Encouraging verses for family problems

Last Updated on July 16, 2024

These encouraging Bible verses for family problems remind us of God’s love, care, and the strength that can always be found in Him during challenging times.

Are you in a difficult season of raising young kids? Have you found yourself in an unexpected or stressful situation with extended family? All of us will sometimes find ourselves navigating challenging seasons with our family. But for every situation from loss, to grief, fighting, disagreements or just being at odds with the people you love, the Bible has plenty to say to encourage us when we walk through family problems. 

Here are 15 powerful Bible verses that remind us of God’s unwavering presence and promises that will sustain us through life’s ups and downs with our family.  

Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Colossians 3:13 (NIV) “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

Psalm 34:17-18 (NIV) “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV) “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

1 Peter 5:7 (NIV) “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Romans 15:13 (NIV) “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Psalm 55:22 (NIV) “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Psalm 46:1 (NIV) “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

James 1:5 (NIV) “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

James 1:5

Ephesians 4:32 (NIV) “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Romans 8:28 (NIV) “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV) “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

Dealing With Family Issues

Family problems are never fun to walk through, but they’re unfortunately a part of being imperfect people. Even in the midst of our disagreements, struggles and hurts we may experience from our family, there is no family problem that is too big or too heavy for God to handle or comfort you through.

If you’re looking for some additional support in dealing with a problem in your own family, here are some of our favorite articles and resources that you should check out. 

Whether you’re facing relationship tensions, parenting dilemmas, or the complexities of daily life as a wife and mom, we pray that these verses will encourage you to turn to God with whatever you’re facing today!