10 Scriptures About Turning to the Lord in Times of Trouble

It can feel like with every day there’s a new update that brings us more anxiety, fear, and even discouragement. We’re living in some interesting times currently, but with each new day, it is important to remember that there is still good to be found. Additionally, we read in the scriptures that there is always a source of strength that we can turn to when we’re feeling scared or frightened. There are countless scriptures that show how the Lord answers the prayers of His children and is always there to lift and strengthen them when their spirits are low. Here are 10 scriptures that show just that to help boost your day.

Doctrine and Covenants 121:1-10

In these short 10 verses, our loving Heavenly Father admonishes the Prophet, Joseph Smith, in one of the most difficult times of his life, to take courage in the love of Jesus Christ.

2 Kings 6:16-17

In this beautiful story of the Lord’s redemptive power, Elisha prays to the Lord for help as they are about to face ultimate destruction at the hands of their enemies. The Lord then opens the eyes of Elisha to see the chariots of fire and angels descending to save them from their enemies.

3 Nephi 17:7-9

The Savior’s love and redemptive power as He invites the Nephites and Lamanites to bring their sick and afflicted. In these precious moments, the Savior answers thousands of prayers and delivers so many of His brothers and sisters of afflictions that many of them couldn’t imagine being saved from.

Daniel 3:17-18, 28

The story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego is one filled with deep meaning. These three young men show an unshakable faith in God as they face certain death, and in their conviction that if it is the Lord’s that they are saved, it will happen. But that if it is not, they will still trust and love Him.

Mosiah 27

In Mosiah 27, we witness the Lord answering multiple different prayers and delivering His children from sorrow and strife. As Alma witnesses the sinful nature of his son, he prays to the Lord to save his child and send a messenger to bring him back to the truth. Additionally, when Alma the younger comes to his senses regarding his rebellion, he cries unto the Savior to save his soul and immediately is healed.

John 5:2-9

In this powerful story, the Savior heals the man at the waters of Bethesda. The man positions himself near the water, known for its healing capabilities, and prays to be placed into the water, exercising his faith and hoping for deliverance from his health condition. In the Savior’s loving way, He urges the man to take up his bed and walk, something he is incapable of doing, but as he exercises his faith

1 Nephi 18:11-21

These powerful verses perfectly highlight the Lord’s ability to change hearts and deliver us in times when we are feeling especially fearful. As Nephi is bound to the ship that he made simply in following the commandment from the Lord, all while a storm threatens to submerge his ship and his family. As he prays unto the Lord for help, they are delivered as they release Nephi and return to following the directions of the Lord.

Luke 8:43-44, 46-48

One of the most beautiful stories within the New Testament is found in Luke chapter 8. A woman born with a certain condition of blood exerts all of her faith and prayers to touch the hem of the Savior’s robe and is instantly delivered from her painful condition.

1 Nephi 1:20

This simple but beautiful verse from Nephi illustrates his conviction and abiding faith in the redemptive power of the Lord. As his father, Lehi, is rejected by the people of Jerusalem, Nephi is reminded and reminds us that the tender mercies of our Father in Heaven are over all of us.

Luke 5:18-20

In this beautiful story, a man with palsy is brought to the Savior to be healed. Because of the man’s condition and the confines of where the Savior was at that moment, he is brought to Him on a couch through the roof of the building. The Savior quickly heals the man, answering his deepest and most desperate prayers for good health.

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Devin is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he studied English and Business Management. He is a writer, photographer, movie-fanatic, and a lover of street tacos. He served his mission in Tokyo, Japan.
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