Bible Verses For Depression

Bible verses for depression would include verses about hope, because we usually get depressed when we lose hope.


Proverbs 13:12 (King James Version)

12. Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.


Psalm 42:5 & 11 (King James Version)

5. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

11. Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.


In a state of depression bible verses about hope and trust in Jesus Christ the Lord are a great prescription for the soul.


Jeremiah 17:7 (King James Version)

7. Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.


Psalm 31:24 (King James Version)

24. Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.


2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 (King James Version)

16. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,

17. Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.


1 Peter 1:13 (King James Version)

13. Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;


More hope bible verses for depression -

Psalm 16:9 (King James Version)

9. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.


Ecclesiastes 9:4 (King James Version)

4. For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.



Scripture that tells us to believe that God cares are also good bible verses for depression.

1 Peter 5:6-7 (King James Version)

6. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

7. Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.



And one must remember, according to these bible verses for depression, that through Christ we have direct access to God the Father, so pray -

Ephesians 2:18 (King James Version)

18. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.


Hebrews 6:18-19 (King James Version)

18. That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

19. Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;




Therefore we can go to God boldly and ask for help, don't be shy or afraid -

Hebrews 4:16 (King James Version

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


This bible verse for depression states to believe good will come from bad things if we love God -

Romans 8:28 (King James Version)

28. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.


Laughing is also a great medicine -

Proverbs 17:22 (King James Version)

22. A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.


Proverbs 15:13 (King James Version)

13. A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.



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