32
‘Do not tremble and do not be afraid; Have I not long since announced it to you and declared it? And you are My witnesses Is there any God besides Me, Or is there any other Rock? I know of none.'” Isaiah 44:8
“Indeed their rock is not like our Rock, Even our enemies themselves judge this. Deuteronomy 32:31
“And He will say, ‘Where are their gods, The rock in which they sought refuge? Deuteronomy 32:37
Blessed be the LORD, my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle; Psalm 144:1
“The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He. Deuteronomy 32:4
‘To declare that the LORD is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him’ Psalm 92:15
‘On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.’ Psalm 62:7
‘To You, O LORD, I call; My rock, do not be deaf to me, For if You are silent to me, I will become like those who go down to the pit.’ Psalm 28:1
‘In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed; In Your righteousness deliver me. Incline Your ear to me, rescue me quickly; Be to me a rock of strength, A stronghold to save me. For You are my rock and my fortress; For Your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me.’ Psalm 31:1-3
‘From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.’ Psalm 61:2
‘Be to me a rock of habitation to which I may continually come; You have given commandment to save me, For You are my rock and my fortress.’ Psalm 71:3
“Trust in the LORD forever, For in GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock. Isaiah 26:4
‘But the LORD has been my stronghold, And my God the rock of my refuge’. Psalm 94:22
The LORD is their strength, And He is a saving defense to His anointed.’Psalm 28:8
”The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.’ Psalm 46:7
God, in her palaces, Has made Himself known as a stronghold. Psalm 48:3
‘Because of his strength I will watch for You, For God is my stronghold.’ Psalm 59:9
‘I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!” Psalm 91:2
‘My lovingkindness and my fortress, My stronghold and my deliverer, My shield and He in whom I take refuge, Who subdues my people under me.’ Psalm 144:2
‘O LORD, my strength and my stronghold, And my refuge in the day of distress, To You the nations will come From the ends of the earth and say, “Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood, Futility and things of no profit.” Jeremiah 16:19
‘My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; My savior, You save me from violence.’ 2 Samuel 22:3
‘The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.’ Psalm 18:2
‘The LORD also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble’ Psalm 9:9
The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread? Psalm 27:1
‘But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in time of trouble.’ Psalm 37:39
‘For You are the God of my strength; why have You rejected me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?’ Psalm 43:2
“Behold, the man who would not make God his refuge, But trusted in the abundance of his riches And was strong in his evil desire.” Psalm 52:7
‘The LORD roars from Zion And utters His voice from Jerusalem, And the heavens and the earth tremble But the LORD is a refuge for His people And a stronghold to the sons of Israel.’ Joel 3:16
These are the 33 of the most inspirational Bible verses that have calmed my mind and assured me that God is not done with me I hope they will have the same impact on your life as they do in mine.
Use them in your quiet time, in your devotions and let the peace that transcends all understanding guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
One of the things you will realize is that God always had his eye on you, even when the world turned its back on you.
And even when you were so upset with Him, He never stopped loving you, caring for you, thinking about you and wishing you would spend time with Him.
So, you may not want to stretch out your hand to Him right now, but don’t pull back your hand when He stretches out His.
What thoughts have taken you through a rough patch? Share your comments below!