35 Best Bible Verses For Depression Needed Right Now

Are you currently dealing with depression? You are not alone! I’ve dealt with depression firsthand and know the weight of trying to carry it and it’s a heavy burden to bare. Depression is real but I serve a powerful almighty God who arms His children with the word of God. Here are 35 bible verses for depression so that you can gain hope and peace and live your best life.

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35 Best Bible Verses For Depression Needed Right Now

Depression In Christianity

Something I will never understand is why so many Christians suffer in silence from depression. Friend, you should be able to go to your pastor or life group member in confidence without judgment. There are countless situations in life that will cause depression to take hold of you.

24 Signs Of Depression

  1. Sin
  2. Grief
  3. Guilt
  4. Sadness
  5. Agitation
  6. Insomnia
  7. Addiction
  8. Tragedies
  9. Loneliness
  10. Heartbreak
  11. Self-Esteem
  12. Restlessness
  13. Concentration
  14. Energy Level
  15. Mood Swings
  16. Spiritual Attacks
  17. Disappointment
  18. Loss Of Interest
  19. Excessive Crying
  20. Changes In Sleep
  21. Loss Of Appetite
  22. Daily Behavior
  23. Thoughts Of Suicide
  24. Lack Of Concentration

As born-again followers of Jesus Christ, there’s hope. Read the following verse.

These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world. John 16:33

Depression is an illness like any other.

Such as…

  1. Cancer
  2. Diabetes
  3. Heart Disease
  4. Graves Disease
  5. High Blood Pressure and much more

No one is immune to becoming depressed, (even Christians), and it’s not a sin, it can happen to anyone.


35 Best Bible Verses For Depression Needed Right Now


God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

Bible Verses For Depression

Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

The righteous cry and the Lord hears. And delivers them out of all their troubles. Psalm 34:17

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted. And saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18


35 Best Bible Verses For Depression Needed Right Now

But God, who comforts the depressed, comforted us by the coming of Titus. 2 Corinthians 7:6

And not only by his coming but also by the comfort with which he was comforted in you, as he reported to us your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced even more. 2 Corinthians 7:7

Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

Trust in the Lord with all your heart. And do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:6

35 Bible Verses To Fight Depression

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6

And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, But a good word makes it glad. Proverbs 12:25

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

The Lord also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble. Psalm 9:9

For God has not given us a spirit of timidity but of power and love and discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away. Revelation 21:4

The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. Deuteronomy 31:8

Yet those who wait for the Lord. Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary. Isaiah 40:31

But You, O Lord, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head. Psalm 3:3


35 Best Bible Verses For Depression Needed Right Now.

Verses For Depression

The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace Because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3

These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world. John 16:33

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:29

For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. Matthew 11:30

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God. Psalm 42:11

He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay,
And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm. Psalm 40:2

No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13

The righteous cry and the Lord hears. And delivers them out of all their troubles. Psalm 34:17

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23 Bible Quotes About Depression

You are valuable just because you exist. Not because of what you do or what you have done, but simply because you are.

Max Lucado

Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.

David Richo

Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone.

Lisa Olivera

There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.

John Green

Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.

Albus Dumbledore

You don’t need to find a lesson in your trauma

Jordan Pickell

There is no normal life that is free of pain. It’s the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth.

Fred Rogers

Positive vibes only’ isn’t a thing. Humans have a wide range of emotions and that’s OK.

Molly Bahr

Emotional pain is not something that should be hidden away and never spoken about. There is truth in your pain, there is growth in your pain, but only if it’s first brought out into the open.

Steven Aitchison

My dark days made me strong. Or maybe I already was strong, and they made me prove it.

Emery Lord

What if you moved through the world as if you were easy to be loved? Because I promise you, you are easy to love.

Sonalee Rashatwar

Being able to be your true self is one of the strongest components of good mental health.

Dr. Lauren Fogel Mersy

When we deny our pain, losses, and feelings year after year, we become less and less human. We transform slowly into empty shells with smiley faces painted on them. 

Peter Scazzero

You don’t have to be positive all the time. It’s perfectly okay to feel sad, angry, annoyed, frustrated, scared, and anxious. Having feelings doesn’t make you a negative person. It makes you human.

Lori Deschene

Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also harder to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: It is easier to say ‘My tooth is aching’ than to say ‘My heart is broken.

C.S. Lewis

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

Kahlil Gibran

Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better.

Emile Coue

If we start being honest about our pain, our anger, and our shortcomings instead of pretending they don’t exist, then maybe we’ll leave the world a better place than we found it.

Russell Wilson

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known to suffer, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but you are not the rain.

Matt Haig

Some of the most comforting words in the universe are ‘me too.’ That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else’s struggle, that you’re not alone, and that others have been down the same road.


Vulnerability is not knowing victory of defeat, it’s understanding the necessity of both; it’s engaging. It’s being all in.

Brene Brown

Hope is not defined by the absence of hardship. Rather, hope is found in God’s grace in the midst of hardship. Hope is found in his promise to give us a future.

Stuart Scott

Your Turn

What do you think about the Bible verses for depression? Will they be helpful to you when it comes to finding Bible verses to fight depression? What about the signs of depression? I find them very helpful. Now you understand that depression in Christianity is no different for Christians than non-Christians. I really hope you find them helpful in your time of need.

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