When we are feeling down, we have one of two options: we can stay down, or we can lift ourselves up. One of the best ways to to lift ourselves up is by reading and meditating on God’s infallible promises. We must always remember: when we draw near to Him, He will draw near to us (James 4:8).
Here are 12 powerful and encouraging Bible Verses to lift you up when you’re feeling down. Read them over slowly. Pay attention to the one’s that speak to you. Whichever one(s) grab your attention, spend extra time with them; read them over as often as necessary. You will see, they will begin to make a huge impact!
14 Encouraging Bible Verses to Lift You up When You’re Feeling Down
1.) Psalm 34:18
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
Thank You, Lord, for being close to me when I am brokenhearted and discontented. Thank You for saving me when I am crushed in spirit.
“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward [those] who believe.”
Thank You for Your infallible promises, Lord. Thank You for giving me an enlightened heart, strengthened faith, and for allowing me to hear Your voice through the noise. Thank You for lifting me up with the power of Your unwavering love and mercy.
3.) Psalm 120:1
“In my trouble I cried to the Lord, and He answered me.”
Thank You for delivering me when I cry out to You, Lord! Thank You for answering me, and rescuing me from this situation!
4.) Isaiah 26:3
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You.”
Thank You for giving me strength and for giving me peace throughout this situation, Lord. Thank You sincerely for the gift of peace that transcends all understanding and makes all things good.
5.) 2 Timothy 1:7
“For the Spirit God gave [to] us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
Thank You, God, for giving me a courageous spirit; one of power, love and self discipline, even through the toughest of moments.
6.) Psalm 55:22
“Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.”
Thank You for allowing me to cast ALL my cares onto You, Lord. I believe Your Word, and I know You will never allow me to be shaken.
7.) 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.”
I will not fear, God, because You are with me. You strengthen me when I am weak; You uphold me with Your powerful right hand. Thank You!
8.) Psalm 37:34
“Wait eagerly for the Lord, and keep His way; He will raise you up to inherit the earth; you will see when the wicked are cut off.”
No matter how it may look today, Lord, I wait patiently for You. I will keep all Your ways and precepts; I await the impending victory with zeal.
9.) John 16:33
“I have told you this so that you might have peace in Me. In the world you will have trouble – but take courage, I have [already] conquered the world.”
I keep my eyes fixed on You, Lord, and I have peace. While the world may give me trouble now, I find relentless courage in the mighty victory of the cross.
10.) Psalm 62:8
“Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge.”
Lord, I trust in You at all times! Today, I pour out my heart to You and take refuge under Your wings. Thank You for your unfailing protection.
11.) Proverbs 18:10
“The Name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.”
Thank You for being my strong tower, Lord. I run to You and am safe. I say Your Name and I am safe forevermore.
12.) Psalm 16:8
“I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”
When I am afraid, Lord, I keep my eyes on You. With You at my right hand, who could shake me?
13.) 2 Corinthians 12:9
“He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
Thank You for your mercy and grace, Lord Jesus. Thank You for making Your power known through my weaknesses. I will not be fearful of them; rather, I will embrace them knowing that Christ’s power is stronger in me because them.
14.) Psalm 117:2
“For great is His love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!”
Thank You for loving me, Lord! Your faithfulness endures forever. Thanks be to God!
God’s Word is alive and active in the life of a believer: “For the Word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword” (Heb. 4:12). Anytime you are feeling down, read through this list. Meditate on the verses that speak to you, and speak them aloud over your life and situation. God knows what you are going through. He wants more than anything to spend time with you, and for you to trust Him.