God is Good and God is Near: 12 Bible Verses About God Being With Us

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Do you find yourself wondering if God is near? Are you wondering if God is good? You can trust God and know that he is with you and he is good. Here are 12 Bible verses to encourage you.

Two years ago I wrote a blog post titled "Is God Really In Control?". This post came out a month after the world turned upside down in March 2020. Since then there has been continued sickness and death, presidential elections, and war in the world around us. In addition to the types of hardships we witness on the news, we all have trials and hardships individually that affect us on a very personal level (not to say that the things on the news haven't also affected some of us personally). Sometimes it can feel so overwhelming. 
  • The car wreck that hurt us physically and financially.

  • The struggle with infertility that often feels hopeless. 

  • The family member who's health is failing them.

  • The financial struggle that seems impossible to overcome.

  • The diagnosis that looks bleak.

  • The broken relationship we haven't been able to repair. 

It's hard to know how to deal with so many hardships in a world that already feels like it's gone crazy. 

So again we ask: where is God in our hardship? Where is God when we hurt? Where is God when we feel overwhelmed, cheated, and at our wits end?

The answer remains the same: He is here. He is with us. 

But how do we know that and cling to that? How do we remember that he is here and that he is good when our emotions tell us otherwise and when our circumstances look bleak?

We know the truths of God through his word. He gave us his word to know him, and it is here that we see that he is good, he is in control, he is trust-worthy and he is with us. So if you need to remind yourself today of the truth that God is with you in the midst of your struggles, here are 12 Bible verses about God being trustworthy, with us, and good. 

12 Bible verses about God being near and good

12 Verses About God Being With Us

1.) The Lord goes with us

"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.” - Deuteronomy 31:6

2.) God comforts us

"Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." - Psalm 23:4

3.) God is our fortress

"He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." - Psalm 91:1-2

4.) God is our strength 

"Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation." - Isaiah 12:2

5.) The Lord will strengthen and help us

"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

6.) God has overcome the world

"I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33

7.) All things are for our good

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

8.) Nothing can separate us from God

"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 8:37-39

9.) We can have hope

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." - Romans 15:13

10.) God gives peace

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6-7

11.) The Lord is faithful

"But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one." - 2 Thessalonians 3:3

12.) God cares for us

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you." - 1 Peter 5:6-7

Which verse encouraged you the most today?

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