God’s Promises in the Hard Times

“Answer me quickly, O Lord! My spirit fails! Hide not Your face from me, lest I be like those who go down to the pit. Let me hear in the morning of Your steadfast love, for in You I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for You I lift up my soul.”
– Psalm 143:7-8

I. am. weary. I do my best to stay positive, but I am just tired of all of the hard. Each morning I wake up and for a brief moment, it all feels normal. Then I rub my head, feel my missing hair and suddenly, reality smacks me in the face. Life is not normal. It is filled with cancer, moments of fear, tons of appointments, and tests (both physical and spiritual). I just want to wake up from my life that feels like a nightmare so many days.
In those hard moments, I have to dig deep. I have to remind myself of all God’s promises and focus on His character. Some of God’s promises are:
  1. He will never leave me nor forsake me (Deuteronomy 31:8)
  2. He keeps His promises (Hebrews 10:23)
  3. I am deeply loved and cherished by God (Jeremiah 31:3; Lamentations 3:22-23)
  4. I have salvation and the hope of heaven through Jesus (Colossians 1:5; Romans 10:9-10)
  5. He promises spiritual rest, peace of mind (Matthew 11:28)
  6. My salvation is secure (John 10:28)
  7. He has a plan and a purpose for my life (Jeremiah 29:11)
His character: sovereign, kind, merciful, gracious, all-powerful, all-knowing, loving, nothing is too difficult for Him, etc.

God continues to remind me that I am not walking this journey alone. In fact, the other day I asked Him to carry me because I was just too weary to walk alone. I was just adjusting my focus from trying to do it on my own, to crying out to Him for help. I have witnessed countless times God’s faithfulness in my life. I heard the song “Never Walk Alone” by Hope Darst again today and it expressed my feelings so well.

For those of you who love and serve Jesus, make sure you are in God’s Word and know who He is. During the hard times in life, this will be your anchor. For those of you seeking, only Jesus can fill that void in your life. He is the only one who can give you hope and peace in this life.

Rebecca Harder is an Inheritance of Hope family member. She originally shared these encouraging words on her blog in February 2024.