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Depression is a major reason why people seek psychiatric help. But God made us and knows how we tick. Some people’s cause of depression may be physical (eat right, exercise, get sun, etc.), but many cases of depression are spiritual in nature. Trust in Christ alone to save you from sin and read below on how to get hope!

Bible Verses About Depression
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Top 8 Bible Verses About Depression

Psalm 42:5

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.

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Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

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Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

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Psalm 119:28

My soul melts away for sorrow; strengthen me according to your word!

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Deuteronomy 31:8

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.”

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Isaiah 41:10

fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

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Matthew 11:28

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

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John 16:33

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.”

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More Bible Verses About Depression

Deuteronomy 31:8
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.”


Deuteronomy 33:27
The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy before you and said, ‘Destroy.’


2 Samuel 22:2
He said, “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,


2 Samuel 22:29
For you are my lamp, O LORD, and my God lightens my darkness.


Psalm 30:5
For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.


Psalm 30:11
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,


Psalm 31:21
Blessed be the LORD, for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me when I was in a besieged city.


Psalm 34:18–19
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.


Psalm 37:3–4
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.


Psalm 40:1–2
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.


Psalm 40:2
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.


Psalm 42:3–5
My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?” These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I would go with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God with glad shouts and songs of praise, a multitude keeping festival. 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


Psalm 46:10
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”


Psalm 55:22
Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.


Psalm 77:4
You hold my eyelids open; I am so troubled that I cannot speak.


Psalm 94:18–19
When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O LORD, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.


Psalm 94:19
When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.


Psalm 112:4
Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.


Psalm 143:7–8
Answer me quickly, O LORD! My spirit fails! Hide not your face from me, lest I be like those who go down to the pit. Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.


Psalm 147:3
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

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


Proverbs 15:13
A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.


Proverbs 17:9
Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.


Ecclesiastes 7:3–4
Sorrow is better than laughter, for by sadness of face the heart is made glad. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.


Ecclesiastes 9:4
But he who is joined with all the living has hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion.


Isaiah 9:1
But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.


Isaiah 26:3
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

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Isaiah 40:30–31
Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for 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.


Isaiah 40:31
but they who wait for 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.

isaiah 40:31

Isaiah 41:10
fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

isaiah 41:10

Isaiah 60:1
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.


Jeremiah 1:19
They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you, for I am with you, declares the LORD, to deliver you.”


Lamentations 3:22–26
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.


Lamentations 3:31–33
For the Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love; for he does not afflict from his heart or grieve the children of men.


Matthew 6:27
And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?


Matthew 6:34
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.


Matthew 11:28–30
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. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”


Matthew 28:20
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”


Luke 10:27
And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”


John 10:10
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.


John 10:27–31
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” The Jews picked up stones again to stone him.


John 14:18
“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.


John 16:33
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.”


Romans 8:26
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.


Romans 8:28
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.


Romans 12:2
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.


Romans 12:12
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

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Romans 13:14
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.


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


1 Corinthians 6:19–20
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.


1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.


2 Corinthians 1:4–6
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. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer.


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


2 Corinthians 7:10
For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.


2 Corinthians 10:4–6
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.


Ephesians 2:6
and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,


Philippians 4:4
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.


Philippians 4:6–7
do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


Philippians 4:8
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


2 Timothy 1:7
for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.


Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.


Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

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1 Peter 1:13–16
Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”


2 Peter 2:9
then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment,


1 John 2:16
For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.


Revelation 21:4
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”


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