10 Reasons Why It Will Be Okay

When we’re going through something difficult, we just want someone to look us in the eye and assure us, “It will be okay.” I don’t know what you’re facing now or what’s right around the corner, but I’d love to be that friend for you today. Straight out of God’s Word, here are ten ways you can know it’s going to be okay.

1. God is always, always, always good.

You are good and do good; teach me your statutes (Ps. 119:68).

The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made (Ps. 145:9).

Even when our circumstances feel really, really bad, we can have hope in our good God.

God is good through and through. He is not floating on a cloud with a lightning bolt pulled back, ready to fire. Even when our circumstances feel really, really bad, we can have hope in our good God.

2. God loves you.

“I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you” (Jer. 31:3).

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

Tough times are easier to face if you know someone is in your corner. God loves you deeply. That may not always feel like it’s true. Because of that, I force myself to say this sentence often:

I will measure your love by the cross, and your power by the resurrection.

The cross stands through the ages like a giant love note from Jesus.

3. God is fighting for you.

“They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you, for I am with you, declares the LORD, to deliver you” (Jer. 1:19).

If you’re staring down an enemy and wondering how you can possibly triumph, take heart. The same God who helped David slay a nine-foot giant with one smooth stone fights for you. The same God who helped Joshua tear down a city with a trumpet blow fights for you.

Do you know that Chris Tomlin song “Whom Shall I Fear”? It’s ripped straight out of Scripture. Check out 2 Kings 6:15–18 to read how the God of Angel Armies truly does fight for His people!

Why not crank up that song to remind yourself that God is fighting for you?

4. God won’t waste this moment.

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose (Rom. 8:28).

Whatever you’re going through right now, God already has a plan to use it for your good. I’ve heard it said this way: Today’s test is tomorrow’s testimony; your mess will be your message. Trust that there is hope beyond today’s trouble.

5. He will never leave your side.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you” (Deut. 31:6).

“I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matt. 28:20).

God will not jump ship when the going gets tough. Just like He joined Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace, He will stick with you when the going gets tough.

6. Today’s troubles are temporary.

For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison (2 Cor. 4:17).

This life is just a blip compared to eternity. It won’t always be this way. Speaking of eternity . . .

7. Heaven is for real.

We can have hope because we are going somewhere better than this sin-filled world.

For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come (Heb. 13:14).

What’s it going to be like when we get there? Keep reading.

8. Your tears will dry up.

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away (Rev. 21:4).

A day is coming when all crying will stop.

Maybe you’ve cried buckets today, but a day is coming when all crying will stop.

9. You’re on your way to perfect.

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing (James 1:2–4).

James reminds us that we can respond to trials with joy, because the pressure of suffering produces diamonds in us. One of the ways God works all things for our good (see point 4) is by using the tough stuff to make us more like Him.

10. A white horse is riding to your rescue.

Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer (Rev. 6:1–2).

If you’re longing for a rescuer, look no further than Jesus.

If you’re longing for a rescuer, look no further than Jesus. The day is coming when He will ride in on a white horse and defeat every enemy that rises up against us. If you need a hero in this moment, know that He’s already on His way.

About Author

Erin Davis

Erin is passionate about pointing young women toward God's Truth. She is the author of several books and a frequent speaker and blogger to women of all ages. Erin lives on a small farm in the midwest with her husband and kids. When she's not writing, you can find her herding goats, chickens, and children.

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  • Kelli Sueppel

    This post was really encouraging to me today! Thanks☺

    • erinleedavis

      Kelli,

      Hooray! God’s Word is such a gift!

      Grace and Peace!

      e

  • Christa

    Thank-you! I needed to hear this today as well! This was certainly encouraging!

    • erinleedavis

      Christa,

      So glad God used it.

      Grace and Peace!

      e

  • Kaitlyn Neese

    I don’t even know how to describe how I’m feeling right now. I’ve been going through a rough time, the past few months. And through all of it, I’ve felt like things aren’t going to get better. I’ve cried myself to sleep more times than I can count. Thank you soo much for this post! I’ve been told things will get better, but no one got their reasons from the Bible. Thanks again!

    • erinleedavis

      Kaitlyn,

      Troubles stink but they remind us that there is something greater to come. I can’t wait until the time when He will wipe away every tear from every eye (Revelation 21:4), how about you? Stay close to Jesus, Kaitlyn. He is preparing something better for you!

      Grace and Peace!

      e

  • Elisa

    Well said, Erin! I need to show this to my teen daughter with all the Homecoming drama coming to a head lately. Jesus is a “friend, who sticks closer than a brother.”.Prov. 18:24

    • erinleedavis

      Amen, Elisa!

      Grace and Peace!

      e

  • Sarah

    You have no clue how badly I needed this today. Thank you. I feel like you’re my internet mentor!😂❤️❤️❤️

    • erinleedavis

      Sarah,

      That’s great, because I feel like you girls are my internet mentees. (Wish I had a better word…). I am so grateful the Lord allows me to teach you His Word through this site.

      Grace and Peace!

      e

  • Nametso Namzz Mokgosana

    This just reaffirmed what God spoke into my heart yesterday. Thank you and God bless

    • erinleedavis

      Nametso,

      He is consistent!

      Grace and Peace,

      e

  • Moni

    Wow.. This was such an encouragement to my weary soul. After months of wondering when things will get better, this was the booster I needed! There IS Hope,and His name is Jesus. I loved the reminder that the same God of Daniel,David,Joshua and all those OT men of God is the same God today! And this is awesome: “I will measure your love by the cross, and your power by the resurrection.” Definitely something ill be saying to myself too! Thank you so much for being a willing vessel for God to use to encourage others! Bless you!

  • Amber

    Thank you so much for this. This year has been pretty bad for me, But I know God will use it for his glory.

  • Iluntasuna Eder

    I so needed this four years ago….

  • Alicia

    Thank you

  • Kate

    Thank you so much Erin! I really needed this! I had a recent incident with a guy friend and now I have shaking moments and moments where I get upset. This guy is still my friend and this is so encouraging! Thank you so much! I’m so lucky to have you as an older sister in Christ!

    • erinleedavis

      Kate,

      I feel so lucky to have you as my little sis in Christ! Trust Jesus! He will not let you down.

      Grace and Peace!

      e

  • lizz

    im so sad,it feels like every day im being drug through sand. My anxziety is high, so much so, that i get panic attacks over nothing, i worry about things from years ago, i spend most of my time not feeling well( ive been to 11 doctors who could find nothing wrong) im always scaredthat im sick with some a disese, school is hard, family is hard, life is hard. i pray like crazy… but God is silent. he wont take my pain away so when i cry my parents tell me im being anxious and thats sin, but God wont change anything. One horrible thing after the other. ive worried so much its hard to think straight or remember things. Why wont he help me, why wont he change the pain. Please i need advice. i feel my faith slipping more every day

    • I can tell how deeply you are struggling. And I am so, so sorry! But I want to assure you that God has not left you, Lizz, even though your emotions and anxieties are telling you the opposite. He loves you. I challenge you to go back through Erin’s blog and read through those Bible verses again. Dwell on those truths and cling to them. Write them out and post them in places where you will be continually reminded of truth. Whenever you are tempted to believe something different, bring those thoughts back to these Scriptures. When you are anxious, read/quote these verses over and over to counsel your heart with truth. Will you do that?

      I also want to challenge you to begin asking God what He wants to teach you through this difficult season of your life. He is hearing your prayers. Keep praying! He may not be taking your problems away because He wants you to learn something very important. He knows what that is and what is necessary for you to be in the position to learn from Him.

      And then I want to challenge you to do all you can to keep an open line of communication with your parents. Talk to them. Tell them your struggles. They love you and want to support you through prayer and encouragement. This is hard for them, too, and they may not always know what to do, but you need to keep talking to them. They can help you and make sure you have the help you need. I’m praying for you, Lizz. I know it’s hard. Stay in Scripture, my friend. It will keep your heart anchored to God during these hard days.