Depression has been felt by human beings since God created man. This section contains bible verses about depression that outline what the bible has to say about depression.
When you feel like depressed, typically you lack of energy and difficulty in maintaining concentration or interest in life. Feeling sad or hopeless happens to all of us. The person who feels sadness and being unable to cope overwhelm the person, it is possible that they have depression. God wants us to be always a strong one when things went wrong. Nothing in life comes easy. He wants us to put Him in the centre of our lives. God is good as He won’t let His people to feel so down. He lends His hand to carry us to live and move on. Depressions are normal parts of being human. God is not punishing His people for their sadness, but, instead, God acts as a loving Father. He is our hope when we are in trouble including depression. When we feel like we are depressed, open our hearts and eyes to God and through His power and love, everything will be alright. God is our light and in Him there is no darkness at all. God is Love and He has forgiven us the freedom of will. So, it is our choice if we use it in an evil way. Below are verses about depression.
In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye.
“… It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
– The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.
I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.
But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.
Psalm 31:22 -24
You heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help… Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.
Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the LORD.
Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
The steps of a man are established by the LORD; And He delights in his way. When he falls, he shall not be hurled headlong; Because the LORD is the One who holds his hand.
Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence.
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.
He heals the brokenhearted, And binds up their wounds.
1 Peter 5:6-7
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
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 may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
1 Peter 4:12-13 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.
Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
“Come, let us return to the LORD. For He has torn us, but He will heal us; He has wounded us, but He will bandage us.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
2 Samuel 22:17-22
He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of many waters; (18) He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me. (19) They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lord was my stay. (20) He brought me forth also into a large place: he delivered me, because he delighted in me. (21) The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me. (22) For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
2 Samuel 22:29
You are my lamp O Lord; the Lord turns my darkness into light.
Anyone who is among the living has hope.