9 Most Powerful Psalms to Overcome Grief

Be gracious to me, Lord, for I am in distress;
affliction is wearing down my eyes
But I trust in you, Lord,
My destiny is in your hands

9 Most Powerful Psalms to Overcome Grief

If you have ever lost a loved one, then you know how painful grief can be. Unfortunately, this life is unexpected which means sorrow, unexpected sickness, and even death can come at any time. While there is no proper way to prepare for heartache and unexpected tragedy obviously, there is something we can hold onto for certain. There is a God in Heaven who loves us and has promised to be with us and help us until the very end of time. There is no kind of trouble, grief or loss that we can experience this side of Heaven that Jesus Himself did not experienced. In light of this fact, and in light of His infinite goodness and wisdom, He knows how to perfectly comfort us through our trials.

Through careful meditation of His healing Word, you will not only be strengthened and repaired but will be reminded of the fact that you are not alone. God is with you now, and He will be with you always.

So if you find yourself filled with sorrow or grief today, prayerfully read over these 9 Most Powerful Psalms to Overcome Grief. The words themselves will become a healing balm to your soul. Even if you feel alone right now, believe that God is near you and is always watching over you – because He is. It is okay to cry out to Lord and ask for His mercy, too. Grief comes upon all of us in all its various forms and manifestations, and however you cry out to Him rest assured that He hears you, is with you, and He will help you.

9 Most Powerful Psalms to Overcome Grief

Psalm 31:10-11, 15-16

Be gracious to me, Lord, for I am in distress;
affliction is wearing down my eyes,
my throat and my insides.
My life is worn out by sorrow,
and my years by sighing.
My strength fails in my affliction;
my bones are wearing down.

But I trust in you, Lord;
I say, “You are my God.”
My destiny is in your hands

Psalm 147:1, 3-5

How good to sing praise to our God;
how pleasant to give fitting praise.

Healing the brokenhearted,
and binding up their wounds.
He numbers the stars,
and gives to all of them their names.
Great is our Lord, vast in power,
with wisdom beyond measure.

Psalm 23:1-4

The Lord is my shepherd;
there is nothing I lack.
In green pastures he makes me lie down;
to still waters he leads me;
he restores my soul.
He guides me along right paths
for the sake of his name.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff comfort me.

Psalm 6:3-5, 9-10

Have pity on me, Lord, for I am weak;
heal me, Lord, for my bones are shuddering.
My soul too is shuddering greatly—
and you, Lord, how long…?
Turn back, Lord, rescue my soul;
save me because of your mercy.

Away from me, all who do evil!
The Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.
The Lord has heard my plea;
the Lord will receive my prayer.

Psalm 107:19-22

In their distress they cried to the Lord,
who saved them in their peril,
Sent forth his word to heal them,
and snatched them from the grave.
Let them thank the Lord for his mercy,
such wondrous deeds for the children of Adam.
Let them offer a sacrifice in thanks,
recount his works with shouts of joy.

Psalm 73:23-26

Yet I am always with you;
you take hold of my right hand. 
With your counsel you guide me,
and at the end receive me with honor.
Whom else have I in the heavens?
None beside you delights me on earth.
Though my flesh and my heart fail,
God is the rock of my heart, my portion forever.

Psalm 34:2-5, 7, 18-20

I will bless the Lord at all times;
his praise shall be always in my mouth.
My soul will glory in the Lord;
let the poor hear and be glad.
Magnify the Lord with me;
and let us exalt his name together.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me,
delivered me from all my fears.

This poor one cried out and the Lord heard,
and from all his distress he saved him.

The righteous cry out, the Lord hears
and he rescues them from all their afflictions.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted,
saves those whose spirit is crushed.
Many are the troubles of the righteous,
but the Lord delivers him from them all.

Psalm 16:1-2, 7-9, 11

Keep me safe, O God;
in you I take refuge.
I say to the Lord,
you are my Lord,
you are my only good.

I bless the Lord who counsels me;
even at night my heart exhorts me.
I keep the Lord always before me;
with him at my right hand, I shall never be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad, my soul rejoices;
my body also dwells secure …

You will show me the path to life,
abounding joy in your presence,
the delights at your right hand forever.

Psalm 109:21-22, 30-31

But you, Lord, are my Lord,
deal kindly with me for your name’s sake;
in your great mercy rescue me.
For I am poor and needy;
my heart is pierced within me.

I will give fervent thanks to the Lord;
before a crowd I will praise him.
For he stands at the right hand of the poor
to save him from those who pass judgment on him.

Extra Bible Verses for Consideration

Isaiah 41:10

Do not fear: I am with you;
do not be anxious: I am your God.
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.

2 Corinthians 1:3-5

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and God of all encouragement, who encourages us in our every affliction, so that we may be able to encourage those who are in any affliction with the encouragement with which we ourselves are encouraged by God. For as Christ’s sufferings overflow to us, so through Christ does our encouragement also overflow. 

Matthew 5:3-5

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the land.

Revelation 21:3-5

I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, God’s dwelling is with the human race. He will dwell with them and they will be his people and God himself will always be with them [as their God]. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, wailing or pain, [for] the old order has passed away.” The one who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.”

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.

Joshua 1:9

I command you: be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord, your God, is with you wherever you go.

Romans 8:18

I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us.

Lamentations 3:31-32, 55-57

Though he brings grief, he takes pity,
according to the abundance of his mercy;
He does not willingly afflict
or bring grief to human beings.

I have called upon your name, O Lord,
from the bottom of the pit;
You heard me call, “Do not let your ear be deaf
to my cry for help.”
You drew near on the day I called you;
you said, “Do not fear!”

5 Saint Quotes for Mental Health

“Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?” -St. Gerard majella.

“Do not have any anxiety about the future. Leave everything in God’s hands for He will take care of you” -St. John the Baptist de La Salle.

“Let nothing disturb you, let nothing frighten you; all things are passing away. God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices” -St. Theresa of Avila.

“Throw yourself into God’s arms. He will carry you when the road is rough” -St. John Baptiste de La Salle.

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