Depression can be a taboo in Christian circles. Bible verses for depression are important. A friend of mine struggled with an eating disorder for a long time. The sad part is that she found little to no support from within the body of Christ. Depression is similar. It is a subject that has been rendered a taboo within the church. This makes it difficult to bring it up.
Those who suffer from it suffer in silence. If you have read our post on praying for pastors you will know that many pastors and church leaders struggle with these things. It is not easy to see the worst of human conditions and support everyone daily. Yet it is seldom addressed by Christians. This is a driving factor in suicide rates. A sense of hopelessness takes over people’s lives and drives them to the end.
Our prayer and hope in creating these bible verses for depression
Bible Verses for Depression
John 3:16 New King James Version (NKJV)
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
John 16:33 New King James Version (NKJV)
33 These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you [a]will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Isaiah 40:30-31 New King James Version (NKJV)
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall,31 But those who wait on 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.
Psalm 43:5 New King James Version (NKJV)
5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The [a]help of my countenance and my God.
Philippians 2:5-8 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Humbled and Exalted Christ
5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it [a]robbery to be equal with God, 7 but [b]made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
Psalm 138:3 New King James Version (NKJV)
3 In the day when I cried out, You answered me,And made me bold with strength in my soul.
Psalm 91 New King James Version (NKJV)
Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God
91 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the [a]fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and [b]buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,Nor of the arrow that flies by day,6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.8 Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall [c]bear you up, Lest you [d]dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will [e]set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With [f]long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”
Isaiah 26:3 New King James Version (NKJV)
3 You will keep him in perfect peace,Whose mind is stayed on You,Because he trusts in You.
Matthew 11:28 New King James Version (NKJV)
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Psalm 55:22 New King James Version (NKJV)
22 Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be [a]moved.
Father, you are a God of hope. You are God to the hopeless, the widows, the orphans and the depressed. We pray for those going through a season of depression, dear Lord. We ask that you would cover them divinely in their coming in and
Show them grace in all that they set out to do. Surround them with an able support system. Raise them as a testimony for others that may find themselves in the same situation, in Jesus’ name. Depression will not be the end of them. They will rise! They will soar! They will see the goodness of the Lord and the land of the living! They will know joy in its fullness. Father, make them whole. Grant them fulfilment in all they seek to do. Amen
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