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Use these Bible verses for depression as a touch point during times of depression, anxiety, and sadness. God is with you. He loves you. The Bible is full of help and encouragement for us during all seasons of our lives.

I encourage copying these in your journal or writing them on notecards to put around your house in and in your car. There is something about the acting of writing the words in our own handwriting that is powerful. This gives the words the additional meaning of God speaking right to you. It’s not the same as printing them on the printer.

Claim these as your own.

What does it say in the Bible about depression?

“Depression is a relatively newer psychological term, coined in the early 20th century as doctors began to learn more about it, but it’s a disorder that has cropped up in ancient texts, including the Bible. A number of people throughout the Bible experienced what appears to have been depression, from Moses to King David.

Still, the word depression doesn’t appear in Scripture as it is used today with the exception of Proverbs 12:25, which offers just a quick note among other snippets of wisdom: “Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.” The Hebrew word for “weighs down” is “shachah,” which translates to “bow down” or “depress.” – Bible Study Tools

What is a good Bible verse for loneliness?

Here are 6 Bible verses to keep close by when battling loneliness.

  • “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3)
  • “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20)
  • “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1)
  • “I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth … I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you” (John 14:16–18)
  • “In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, and my cry came before Him, even to His ears” (Psalm 18:6)
  • “ ‘For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,’ says the Lord” (Isaiah 54:10)

What is a good Bible verse for a broken heart?

Do you feel as though your heartbreak is crushing your spirit? God is closer to you than you realize, and He can save you from despair as you face your broken heart. Here are a few Bible verses for a broken heart.

  • The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. -Psalm 34:18
  • He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. -Psalm 147:3
  • The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners. -Isaiah 61:1
  • My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise. -Psalm 51:17

10 Encouraging Bible Verses for Depression

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.

Philippians 4:8

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

Deuteronomy 31:8

But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.

Psalm 3:3

Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

Psalm 42:11

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.

Isaiah 41:10

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:7

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Romans 12:12

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 43:18-19

The Lord makes firm the steps
    of the one who delights in him;
though he may stumble, he will not fall,
    for the Lord upholds him with his hand.

Psalm 37:23-24

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.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

The Hope Toolbox

The Hope Toolbox

Today’s Bible Memory Verse: Bible verses for depression

Choose one from the above.

Journaling Prompt:

Which of the above 10 verses speaks to you the most today? Copy it in your journal.

Use My Hope Toolbox Printable Kit or a journal of your own.

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