58 Encouraging Bible Verses for Depression

Feeling down, read these encouraging bible verses for depression to uplift your spirits.


  1. For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
    Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)



  2. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
    Philippians 4:8 (NLT)



  3. No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; heíll never let you be pushed past your limit; heíll always be there to help you come through it.
    1 Corinthians 10:13 (MSG)



  4. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
    2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (NIV)



  5. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
    Galatians 6:9 (NIV)



  6. "There is hope for your future," declares the LORD.
    Jeremiah 31:17 (NASB)



  7. 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.
    2 Corinthians 1:3 - 4 (NIV)



  8. Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you. 
Hebrews 13:5
  9. Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.
    Hebrews 13:5 (NIV)



  10. Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is Godís will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT)



  11. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
    2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)



  12. "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."
    Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV)



  13. Three things will last forever - faith, hope, and love - and the greatest of these is love.
    1 Corinthians 13:13 (NLT)



  14. Be joyful in hope; Patient in affliction, Faithful in prayer.
    Romans 12:12 (NIV)



  15. For we are Godís masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
    Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)



  16. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
    2 Corinthians 4:8-9 (NIV)



  17. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
    Galatians 6:9 (NIV)



  18. 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.
    2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV)



  19. God himself is who goes before you. He will be with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you. Donít be afraid. Donít be discouraged.
    Deuteronomy 31:8 (WEB)



  20. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
    2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)



  21. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 
Matthew 11:28
  22. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
    Matthew 11:28 (NIV)



  23. Be joyful in hope; Patient in affliction, Faithful in prayer.
    Romans 12:12 (NIV)



  24. Don't be afraid, nor be dismayed; for the Lord God, even my God, is with you. He will not fail you, nor forsake you.
    1 Chronicles 28:20 (WEB)



  25. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me.
    Psalm 138:7 (NIV)



  26. God will also be a high tower for the oppressed; a high tower in times of trouble.
    Psalm 9:9 (WEB)



  27. When I said, "My foot is slipping," your love, O LORD, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.
    Psalm 94:18-19 (NIV)



  28. Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit him, and he will make your paths straight.
    Proverbs 3:5,6 (NIV)



  29. Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.
    Proverbs 10:12 (NIV)



  30. Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
    Psalm 46:10 (NKJV)



  31. Don't be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you. 
Joshua 1:9
  32. Don't be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you.
    Joshua 1:9 (WEB)



  33. Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Donít be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
    Isaiah 41:10 (NLT)



  34. Worry weighs us down; a cheerful word picks us up.
    Proverbs 12:25 (MSG)



  35. Be strong. Take courage. Donít be intimidated. Donít give them a second thought because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. Heís right there with you. He wonít let you down; he wonít leave you."
    Deuteronomy 31:6 (MSG)



  36. I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.
    Psalm 139:7-10 (NLT)



  37. The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him.
    Nahum 1:7 (NKJV)



  38. Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
    Matthew 6:27 (NLT)



  39. Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
    Psalm 139:23 (NLT)



  40. Jesus replied, "What is impossible with man is possible with God."
    Luke 18:27 (NIV)



  41. And we know that ALL things work together for GOOD to those who LOVE GOD, to those who are the called according to HIS purpose.
    Romans 8:28 (NKJV)



  42. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
    Matthew 10:29-31 (ESV)



  43. 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.
    Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)



  44. You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
    Psalm 119:114 (NIV)



  45. Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
    James 5:13 (ESV)



  46. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
    John 14:27 (NASB)



  47. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. 
Philippians 4:13
  48. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
    Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)



  49. The Lord is near to ALL who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.
    Psalms 145:18 (NKJV)



  50. Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for 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.
    Isaiah 40:28-31 (ESV)



  51. The Lord is on my side; I will NOT FEAR. What can man do to me?
    Psalms 118:6 (ESV)



  52. I keep the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
    Psalm 16:8 (NRSV)



  53. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
    1 Peter 3:9 (NIV)



  54. The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.
    Psalm 23:1-3 (NLT)



  55. Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you.
    Isaiah 54:10 (NIV)



  56. But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
    1 Timothy 6:6-7 (NIV)



  57. Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.
    James 1:17 (NLT)



  58. As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him.
    Psalm 18:30 (NIV)



  59. Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
    Matthew 6:25 (ESV)



  60. Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD. 
Psalm 31:24
  61. Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.
    Psalm 31:24 (NIV)



  62. But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. The Lord isnít really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.
    2 Peter 3:8-9 (NLT)



  63. And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They donít work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
    Matthew 6:28-30 (NLT)

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