Sometimes when we are walking through the valley of the shadow of death, we find ourselves in need of comfort. We aren't always able to change our circumstances – we just need some encouraging reminders that we are not alone as we move forward in life. That's where God comes in, and these Bible verses about comfort and encouragement.
We have the Lord's promises to cling to. We know that He will never leave us or forsake us. We know that He will bring us to the mountain top and soothe our aching wounds. We also know that anything we experience here on earth is just temporary.
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Whenever I feel myself on the verge of depression or anxiety I turn to my daily affirmations and remember who I am in the Lord. That alone – the immense change in identity that comes as a Christian brings me comfort and joy. My old man is no longer in control because I am a new creation in Christ. Hallelujah!
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I also have to remember that I do not have to walk in confusion or fear. God's peace is powerful and beyond our limited comprehension. But He is in control and able to strength, carry, and help me, as these Bible verses about comfort remind us.
The final reminder I want to highlight in these Bible verses about comfort is that we are living a temporary life here on earth. We are given the chance to follow God in an abundant, faith-filled life now. And then we are raised in eternal life with Him later. Forever. The reminder that any mourning and pain is just for a season comforts me.
It is, as always, my prayer that you will experience God's peace, joy, and encouragement in these Bible verses about comfort.
Old Testament Bible Verses About Comfort
“The LORD himself will lead you and be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you, so do not lose courage or be afraid.”
~ (Deuteronomy 31:8)
“He sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.”
~ Job 5:11
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. … Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”
~ Psalm 23:4, 6
“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.”
~ Psalm 30:5
“This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.”
~ Psalm 34:6-7
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
~ Psalm 91:1-2
“Let your constant love comfort me, as you have promised me, your servant.”
~ Psalm 119:76
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
~ Psalm 147:3
“Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the LORD GOD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.”
~ Isaiah 12:2
“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
“For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”
“Sing, heavens! Shout for joy, earth! Let the mountains burst into song! The LORD will comfort his people; he will have pity on his suffering people.”
~ Isaiah 49:13
“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 LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, And He knows those who take refuge in Him.”
~ Nahum 1:7
“The LORD your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.”
~ Zephaniah 3:17
New Testament Bible Verses About Comfort
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
~ Matthew 5:4
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 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.”
~ Matthew 11:28-29
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.”
~ John 14:27
“When I go, you will not be left all alone; I will come back to you. In a little while the world will see me no more, but you will see me; and because I live, you also will live.”
~ John 14:18-19
“I have told you these things so that you can have peace in me. In this world you will have troubles. But be brave! I have defeated the world!”
~ John 16:33
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“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”
~ Romans 8:18
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”
~ Romans 8:28
“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
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
~ 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”
~ 2 Corinthians 5:17
“And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness ” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.”
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
~ Philippians 4:6
“So we can confidently say, The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
~ Hebrews 13:6
“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,”
~ James 1:2
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
~ Revelation 21:4
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