How to trust Jesus during the 7 difficult seasons of life

How to trust Jesus during the 7 difficult seasons of life

’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise,
And to know, “Thus saith the Lord!”
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er;
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
Oh, for grace to trust Him more!

I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.”

As I sang this hymn, I asked myself this question, “do you trust this Jesus, and take Him at His Word?”, “Has He come through for you?”

These beautiful lyrics were penned by a missionary named Louisa M.R. Stead. She came to US and dedicated her life to serve the Lord at a very young age. Her husband died of drowning while trying to rescue a young boy in the river right in front of her eyes.

As a young widow left to provide for herself and her 4-year-old daughter, she struggled and faced utter poverty.

She penned this beautiful hymn in 1882 , “It’s so sweet to trust in Jesus”.  The Lord never left her side, even when she moved to Africa along with her daughter as a missionary.

Dear friend,

–do you trust this Jesus to carry you through in your darkest hours?

–Do you believe that He can set you free from all bondages, addictions, and heal your illnesses?

I strongly believe He can, if you put your trust in Him today. 

Trusting God brings confidence and repels fear from our lives. Trust means resting upon God’s promises as we wait for our prayers to be answered.

When we trust Jesus we allow Him to have the final say  in our lives, knowing fully well that He will never abandon us.

Ecclesiastes 3 talks about the seasons we will experience in this world. It is so easy to trust  Jesus when things are all bright and beautiful.

But can we trust God even in our darkest hour?

 

I pray these 21 verses will uplift, strengthen, and help you during the difficult season to withstand against the battle of mistrust:

1.Period of emptiness/barrenness :

For the sake of Christ,then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Cori 12:10 

He maketh the barren woman to keep house, [and to be] a joyful mother of children. Psalm 113:9 

Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life. Genesis 18:14

2.Season of mourning/heartache:

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.” Revelations 21:4 

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3-4 

The righteous will be remembered forever, He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD. Ps 112:6,7 

3.Season of fear

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you Psalm 56:3 

Commit your works to the LORD And your plans will be established Proverbs 16:3

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. John 14:27 

4.Season of brokenness/ illness:

In the day of prosperity be happy, But in the day of adversity consider– God has made the one as well as the other So that man will not discover anything that will be after him. Ecc 7:14

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand. Proverbs 19:21

Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6;26

Can you trust God to deliver you today?

5.Season of loneliness / anxiety  

Cast all your anxiety on Him, for He cares for you. 1Peter 5:7

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Romans 15:13

6.Season of temptation/ addiction

No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it. 1 Cor 10:13 

For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15

For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted. Hebrews 2:18,NASB

7.Season of weariness/stress (Marriage, raising children, work, ministry)

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls Matt 11:29

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Gal 6:9

Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done Rev 22:12,NASB

 

Reflection : 

These seasons do not last long, for joy will certainly come in the morning.

 

Today the Lord Jesus is asking us this question, “Do you trust me in your season today?” 

–Which season are you in right now?

Which of these verses spoke to you?

 Until next time.

Diana

 

About Diana

I am a daughter, sister, wife, and mom to my triplets. Each of these God given roles have shaped me to be the woman I am today. My blog is about how I have found God to be alive in me through the lessons I keep on learning each day. Through the storms and songs in the darkest hour I saw God standing with me.
Christianity is not a religion to me but a personal relationship I have with my Creator who so freely gave His life for me .
Dear Friend, I pray that you too will know this Savior who died not only for your SINS but also for all your SORROWS on the Cross. May you be found in HIM.

Philippians 3:14 (KJV) I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

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  1. Sometimes I forget how incredible Jesus is. Like, He literally listens all the time and I didn’t even know there were so many helpful verses and reminders for each season. Thank you for sharing Diana. This is great!

    Love,
    Dianne

    1. Hey Heather, thank you for stopping by. Isn’t it amazing to know that our bad seasons will surely come to an end? We do not want to miss the upsides ever

  2. Wonderful scriptures. Thank you for compiling them. He is there for me, you, all of us, no matter the season. And I love your reminder at the end … these seasons do not last.

  3. God’s word provides so much healing, Diana, so I’m grateful that you have given us these verses and promises to remember and apply to our hurts, fears and wounds in our current situations. It’s hard to be as faith-filled as Louisa, but her story really encourages me. It reminds me that God is able to overcome the biggest of deficits and hurdles in my life. Tis so sweet …

  4. Thank you for providing these verses! I want to say I would trust God throughout any and all situations. I have yet to be tested with anything as terrible as the death of a husband, but I pray I will remain in love with Jesus and will follow Him all my days no matter what!

    1. I am so glad to hear your encouraging and steadfast comment on trusting God no matter what the season. May the Lord continue to help you to remain in a Him and follow Him

  5. Such a beautiful post Diana from someone who absolutely loves this song. It epitomizes my faith journey. Trusting Jesus, no matter what. My circumstances may not always be rosey but He has never failed me as I have put my complete trust in His will for my life. Thank you for sharing your insights.
    Sam xx

    1. Hey Sam , I am so glad you visited me and read this post. Isn’t it amazing how we both picked the same song ? No matter what – We will trust in Jesus

  6. Amazing verses collected for perfect situations….recently we as a family experienced the best miracle in our life. It was the time of really putting our trust only in Jesus..and He didn’t put us down…thank you Diana

  7. You must have thoroughly enjoyed pondering each of these Scriptural reminders that God is faithful throughout all our seasons. Having just come through a season of loss with my family in 2017, I can attest to His loving care and strengthening power.

  8. Great verses that bring real hope. Thanks for sharing on the #LMMLinkuo. This post creates a valuable resource for my readers. I selected it as my favorite for the past week,

  9. What a beautiful set of verses to turn to for every season. I am pinning these because so many of them pertain to me at different points in time. I love that God has a promise for difficult times. #Salt&Light

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