For He will command His angels concerning me;
to guard me in all my ways.
Best Psalms for Comfort and Hope
Who do you turn to when you are in need of comfort and hope? When you are hurting, overwhelmed or feeling hopeless? Despite what you may think (or what the world may have you believe), there is only one Person we can turn too for lasting comfort and hope … and that is God. He is able to comfort us in a unique and wholesome way because only He knows all things. A person with a good heart may be able to help someone else for a short while, but their ability to comfort is limited. They cannot offer what God can — lasting comfort and hope for the future — because, like us, they do not know the future. Nor do they understand your innermost heart, thoughts and desires … but God does.
Because of this, it is crucial to go to God first with all your concerns — when you are in need of real comfort and hope. Because of His omniscience (being all-knowing), the Lord is able to give you exactly what you need — a supernatural peace and joy. He is able to come to your aid in a way the world cannot and will not. And one of the ways He communicates to us is through His living Word — the Holy Bible. As you read through the promises He makes to you throughout Scripture, you will feel Him speaking directly to you. Moreover, the Holy Spirit will begin to soothe your heart and mind, and you will begin to feel a much needed sense of comfort and hope for your future.
Here is a list of the Best Psalms for Comfort and Hope. As you prayerfully read them over, allow the Lord to give you His inner peace. Pay attention to those verses that speak the loudest to you and spend extra time with them. Most importantly, believe His Words. They are being spoken to you and, with faith, will transform the way you feel, think and move ahead into the beautiful future He has planned for you.
Best Psalms for Comfort and Hope
“I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in Whom I trust.’ Surely He will save me from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover me with His feathers, and under His wings I will find refuge; His faithfulness will be my shield and rampart.”
How comforting it is to know, Lord, that You cover me with Your feathers and under Your wings I will find my much needed refuge.
“For He will command His angels concerning me;
to guard me in all my ways.”
Thank You, God, for sending Your angels to be by my side.
“God is my refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
Thank You, Jesus, for being my ever-present help in trouble.
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and earth.”
“The Lord will keep me from all harm—He will watch over my life; the Lord will watch over my coming and going both now and forevermore.”
My help comes from You, Lord. Thank You for keeping me from all harm and being the light to my feet.
“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”
Thank You for being my comfort, Lord! I will fear no evil!
“Know that the Lord has set apart His faithful servant for Himself; the Lord hears when I call to Him.”
“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for You alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
Thank You for setting me apart, Lord, for hearing me when I call to You. I am in peace tonight knowing I dwell in Your safety.
“Surely, Lord, You bless the righteous; You surround them with Your favor as with a shield.”
I love Your Name and rejoice in You, Lord. Thank, You, for surrounding me with your shield in favor.
“The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know Your Name trust in You, for You, Lord, have never forsaken those of us who seek You.”
I seek You now, Lord. Thank You for not forsaking me in my troubles.
“I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”
My eyes are fixed firmly on You, Lord, not on my problems or emotions.
“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in Whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I called to the Lord, Who is worthy of all praise, and I have been saved from my enemies.”
Thank You for saving me, Lord! You are indeed worthy of all praise! My Rock, my Refuge, and my Stronghold – thank You for being my salvation.
“The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?”
Thank You for being my Light in the darkness. Because of You, Lord, I am no longer afraid.
“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
Thank You for being close to my broken heart, Lord. You are a loving God Who cares for my crushed spirit. In You I find all my hope and care.
“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.”
I trust in You, Lord. I know You hear my cry. I know You plan on lifting me out of this difficult situation and giving me a firm place to stand.
“Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.”
I vow to cast my cares on You, Lord, for You will sustain me. You will never let me be shaken. Thank you, God!
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in You. In God, Whose Word I praise — in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
I am not afraid, Lord, for you are on my side. Thank You for Your precious Word which I meditate on day and night.
“But You, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.”
Thank You for being compassionate and gracious to me, Lord. You are patient with my weaknesses, abounding in love and faithfulness.
“When anxiety was great within me, Your consolation brought me [great] joy.”
My anxiety has been great, Lord, but in Your compassion and love I have found great joy.
“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.”
I give thanks for you, Lord! You are so good and your divine love is felt forever.
“My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life. May Your unfailing love be my comfort, according to Your promise to Your servant. Let Your compassion come to me that I may live, for Your Law is my delight.”
I was suffering greatly, Lord, but Your promises have preserved my life. Your unfailing love and compassion have been my steady comfort. All my days I will delight in Your commands.
“If I go up to the Heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in the depths, You are there also.”
No matter where I go, my Lord, You are there … loving and protecting me all the days of my life. Amen!
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no human mind has conceived the good things God has prepared for those who love and trust Him“
— 1 Corinthians 2:9.