18 Scripture Verses to Share During Times of Crisis
1) Deuteronomy 7:9 — Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.
This scripture passage reminds us of God’s faithfulness. We can weather the storms of this life if we remember to make God our foundation.
2) Psalm 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.
This Psalm is one of the most famous and well-known passages in all of scripture. Its power to comfort is still potent, as the word “comfort” is even present in the passage.
3) Philippians 4:6-7 – 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 minds in Christ Jesus.
This particular portion of Paul’s letter to the Philippians speaks to the common problem of anxiety that we all face on a daily basis. When we leave everything to God, we become empowered and able to be at peace.
4) Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
It is important to understand that God wants what is best for us. He wants us to be joyful, not miserable. If we remember that during times of crisis, we can imagine a joy-filled future.
5) John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid.
Jesus is sometimes referred to as the “Prince of Peace”. Here, Jesus offers the disciples (and us) a glimpse into His power. When Jesus says, “do not be afraid,” He reminds us that in and through Him, there is nothing to fear.
6) 2 Timothy 1:7 – For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
God doesn’t intend for us to be afraid. Fear is a result of what happens in the world around us. God is our comforter and source of power, love, and strength.
7) Lamentations 3:21-23 – But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
God is the alpha and the omega — the beginning and the end. We glean comfort from knowing that He has seen every generation through many trials and tribulations.
8) 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.
Behind the scenes, God really does want reconciliation, peace, and love within the entirety of His creation. It is our duty to spread that peace, reconciliation, and love, no matter the cost or opposition we face.
9) Matthew 11:28 – Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.
Jesus’ reassuring promise to provide rest when we are weary is exactly what we need in times of hardship.
10) 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.
Sometimes, when we suffer, we neglect to recognize that our suffering produces fruit. By having our faith tested, we ultimately grow stronger in it.
11) Proverbs 30:5 – Every word of God is pure: He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him.
The next time you are feeling low and facing a crisis, think of God as your protective shield, delivering you from your enemies, wherever they may be.
12) Psalm 118:8 – It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.
Human beings are imperfect creatures, all of us. This nugget of wisdom from the Psalms reminds us of that.
13) 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 – We are hard pressed on every side; but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
No matter how insurmountable your troubles might seem, you will never be destroyed because the power of Christ is with you.
14) John 16:33 – I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
It is easy to forget that Jesus is a peaceful conqueror. In overcoming death, Jesus has truly conquered and overcome the world. So too will we.
15) Isaiah 43:2 – When you pass through the waters, I will be with you. And when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
There are a variety of issues we face in this life, but through them all, the Lord our God is with us.
16) Joshua 1:9 – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
The command to be strong and courageous is not an easy one to follow with the strife we face in our lives, but the promise of God’s presence carries us through.
17) 2 Thessalonians 3:16 – Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
We are deserving of love and peace, and this scripture passage reminds us of that.
18) Nahum 1:7 – The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.
Always remember the Lord’s love and the Lord’s goodness. God genuinely loves and cares for each and every one of us. Amen!