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Bible Verses for Sadness

bible verses for sadness

Comfort and Hope in God’s Presence in Sadness

  • Psalm 34:18 – “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
  • 1 Peter 5:7 – “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
  • Psalm 34:17 – “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.”
  • Matthew 11:28 – “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
  • Psalm 42:11 – “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.”

God’s Comfort and Presence while Sad

  • Psalm 147:3 – “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
  • 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.”
  • Psalm 23:1-3 – “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.”
  • Matthew 5:4 – “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

God’s Promises and Faithfulness:

  • Isaiah 43:2 – “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.”
  • Nahum 1:7 – “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.”
  • Romans 8:38-39 – “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.”
  • Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
  • Psalm 145:13 – “The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.”

Prayer and Seeking God’s Help:

  • Psalm 61:1-2 – “Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”
  • Psalm 56:3 – “But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.”
  • Psalm 10:17 – “You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry.”
  • Psalm 9:9 – “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.”
  • Psalm 34:4 – “I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.”

Strength in Weakness:

  • 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 about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
  • Isaiah 40:29 – “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”
  • Psalm 28:7 – “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.”
  • Isaiah 40:30-31 – “Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 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.”
  • Psalm 18:1 – “I love you, Lord, my strength.”

Seeking Peace and Comfort:

  • John 14:27 – “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
  • Philippians 4:6 – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
  • Isaiah 26:3 – “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you.”
  • 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.”
  • Psalm 29:11 – “The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.”

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