Suffering is part of a Christian’s experience; we live in a world that is full of trials and tribulations. However, no suffering should be considered a punishment. Every form of suffering is productive.
The Bible says that God works out all things for our good. Even though we may not be able to see any good reason behind our suffering, we can trust that God’s word will never fail.
God never lied when He said that everything that we go through is for our good. We only need to be patient as we wait for God to reveal the goodness to us, and let it manifest in our lives.
We need His comfort and strength so that we can continue holding on to His promises. God offers His comfort and strength to us through His word.
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Highlighted below are Psalms for strength and comfort that will help you glorify God in your suffering.
Psalms for Comfort and Strength
1. Psalms 46:1-3 (NIV)
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. Selah.
2. Psalms 91:11 (NIV)
For He will command His Angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
3. Psalms 121:1-2 (NIV)
I lift up my eyes to the hills–where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
4. Psalms 23:4 (NIV)
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.
5. Psalms 4:3 (NIV)
Know that the Lord has set apart the godly for Himself; the Lord will hear when I call to Him.
6. Psalms 5:11-12 (NIV)
But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. For surely, O LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.
7. Psalms 9:9-10 (NIV)
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.
8. Psalms 16:8 (NIV)
I have set the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
9. Psalms 18:2-3 (NIV)
The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer. My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.
10. Psalms 27:1 (NIV)
The Lord is my light and my salvation–whom shall, I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my salvation–of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalms for Comfort and Strength to Encourage You
God does not promise us that we will not go through hard times, but He promises to be there to walk with us through the storm. Trials, tribulations, and suffering are meant to make us acknowledge the power of God in our lives.
They are meant to build our faith in the saving power of the Lord. God knew that in one way or the other, we shall go through hardship, that is why He sent His word to heal our hearts and our minds.
He sent His word to comfort us and strengthen us all the time. Find comfort and strength in these psalms for comfort and strength.
11. Psalms 34:17-18 (NIV)
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
12. Psalms 40:1-2 (NIV)
I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit. Out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
13. Psalms 55:22 (NIV)
Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.
14. Psalms 56:3-4 (NIV)
When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?
15. Psalms 86:15 (NIV)
But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
16. Psalms 91:2-4 (NIV)
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust. Surely, He will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings, you will find refuge, His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
17. Psalms 94:19 (NIV)
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.
18. Psalms 118:1 (NIV)
Give thanks to the Lord for He is good; His love endures forever.
19. Psalms 119:50 (NIV)
My comfort in my suffering is this; Your promises preserve my life.
20. Psalms 30:5 (NIV)
For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
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Powerful Psalms for Comfort and Strength
God is saying to you today that you should not be afraid of anything because He is still the King on the Throne. He still rules over the heavens and the earth.
Nothing is too hard for our Lord, and nothing is impossible with Him. Be a little patient and wait on the Lord to do what only He can do. Cast all your worries, anxieties, sorrows, and burdens to Him.
He will grant you everlasting comfort and strength. His grace has been made sufficient to us through His word. Confess these psalms for strength and comfort and receive the grace of the Lord to sail through your situations.
21. Psalms 139:8-10 (NIV)
If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in depths, you are there. If I rise in the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
22. Psalms 27:13 (NIV)
I am still confident of this, I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
23. Psalms 145:18-19 (NIV)
The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cry and saves them.
24. Psalms 9:1-2 (NIV)
I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
25. Psalms 31:24 (NIV)
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.
26. Psalms 33:22 (NIV)
May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.
27. Psalms 32:7-8 (NIV)
I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul. You have not handed me over to the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place.
28. Psalms 62:1-2 (NIV)
My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress; I will never be shaken.
29. Psalms 116:1-2 (NIV)
I love the Lord, for He heard my voice; He heard my cry for mercy. Because He turned His ear to me, I will call on Him as long as I live.
30. Psalms 30:11 (NIV)
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.
Psalms for strength and comfort to give you hope when you are feeling overwhelmed. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where all you needed was for God to come down by Himself so that He can intervene in your situation?
The truth is that God is always present. He has promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us. He is always by our side to help us whenever we need Him. God is the word, and the word is Him.
We can always find out what He says in His words. Read and meditate upon these psalms for strength and comfort and learn about the good thoughts that God has for you.
31. Psalms 70:4 (NIV)
But may all who seek you, rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, “Let God be exalted.”
32. Psalms 145:14 (NIV)
The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all those who are bowed down.
33. Psalms 22:24 (NIV)
For He has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one; He has not hidden His face from Him, but has listened to his cry for help
34. Psalms 107:13-14 (NIV)
Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains.
35. Psalms 62:5-7 (NIV)
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation. He is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God. He is my mighty rock, my refuge.
36. Psalms 142:3 (NIV)
When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who know my way. In the path where I walk, men have hidden a snare for me.
37. Psalms 71:20 (NIV)
You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.
38. Psalms 68:19 (NIV)
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior; who daily bears our burdens. Selah.
39. Psalms 120:1 (NIV)
I call on the Lord in my distress, and He answers me.
40. Psalms 103:11 (NIV)
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him.
Inspiring Psalms for Comfort and Strength
According to the word of God in Romans, suffering produces perseverance, perseverance produces character, and our character is important in building our hope in God.
Suffering shapes us into the form that God desires us to be.He uses it as a way of preparing us for the greater glory that awaits us.
God knows how you are feeling and is aware of the glory that is ahead of the suffering. Be encouraged by the Lord in your situation with these psalms for comfort and strength.
41. Psalms 100:5 (NIV)
For the LORD is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.
42. Psalms 103:13 (NIV)
As a father has compassion for His children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear Him.
43. Psalms 90:1 (NIV)
Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.
44. Psalms 144:2 (NIV)
He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.
45. Psalms 25:3 (NIV)
No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame, but they will be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse.
46. Psalms 121:2 (NIV)
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
47. Psalms 4:8 (NIV)
I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, makes me dwell in safety.
48. Psalms 119:76-77 (NIV)
May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.
49. Psalms 91:15 (NIV)
He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
50. Psalms 116:6 (NIV)
The Lord protects the simple-hearted; when I was in great need, He saved me.
God loves us, and He will never allow us to experience suffering that is beyond our control. Believe in yourself, have confidence, and know that you will conquer every situation because Jesus loves you.
Read and meditate on the word of God every day, most especially the above psalms for comfort and strength, and God will renew your strength.