Couples in hard times often find solace, strength, and encouragement in the Bible verses. The scriptures are a reservoir of hope, providing eternal wisdom and guidance for those navigating the tumultuous waters of life. In relationships, challenges can arise in various forms – financial struggles, health crises, misunderstandings, or external pressures. But as believers, we are never alone. God’s word stands as a beacon, illuminating our path even in the darkest hours.
These Bible verses, in particular, serve as reminders of God’s unwavering love and His divine plan. They can be the balm that soothes wounded hearts and the anchor that keeps relationships steadfast amid storms. Below are 20 Bible verses that every couple can turn to in trying times.
- Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
- 1 Corinthians 13:7
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
- Philippians 4:13
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
- Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
- Matthew 19:26
With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
- Psalm 34:18
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
- Isaiah 41:10
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.
- 1 Peter 4:12-13
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.
- 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
- Psalm 147:3
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
- Ecclesiastes 4:12
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
- 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.
- 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.
- James 1:2-4
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
- Psalm 46:1
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
- Romans 12:12
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
- 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.
- Nahum 1:7
The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him.
- Psalm 112:7
They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
- Colossians 3:14
Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.
May these verses serve as a testament to God’s eternal love and His ever-present hand guiding us through every storm. Whether read aloud together or reflected upon in quiet moments, let them strengthen the bond between couples and with the Almighty.