It is so important to fully study the Word of God.
When you go through your hard times are you able to pull from your heart His Word that is hidden there? You should be able to.
It is hard to take the time to do an indepth study of the Bible, but don't overwhelm yourself. Pick a verse and just delve into it. Spend a week studying the ins and outs of the verse and why you think God put it there. If you have a hard time doing that, join a Bible Study that does inductive Bible study. This has been the most helpful for me. It creates the much needed accountability. I have been so strengthened through the studies and am so grateful to God for the unshakeable truths He has allowed me to know.