Great Bible Verses for Depression

Great Bible Verses for Depression


Sadness.  Despair.  Grief.  Anxiety.  Any and all of these things can add up and contribute to depression.  More than just “feeling glum”, depression wraps its fingers around a soul and tightens its grip until life seems hopeless.

And without hope, life seems meaningless.  So, where do we turn?

To the Bible!  God’s Word is full of hope and sustenance.  It also lets us know we are not alone in our sorrow; God assures us time and again that He is “close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

Read these verses from the Bible and sense God’s encouragement-

Proverbs 12:2 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but a good word makes it glad.

Deuteronomy 31:8 The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.

Psalm 9:9 The Lord also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalm 27:14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for the Lord.

Psalm 34:18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 43:5 Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me?
Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.

Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.

Psalm 145:14 The Lord sustains all who fall and raises up all who are bowed down.

Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, 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 comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

There are more verses like these in the Bible – those that help us, encourage us, and teach us that God has our best interest in mind.  His Word tells us that He will never leave us or forsake us.  We may feel alone, but we are never alone.  Reading God’s word daily, as recommended by The Pocket Testament League, will give us the comfort and encouragement we need during those times when life seems dull and we feel in the pit of despair.  Make it a point to seek Him and let His hope heal your heart.

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