Verses in Times of Trouble

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has a great list of 15 verses for troubling times, offering comfort to all who seek it.

They are:

Psalm 27:1
Deuteronomy 31:8
Psalm 23:4
Job 5:11
Lamentations 3:22-23
John 14:27
Psalm 46:1
2 Corinthians 1:3
Psalm 119:76
John 16:33
Psalm 139:11-12
Isaiah 49:13
Matthew 5:4
Psalm 55:22
Romans 8:37-39

Matthew 28:5-7

Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying. And now, go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there. Remember what I have told you.”
– Matthew 28:5-7 (NLT)


He is risen indeed! Happy Easter!

Matthew 27:62-66

Now on the next day, which was the day after the Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered together to Pilate, saying, “Sir, we remember what that deceiver said while he was still alive: ‘After three days I will rise again.’ Command therefore that the tomb be made secure until the third day, lest perhaps his disciples come at night and steal him away, and tell the people, ‘He is risen from the dead;’ and the last deception will be worse than the first.” Pilate said to them, “You have a guard. Go, make it as secure as you can.” So they went with the guard and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone.
–  Matthew 27:62-66 (WEB)


Well, that didn’t work.

Matthew 27:50-54

Then Jesus shouted out again, and he released his spirit. At that moment the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, rocks split apart, and tombs opened. The bodies of many godly men and women who had died were raised from the dead. They left the cemetery after Jesus’ resurrection, went into the holy city of Jerusalem, and appeared to many people.

The Roman officer and the other soldiers at the crucifixion were terrified by the earthquake and all that had happened. They said, “This man truly was the Son of God!”
– Matthew 27:50-54