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Perseverance In Hard Times

My family is going through extremely hard times. As a Christian, what should I do to make it through this difficult time?

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 ---John on 1/23/07
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Look forward.
The hard times that we don't understand often seem to challenge our faith.

Most Christians stay the course and choose to believe God even over what they know and understand.

As we go through the trials we come out on the other side of it with more faith, faith enough to contain even the most difficult situations, and we can better help those who struggle in the future.
---Pharisee on 2/3/08

Always turn to God. Whenever you feel weak, pray for your family and for yourself.
---mary5544 on 2/21/07

John, stay in the Word of God until God illuminates a scripture to you. Once that happens, STAND ON THAT SCRIPTURE. What that means is: Speak it out every day. Remind God it's his word. Believe it. Say it all day long, and eventually it will come to pass. Don't forget to ask God to give you a word, which is found in HIS word, the scriptures. Don't just reason this out. Ask God for a word, then stand on it, believe it, speak it out every single day and then it SHALL come to pass.
---Anonymous on 1/24/07

When I go through a really hard time, I say to myself that it will all be over soon as I pray constantly. And, when it is over it seems like it barely happened. It will be over someday and God will be glorified in it. I will be praying for you and your family.
---Susie on 1/24/07

I find the most helpful thing for me during very difficult and trying times is to say frequently "Lord I trust You to bring me through this". I find the verbalising helps me a lot. God honours faith, and that is a statement of faith.
---Helen_5378 on 1/24/07

There is one thing I have learned about hard times, (and I have had some doozies), even though you know/see whats going on, you experience progress with every step you take. Every day is a day closer to deliverance. Continue to give praise, and thanks to God, because He is faithful and worthy...,
I am praying with you and yours.
---lynet on 1/23/07

rejoice,again I say rejoice.if you are christians then you have an eternal destination with jesus.don,t let trials,hard times and life steal your is hard,grief,and other emotions are natural ,but our strength comes from jesus.abide in him and he will give you peace.
---tom2 on 1/23/07


As I have said, it's easy to say "Praise the Lord!" when everything is perfect.

During the hard times, it's an effort of will to say "Praise the Lord" even though you may not be feeling it.

Rememr, Bod has eveyrthing under control, including THIS (whatever it may be).
---Jack on 1/23/07

First, Stay calm I believe from your post that your saved therefor relax. You can accomplish this by telling all your problems to Lord then tell him you are turning the problems over to him, when they come again into your mind just tell Satan(he's the one that keeps reminding you of them) to take it up with the Lord you turn them over to him.
---Mima on 1/23/07

I believe in the absolute power of prayer and of faith. I pray that you and your family will pray together. "For when two or more are gathered together in my name, I will be there." God bless you and your family richly!
---Pat on 1/23/07

Read the Word and ALLOW God to give you the peace you need.
---ted on 1/23/07

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