Bible verses about uncertainty
Life is full of ups and downs. If we think that life is all about being happy, we will be sorely disappointed. If we think that all God wants is for us to be happy, then we will think that our religion has failed when we are not happy.
We need to have a secure biblical worldview and a sound theology to sustain us when we face life’s uncertainties.
- “When uncertainty keeps you up at night, then close your eyes and think of something that is certain. – God’s Love.”
- “Faith isn’t a feeling. It’s a choice to trust God even when the road ahead seems uncertain.”
- “Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one’s thoughts.”
- “We know that God is in control and we all have ups and downs and fears and uncertainty sometimes. Sometimes even on an hourly basis we need to keep praying and keep our peace in God and remind ourselves on the promises of God that never fails.” Nick Vujicic
- “We need to step into certain uncertainty. Without faith it is impossible to please God.” — Craig Groeschel
Trusting God in difficult times
The Bible teaches us that difficult times will happen. We are not immune. We are not here to ‘live our best life now.’ That won’t happen until we reach Heaven. We are called to toil here in a world marred with sin, so that we may grow in sanctification and glorify God in all that He has called us to.
We as humans are prone to being carried around by our emotions. One minute we are happy as can be, and with very little pressure we can be down in the depths of despair the very next. God is not prone to such flights of emotionalism. He is steady and constant. God knows exactly what He has planned to happen next – and He is safe to trust, regardless of how we feel.
1. “Casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7
2. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
3. “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13
4. “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
5. 2 Chronicles 20:15-17 “He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. 16 Tomorrow march down against them. They will be climbing up by the Pass of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the gorge in the Desert of Jeruel. 17 You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.”
6. Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
7. Psalm 121:3-5 “He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand.”
During times of turmoil and uncertainty, it is vital that we remind ourselves of God’s truth. God’s Word is our compass. Regardless of what is happening to us physically or emotionally, we can rest secure in the ever constant, and reliable truth that God has revealed to us in the Bible.
8. “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” Colossians 3:2
9. “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.” Romans 8:5
10. “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8
God’s active love for us
We are the children of God. He loves us with an active love. This means that He is constantly working in in our lives for our good and His glory. He does not set about events in motion and step back coldly. He is with us, carefully guiding us.
11. “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.” 1 John 3:1
12. “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.” 1 John 4:16
13. “The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” Jeremiah 31:3
14. “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.” Deuteronomy 7:9
15. “Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!” Psalm 139:16-17.
Keep your focus on Jesus
The world is constantly pulling at us, trying to draw us inside ourselves to be full of self-idolatry. Distractions, stress, sickness, chaos, fear. All these things call our attention. But the Bible teaches us that we must discipline our mind to keep it focused on Jesus. His position is to be the focus of our thoughts because He alone is sitting at the right hand of God.
16. “And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, and in everything he might be preeminent.” Colossians 1:18
17. “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.” Hebrews 12:2
18. “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3
19. “Because he has focused his love on me, I will deliver him. I will protect him because he knows my name. When he calls out to me, I will answer him. I will be with him in his distress. I will deliver him, and I will honor him.” Psalms 91:14-15
20. “We keep looking to the Lord our God for his mercy, just as servants keep their eyes on their master, as a slave girl watches her mistress for the slightest signal.” Psalm 123:2
21. “No, dear brothers, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.” Philippians 3:13-14
22. “Therefore, if you have been raised with the Messiah, keep focusing on the things that are above, where the Messiah is seated at the right hand of God.” Colossians 3:1
The power of worship
Worship is when we turn our minds to our Savior and adore Him. Worshipping God is a way for us to practice keeping our focus on Christ. By focusing our attention on the characteristics of God, and on His truths our hearts worship Him: our Lord and our Creator.
23. “Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.” Isaiah 25:1
24. “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.” Psalm 150:6
25. “Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.” Psalm 103:1
26. “Yours, Lord, is the greatest and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.” 1 Chronicles 29:11
Never give up
Life is hard. Staying faithful in our Christian walk is hard too. There are many verses in the Bible that command us to stay the course. We must not give up, regardless of how we feel. Yes life is frequently harder than we can bear, that’s when we rely on the strength that the Holy Spirit will enable us with. He will make it possible for us to withstand anything: through His strength alone.
27. “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
28. “And let us now grow weary of doing good, for us due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
29. “Fear not, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
30. Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
Do not fall for the trap that the Christian life is easy. The Bible is full of warnings that life is full of trouble and uncertainty – and is full of sound theology to help us during those times. We must keep our focus on Christ and worship Him alone. For He is worthy, and He is faithful to deliver us.