Hope vanishes when we face pain and loss. We face grief at the death of a loved one or loss after a the end of a relationship, like a divorce. Unmet expectations create broken dreams and intangible losses. Losses impact mental health. Each of us has to navigate the hard places of life and make a choice on how we come through those experiences the shatter our lives.
By looking to the Lord, we gain hope in the dark places of life. Through Him we can emerge with hope on the other side of pain.
Rita Shulte she shared her struggle toward hope after her husband’s suicide. She encourages us to keep in mind that there is a bigger picture of the pain in our lives. Jesus intercedes for us as we go through the valleys of trials. As we come out on the other side of the struggle, God’s heart for us is to turn back and strengthen others in their struggle. The story isn’t finished for us; God can use the most painful experiences to minister his grace and comfort to help others.
8 verses to help you emerge with hope with a new perspective on the other side of struggle
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. 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. Isaiah 43:1b-2
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff,they comfort me. Psalm 23:4
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. Psalm 46:1-2
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:1-2
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. Revalation 21:4
God, the author of hope, can infuse hope into the darkest situation and give a new perspective.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
Whatever your struggle, I pray that these verses will bring hope and comfort to your weary heart.