Every day, we all encounter situations that try our patience. It can be particularly challenging to persevere with a positive outlook during difficult circumstances.

The Bible is a more reliable source to turn to when keeping calm isn’t enough to clear your head. The article has a lot to say about patience in hard times.

Bible Verses About Patience In Hard times

Why should Christians have patience through suffering? The truth is that this help to strengthen our faith in God.

Sometimes we experience so many difficulties that we want to give up. These Bible passages on patience in hard times will encourage you if you’ve lost patience with God.

Romans 12:12 – On having Patience in God’s promise

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Romans 12:12 (ESV)

Romans 12_12 

Lack of patience is one of the issues the world is facing, and this has pulled a lot of believers to do certain things against God’s will. As believers, we must exercise patience in whatever problem we face.

According to this passage, it is essential that we exercise patience in times of trouble and tribulation and not only wait on God; we need to involve ourselves in prayers expecting him for a miracle.

Galatians 6:9 – On being patient in Good works

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Galatians 6:9 (ESV)

Galatians 6_9 

This verse charges believers never to cease doing good to others, even amid troubles or difficulties. Believers need to grow beyond worrying over unnecessary things or stop doing good to people even if they repay us with evil.

This verse encourages us not to get tired of helping and assisting others in times of hardship. In this passage, we are meant to understand that there’s a reward for doing good to others.

Romans 8:25 – On being patient like Job

But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Romans 8:25(ESV)

Romans 8_25 

This talks about having faith in gods promises which we haven’t seen but have hope that his contract will come to manifestation.

This involves us exercising our patience with God and Hoping that what we do not see is patience, and as believers, this particular character should be seen in us.

Ephesians 4:2 – On blessing Christians with Patience

With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Ephesians 4:2 (ESV)

Ephesians 4_2 

love involves tolerance, endurance, and patience; love can also be seen as longsuffering. as believers, patience shouldn’t just be on waiting on God to fulfill his promises towards our life or waiting on God for an answered prayer.

Patients should also be seen in us in tolerance, tolerating others’ excesses, and waiting for their change.

Exodus 15:2 – Waiting for God’s time with patience and self-control

The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

Exodus 15:2 (ESV)

Exodus 15_2

Most times, men fail to wait on God because they’ve failed to understand God’s strength and how powerful he is to do all the impossible. Here we are called to wait on God in whatever trouble or situation we find ourselves in; these also involve us leaning on his ability rather than ours.

According to this passage, the writer has seen gods faithfulness and how God showed his strength in his circumstances, so he is not perplexed how anything except giving thanks.

Psalms 9:9-10 – On being patient for God’s blessing

The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

Psalms 9:9-10 (ESV)

Psalms 9_9-10

David was a man after gods heart, David from day one, he started working with God, and he exercised patience and trust in God; despite the challenges he faced, he still kept on trusting and believing in God.

The Lord is not a cold-blooded architect who rigged the universe and let it unravel. He is transcendent and conscious of His people’s worries. Consequently, people aware of His name put their faith in Him, and they can be sure that God is mindful of their suffering and is concerned about it.

 Psalms 34:10 – Patience as a vital tool for a Christian

The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.

Psalms 34:10 (ESV)

Psalms 34_10

As believers, we should know that God will always do all that we ask of him. This passage mentions that the young lion might lack. Still, those who call upon him will lack nothing good. We, believers, have the duty of always calling and depending on him for everything we need.

This verse does not necessarily imply that God will always grant our requests. Or even that our perceived needs would be satisfied. The definition of what we actually “need” is always viewed in light of God’s plan for our life.

Everyone who is a child of the Lord periodically experiences adversity, but He uses it for our benefit. According to the apostle Paul, eternity’s splendor is more significant than earthly afflictions.

Colossians 3:12 – Patience as a sign of the Holy Spirit

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,

Colossians 3:12(ESV)

Colossians 3_12

What differentiates believers from unbelievers is the faith and trust believers exercise in God; according to this passage, some attributes make one be called God’s chosen one.

And these attributes comprise holiness, a compassionate heart, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Via these, even in hard times, we should still exercise patience in being compassionate and kind to others.

Psalm 37:7 

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!

Psalm 37:7 (ESV)

Psalm 37_7 

Being still before the Lord involves putting all our trust in faith and God. In doing this, we must find a place to await God’s promise.

The children of Israel waited on God’s promise to be delivered from the hand of Egyptians, this took them many years, yet they kept on staying on the promises of God, and in the end, they saw God delivering them.

Another issue of life comes when we see people we claim we are better than prospering; we tend to get angry, asking questions on why they are growing more than us, who are hustling or better than them. This verse cleared our doubts and questions about that. All we have to do is to wait patiently.

Ecclesiastes 7:8

Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

Ecclesiastes 7:8(ESV)

Ecclesiastes 7_8

It’s vital to remember that what we experience as challenges and hardships today will always come to an end and never last forever since what matters in life is never about the beginning but always about the ending.

This verse encourages Christians to remain steadfast in their faith because God will always help them despite their difficulties.

Psalms 9:9-10 (KJV)

The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

Psalms 9:9-10 (KJV)

David is one of the men who have seen god manifestation over his life and family. David was a man who faced challenges that were supposed to take his life, yet he saw God working miracles in his life.

During the storm, David trusted God and stood still, waiting patiently for God to deliver him from those situations. As believers, we must develop and live a life waiting on God for his manifestation.

Romans 12:12

Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer.
Romans 12:12(KJV)

One of the issues the world faces is a lack of patience, which has prompted many Christians to behave in ways that are contrary to what God wants.

Whatever the difficulty may be, as believers, we must strive to maintain patience and be prayerful, believing in the promises of God.

Ephesians 4:2

With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love.
Ephesians 4:2(KJV)

Lowliness, meekness, longsuffering, and forbearing one another in love are characteristics that a believer must exhibit in all life endeavors.

This attribute will make a believer tolerate those who offend them.

Romans 8:25

But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
Romans 8:25(KJV)

In today’s world, it is tough for men to hope for what they have not seen, but as believers, we are only permitted hope in God’s promises.

We are not to depend on the security of any man, peradventure; if any man promises us something, we should pray to God, whose heart of the king is in his hands, about that promise.

Galatians 6:9

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Galatians 6:9(KJV)

This verse encourages Christians never to stop doing good for others, especially when facing challenges or problems.

Believers must develop beyond obsessive worry lest they stop helping others, even if they repay us our interest with wickedness.

Proverbs 16:32

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty;
and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
Proverbs 16:32(KJV)

Most angry men develop from a lack of patience in confirming sight talks; most people listen to gossip, which leads to one provocation. As believers, we should discipline ourselves to the position of not listening to sight talks; even if we hear people talk about us, it is in our position o show them our christ like lifestyle by ignoring and leaving everything to God’s hands.

Psalm 37:7

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him:
fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way,
because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
Psalm 37:7(KJV)

Christians are to look up to God and not to look to any man; they should realize that their help comes from God and not from any man.

In having this knowledge, whatever the men get from their evil deeds will not concern us believers; instead, we will exercise patience in waiting for His promises.


Always keep God’s word in mind no matter what you may be facing. It’s preferable to study these Bible verses and pray with them if you’re losing faith and patience rather than to complain.

You’ll be in the correct state of mind to deal with the challenges of the day if you meditate on these Bible verses before stepping out of the house in the morning.

Was this article helpful?

Write A Comment

Pin It