12 Best Bible Verses to Combat Depression

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The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid…
Deuteronomy 31:8

12 Best Bible Verses to Combat Depression

Depression can be a dark and lonely place. It can feel like there is no way out and that things will only get worse. But that is a lie from the enemy. The truth is with faith, there is always hope; there is always a way out.

If you are feeling depressed today, the most important thing you can do is to call on God; to lean into His Word and promises. The Lord is your Strong Tower; your unwavering support, provider and protector. When you begin reading and meditating on what God is saying to you instead of the world, your heart and mind will become clearer; burdens lighter and more manageable. As you prayerfully read over these 12 Best Bible Verses to Combat Depression, choose the verses that speak most profoundly to you. Meditate on them daily, and believe what the Holy Spirit says to you. Just like God spoke to the apostles of old, so is He speaking to you today.

12 Best Bible Verses to Combat Depression

Deuteronomy 31:8

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.

Psalm 34:17

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all of their troubles.

Isaiah 43:2

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

1 Peter 4:12-13

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed.

Isaiah 40:31

Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

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.

Psalm 147:3

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Isaiah 61:3

To console those who grieve in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor.

Psalm 30:5

For His anger lasts only a moment, but His favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Psalm 40:1-3

I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in Him.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

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.

Isaiah 41:10

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.

“You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart” — Jer. 29:13.

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