Regardless of what you’re going through right now, there are comforting Bible verses you can read and meditate on to find peace.
God loves and cares about His people. No matter what hardships you may be facing, He never leaves His children to face things alone. The Lord tells us in the Bible that He knows our concerns and that we only need look to Him to find peace and comfort. He is always faithful; in your prayers, ask Him for guidance, protection, and peace and listen to Him through His words.
If you don’t happen to have a physical Bible, you can go to the Bible Gateway website and look up scripture verses. They also have an app for your cellphone.
Comforting Bible Verses for Grieving
Loss is one hardship that many find difficult to deal with. Whether it’s the loss of a job, a friend, a family member, a child, spouse, even a beloved pet, let God’s Word help you cope.
John 16:22 “Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.”
Psalms 34:18 “The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as [a]have a contrite spirit.”
Matthew 11:28-30 “28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 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. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
After reading some of the above and below comforting Bible verses for whatever you’re going through, sit back, relax and listen to a beautiful song about trusting and looking to God for peace and comfort.
Look to God’s Word for Strength During Hard Times
Sometimes we all feel like we’re not strong enough to deal with whatever we’re facing. You may feel at your wit’s end and you’re just not handling things well. Let these verses in God’s Word calm you and give you the strength to go on.
Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
Exodus 15:2 “The Lord is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation;
He is my God, and I will praise Him;
My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.”
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.”
Bible Verses for Comforting the Sick
Whether you’ve fallen sick or you’re caring for a loved one who’s fallen ill, you can use these verses to help you pray for healing.
1 Peter 5:10 “But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.”
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Exodus 23:25 “So you shall serve the Lord your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.”
Encouraging Bible Verses for Anxiety
Are you feeling anxious over something? Maybe you need to go on a long trip, or you’re starting a new job. Maybe you’re thinking about leaving a job and you’re anxious about it.
Maybe you’re dealing with depression, whether psychological or clinical; you just don’t feel normal.
Many people don’t adjust well to any kind of major change in their lives and that can bring on all kinds of anxiety. And that’s okay! Just pick up your Bible or launch your app and read the words of the Lord to help calm your anxieties.
Psalm 94:17-19 “17 Unless the Lord had been my help,
My soul would soon have settled in silence.
18 If I say, “My foot slips,”
Your mercy, O Lord, will hold me up.
19 In the multitude of my anxieties within me,
Your comforts delight my soul.”
Philippians 4:6 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”
John 14:1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.”
Scriptures for Comforting Others
Has a close friend or family member fallen on hard times, lost someone or something, or facing an illness or injury? These words will help you pray for them or even pray with them to comfort them in their time of need.
2 Corinthians 1:3-6 “3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 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. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. 6 Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.”
Psalm 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.”
Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.”
Comforting Bible Verses for Peace of Mind
Do you ever feel uneasy and you just can’t put your finger on the reason? Maybe you’re worried about something or someone? Let these verses calm you and put your mind at rest.
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.”
Psalm 4:8 “I will both lie down in peace, and sleep;
For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
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.”
What are your favorite comforting Bible verses?