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110 Encouraging Bible Verses for Feeling Down and Out

In this post, I will share 110 encouraging Bible verses for feeling down and out. During hard times and moments of sadness, you can turn to these comforting Bible verses. Whether you are bearing a heavy burden or simply need a gentle reminder of God’s love, I hope that these precious promises will bring you comfort and peace.

Encouraging Bible Verses for Feeling Down and Out

There is always a word of God that we can hold on to in every season. This list of Bible verses will remind you that as Children of God, God is always present with us in difficult times.

1. ‭Psalms 147:3

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

2. ‭Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; [6] in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

3. ‭John 14:27

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

4. ‭Isaiah 40:31

But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

5. ‭John 16:33

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.

6. ‭Romans 8:28

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

7. ‭Psalms 34:17-18

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.

8. ‭Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

9. ‭Galatians 6:9

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

10. ‭Matthew 11:28

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

11. ‭Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”

12. ‭John 14:1

Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.

13. ‭Psalms 55:1-2

Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea; hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught.

14. ‭Hebrews 13:5-6

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”

15. ‭Isaiah 26:3-4

You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, For in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength.

16. ‭Deuteronomy 31:8

And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”

17. ‭Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

18. ‭John 3:16

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

19. ‭Psalms 28:7

The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him.

20. ‭Matthew 11:29

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

21. ‭Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

22. ‭Psalms 73:26

My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

23. ‭I Peter 5:7

Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

24. ‭Romans 12:12

Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;

25. ‭Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

26. ‭Psalms 34:19-20

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all. He guards all his bones; Not one of them is broken.

27. ‭2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

28. ‭I Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

29. ‭Psalms 18:6

In my distress I called upon the Lord, And cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, And my cry came before Him, even to His ears.

30. ‭Romans 12:2

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

31. ‭Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

32. ‭Psalms 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?

33. ‭Romans 8:38-39

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

34. ‭Psalms 4:8

I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

35. ‭Philippians 4:6

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

36. ‭Romans 8:26-28

Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

37. ‭Matthew 6:26-27

Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

38. ‭Psalms 46:1

God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.

39. ‭Psalms 62:5

My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him.

40. ‭Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

41. ‭Jeremiah 31:25

For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.”

42. ‭Psalms 119:114

You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.

43. ‭Romans 8:18

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

44. ‭Psalms 43:5

Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

45. ‭I Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

46. ‭I Chronicles 28:20

And David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God—my God—will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you, until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.

47. ‭Psalms 42:5-6

Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance. O my God, my soul is cast down within me; Therefore I will remember You from the land of the Jordan, And from the heights of Hermon, From the Hill Mizar.

48. ‭Philippians 4:19

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

49. ‭Romans 8:6

For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

50. ‭Psalms 46:10

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

51. ‭Psalm 62:5-8

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.

52. ‭Romans 8:1-2

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

53. ‭I Kings 8:56

Blessed be the Lord, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. There has not failed one word of all His good promise, which He promised through His servant Moses.

54. ‭Psalms 32:10

Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; But he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him.

55. ‭Matthew 6:33

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

56. ‭Psalms 16:11

You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

57. ‭James 1:2-4

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

58.‭ Psalms 40:2

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.

59. ‭Isaiah 3:10

Say to the righteous that it shall be well with them, For they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

60. ‭Hebrews 4:16

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

61. ‭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.

62. ‭Matthew 11:28-30

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

63. ‭Psalms 91:1-2

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”

64. ‭Psalms 37:23-24

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the Lord upholds him with His hand.

65. 2 Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.

66.‭ ‭Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”

67. ‭Isaiah 40:29

He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.

68. ‭Revelation 21:4

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

69. ‭Romans 6:4

Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

70. ‭Proverbs 17:22

A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.

71. ‭Isaiah 41:11-13

Behold, all those who were incensed against you Shall be ashamed and disgraced; They shall be as nothing, And those who strive with you shall perish. You shall seek them and not find them— Those who contended with you. Those who war against you Shall be as nothing, As a nonexistent thing. For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’

72. ‭Proverbs 16:9

A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.

73. ‭Nahum 1:7

The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him.

74. ‭Jeremiah 29:11-13

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

75. ‭Micah 7:8

Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; When I fall, I will arise; When I sit in darkness, The Lord will be a light to me.

76. ‭Psalms 30:5

For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.

77. ‭2 Corinthians 12:9

But 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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

78. ‭Psalms 27:14

Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!

79. ‭1 Corinthians 13:7

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

80. ‭1 Corinthians 1:3

May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.

81. ‭John 15:7

If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

82.‭ I Peter 5:6-7

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, [7] casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

83. ‭Psalms 23:4-5

Yea, 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, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.

84. ‭‭Psalms 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.

85. ‭2 Corinthians 4:18

While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

86. ‭Romans 8:35

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

87. ‭Matthew 6:26

Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

88. ‭Deuteronomy 31:8

And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.

89. ‭Psalms 38:9

Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You.

90. ‭Ecclesiastes 11:10

Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, And put away evil from your flesh, For childhood and youth are vanity.

91. ‭Revelation 7:16-17

They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

92. ‭John 14:27

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

93. ‭Romans 8:18

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

94. ‭Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad.

95. ‭Proverbs 18:10

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.

96. ‭Job 1:20-21

Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped. And he said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.

97. ‭Philippians 4:7

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

98. ‭I Corinthians 1:27

But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty.

99. ‭Psalms 42:11

Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.

100. ‭Lamentations 3:22-23

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.

101. ‭Isaiah 43:2

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you.

102. ‭Matthew 5:4

Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.

103. ‭Isaiah 26:3

You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.

104. ‭Isaiah 40:29

He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength.

105. ‭Psalms 94:19

In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.

106. ‭2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

107. ‭Psalm 119:50

This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.

108. ‭Isaiah 49:13

Sing, O heavens! Be joyful, O earth! And break out in singing, O mountains! For the Lord has comforted His people, And will have mercy on His afflicted.

109. ‭2 Corinthians 7:10

For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.

110. ‭Psalms 30:4-5

Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the word of God provides timeless comfort and guidance for us when we face trials of various kinds. Nevertheless, we may sometimes still need to get professional help. If you or a family member or a close friend find yourselves under the dark cloud of depression or any other mental health issues, don’t hesitate to seek support from a qualified professional. Remember, turning to any of these Bible verses for feeling down and out can offer strength and healing, but pairing that with professional help will provide a more holistic healing for you.

Sources: English Standard Version (ESV) and New International Version (NIV).

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