5 Helpful Tips for the Hard Seasons of Life

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Bible Verses about Overcoming Hard Times

As I pulled away from the coffee shop after saying goodbye that Sunday afternoon, I began weeping. With tears clouding my eyes, I managed to navigate onto the freeway for the long drive home. Alone. 

I thought of all the people around me driving to their various destinations and wondered if any felt as sad as me, or were they all happy on this sunny summer Sunday? 

My husband and I had been living four hours apart for several months because of his job. His help was necessary at another facility, and while I was proud of his skill-set, it broke my heart for us to be apart. 

I hated saying goodbye on Sundays. I came to dread the end of every weekend because it meant a week of being alone, of worrying about my husband working incredibly long hours, and of dealing with all things happening back home. 

Things were falling apart. My car was having mechanical issues, our shower in the master bedroom was leaking causing the wood to rot, and worst of all, our daughter was struggling terribly with anxiety. 

I decided the best thing to do on that car ride home was to turn on some worship music to lift my spirits; otherwise, I was going to unravel completely. 


God is always with and and He will never leave you

5 Helpful Tips for the Hard Seasons of Life

As I began to worship and pray, I cried out to the Lord. 

 “So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.”

Hebrews 4:16 NLT 


I desperately needed God’s mercy, His grace, and His comfort. My heart felt broken and the separation was very difficult, but I trusted that the Lord would carry us through this tough season. 

He is a gracious and compassionate Father, One whom I can come to at any time with my needs. I can approach His throne boldly knowing He hears the cries of my heart, and He is willing to offer me grace, mercy, and unending love. 

That summer was particularly challenging; however, I continually approached the throne of God asking for fresh grace for the day, for His mercy, for strength, for healing for our daughter, for the work assignment to end quickly, for protection for my husband, and for the courage to manage our home alone. 

 When you walk through hard times, it is helpful to remember five things: 


1. God is on the throne, sovereign over all 

2. He will not allow you to be overcome 

3. He is faithful to carry out His promises in the Word 

4. He is ready to listen to all your heart’s cries 

5. He will never leave your side 


God knows all about our struggles, our pain, our worries, our fears, our trials, and our weaknesses, but we have hope because of who God is. He is trustworthy, He is mighty, He is holy, and He is loving. 

We can cast our cares on the Lord and believe that He will help us get through the rough patches. He loves us beyond measure. He is our Comforter, our Protector, our good, good Father.

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7 Comments

  1. DH

    September 10, 2017 at 2:56 am

    Thank you., Starla! I will be printing out the 5 tips for my bathroom mirror during my own hard time. Thank you for the encouragement.

  2. JJ

    January 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    I have been there too! Life can be so hard at times. I have had to learn that giving thanks in the midst of it to God for little things really helps. Anything to get my mind off the situation and on Him. Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Melissa

    January 25, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    2. He will not allow you to be overcome – This was an important one for me to understand. There are so many times that we may be overwhelmed but overwhelmed is very different than overcome!

  4. Julie

    January 25, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    These are great truths to remember when we go through hard times!Whenever I see this pin, I re-pin it 😉

  5. Dawn

    April 2, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    Great article! Such helpful tips, when one may need them the most. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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