Bible Verses on Depression


Are you struggling with Depression?
Depression, sometime called the “common cold” of psychological problems,  is one thing that no one wants to experience but it can happen at any point and time. It is complicated and deadly because it can lead to suicide. Many things can cause depression. You can get depressed when things are not going well in life, or when you made an unwise decision or made a mistake which we can not easily forget and forgive ourselves for. Those are just to name a few things that can rob us of our joy and peace.

If  you suffer from depression, one of the best things you can do is read God’s Word. From personal experience with depression, a Bible verse proactively helps fighting against your negative thinking.

You need to fill your mind with God’s promises and blessings so that we don’t have time and space in your mind for anything else that can destroy you. A Bible verse for depression can get you on the right track.

Please study and memorize, if you will, the following Bible Verses (NIV) to help you overcome depression. Place these scriptures in your heart and watch God change you.  Please note that these verses are taken out of their original context, so you may want to read the whole chapter respectively for better understanding of each verse.

  1. Deuteronomy 4:30-31
    When you are in distress and all these things have happened to you, then in later days you will return to the LORD your God and obey him. For the LORD your God is a merciful God; he will not abandon or destroy you or forget the covenant with your ancestors, which he confirmed to them by oath.
  2. Deuteronomy 33:27
    The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
    He will drive out your enemies before you, saying, ‘Destroy them!’
  3. Hosea 6:1
    Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.
  4. Nehemiah 8:10
    Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
  5. Psalm 27:14
    Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
  6. 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.
  7. Psalm 34:17
    The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
  8. Psalm 34:19
    The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;
  9. Psalm 34:18
    The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
  10. Psalm 37:23-24
    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.
  11. Psalm 40:1-2
    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.
  12. Psalm 42:5
    Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
  13. Psalms 147:3
    He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
  14. Proverbs 13:12
    Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
  15. Proverbs 15:13
    A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.
  16. Proverbs 17:22
    A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
  17. Proverbs 18:14
    The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?
  18. Isaiah 26:3-4
    You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal.
  19. Isaiah 40:31
    but 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Isaiah 43:2-3
    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. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead.
  22. Isaiah 58:9-10
    Then you will call, and the LORD will answer;  you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. “If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.
  23. Jeremiah 29:11
    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
  24. Jonah 4:3
    Now, LORD, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.”
  25. Matthew 6:30-34
    If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?  So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
  26. Matthew 11:28
    Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
  27. John 10:10
    The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
  28. John 16:33
    I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
  29. Romans 8:22
    We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.
  30. Romans 8:28
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
  31. Romans 8:37-39
    No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  32. 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.
  33. Philippians 4:6
    Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
  34. Philippians 4:12-13
    I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
  35. Philippians 4:19-20
    And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
  36. 1 Thessalonians 5:14
    And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
  37. 2 Timothy 1:7
    For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
  38. Hebrews 13:5,6
    Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
  39. James 4:8
    Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
  40. 1 Peter 5:7
    Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

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