Secrets to Overcoming | 7 Ways to Stand in Times of Trouble

We all have faced times of trouble, but our walk with God does not have to waver because of them. God created us to be more than overcomers! In Him we can overcome any situation…

But there are things we can do to open our hearts to God. Things which help us to better hear God’s voice, know His heart, and follow in His footpaths. Join us below as we discover the secrets found in God’s Word which propel us toward our season of overcoming!

Standing in Times of Trouble

Ephesians 6:13 tells us certain things we are meant to do to withstand the evil day…

“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”—Ephesians 6:13

It does not say that it is always easy. In fact, while the armor of God prepares us far better than any other, the work of withstanding the evil day does not end there. God tells us that having done ALL, we are meant to stand.

Only God can tell each of us what ALL means for our walk and the days of evil we will face, but by examining the Word of God, we can find things which apply to all of us. Things which allow us to not only put on the full armor of God, but set us in alignment with God.

While these seven ways to stand in times of trouble are not the whole package of what our ALL may look like in God, they are key to not only staying in alignment with God’s will, but overcoming the enemies plans…

1. Be of Good Courage

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”—Deuteronomy 31:6

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”—Joshua 1:9

“Then Joshua said to them, ‘Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed; be strong and of good courage, for thus the Lord will do to all your enemies against whom you fight.’”—Joshua 10:25

“Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord!”—Psalm 27:14

“And David said to his son Solomon, ‘Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God—my God—will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.’”—1 Chronicles 28:20

2. Bring Everything to God

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;”—Philippians 4:6

“…certainly God has heard me; He has attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, who has not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy from me!”—Psalm 66:19-20

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.”—Psalm 55:22

“Thus says the Lord who made it, the Lord who formed it to establish it (the Lord is His name): ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’”—Jeremiah 33:2-3

3. Trust God’s Timing

“The smallest will grow to a thousand, the weakest will become a mighty nation. I, Adonai, when the right time comes, will quickly bring it about.”—Isaiah 60:22 (CJB)

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven:”—Ecclesiastes 3:1

“Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord!”—Psalm 27:14

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”—Ecclesiastes 3:11

“The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.”—Lamentations 3:25-26

4. Remember God’s Love

“The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: ‘Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.’”—Jeremiah 31:3

“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”—Romans 8:37

“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”—1 John 4:10

“We love Him because He first loved us.”—1 John 4:19

“As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.”—John 15:9

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5. Think on Things Above

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”—Philippians 4:8

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”—Matthew 6:33

“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”—Colossians 3:1-2

“…put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.”—Ephesians 4:22-24

“I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,”—Ephesians 4:1-2

6. Spend Time in God’s Word

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”—Psalm 119:105

“My foot has held fast to His steps; I have kept His way and not turned aside. I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.”—Job 23:11-12

“But He answered and said, ‘It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.”’”—Matthew 4:4

“But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”—2 Timothy 3:14-17

“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;”—Ephesians 6:17

7. Be Doers of God’s Word

“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.”—James 1:22-25

“For as many as have sinned without law will also perish without law, and as many as have sinned in the law will be judged by the law (for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified;”—Romans 2:12-13

“But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”—2 Timothy 3:14-15

“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”—2 Timothy 2:15

“If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.”—John 14:15-18


While these seven secrets to overcoming may not include everything which God wants YOU to believe, receive, or do, they serve as important lessons. As tools each and every Believer needs to stand in times of trouble as an overcomer!

Beyond this, seek God and discover what He would have you refine in your walk with Him. He may have you focus on one of these seven things, or something else entirely, but either way His Word WILL confirm His answer to you. Meditate on His confirming scriptures; memorize and implement them in your life. Through following God’s direction and Word, you will not only improve your walk with Him, you will be able to stand in the days of testing. You will be an overcomer!