30 Important Bible Verses About Despair

Despair weighs heavy on the heart, but the Bible offers hope in the midst of darkness. Delve into verses that uplift and comfort during times of despair, pointing to the light of God’s love and the promise of His deliverance.

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Bible Verses About Despair

Psalm 42:11 – Hope in God

“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”

Psalm 147:3 – He heals the brokenhearted

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

Lamentations 3:22-23 – His mercies are new every morning

“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

Isaiah 41:10 – Do not fear

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

John 16:33 – In me, you may have peace

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

2 Corinthians 4:8-9 – We are not crushed

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”

Psalm 34:17-18 – The Lord hears the cry of the righteous

“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

Matthew 11:28-30 – Find rest for your souls

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Psalm 40:1-3 – He lifted me out of the slimy pit

“I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.”

Isaiah 26:3-4 – Perfect peace

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.”

Psalm 30:5 – Weeping may stay for the night

“For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”

Psalm 147:3-5 – He heals the brokenhearted

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.”

Matthew 5:4 – Blessed are those who mourn

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

Psalm 55:22 – Cast your cares on the Lord

“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”

Isaiah 40:31 – Those who hope in the Lord

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

Jeremiah 29:11 – Plans to prosper you

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Psalm 73:26 – My flesh and my heart may fail

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 – The God of all comfort

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

Psalm 9:9 – The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed

“The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.”

Psalm 139:23-24 – Search me, God

“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

Isaiah 35:4 – Be strong, do not fear

“Say to those with fearful hearts, ‘Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.'”

Psalm 34:18 – The Lord is close to the brokenhearted

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

2 Corinthians 12:9-10 – His power is made perfect in weakness

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Matthew 11:28 – Come to me, all you who are weary

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Psalm 30:11 – You have turned my mourning into dancing

“You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.”

Psalm 55:22 – He sustains you

“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Psalm 34:4 – I sought the Lord, and he answered me

“I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.”

Isaiah 41:13 – I am the Lord your God

“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, ‘Do not fear; I will help you.'”

Philippians 4:6-7 – Do not be anxious about anything

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Psalm 42:5 – Put your hope in God

“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”

2 Thessalonians 3:16 – Lord of peace

“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.”

Psalm 46:1-3 – God is our refuge and strength

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”

Psalm 23:4 – Even though I walk through the darkest valley

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Isaiah 43:2 – When you pass through the waters

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”

Psalm 34:10 – Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing

“The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”

Psalm 37:4 – Delight yourself in the Lord

“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

John 14:1 – Do not let your hearts be troubled

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.”

Isaiah 26:4 – Trust in the Lord forever

“Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.”

Matthew 5:8 – Blessed are the pure in heart

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”

Psalm 147:3 – He heals the brokenhearted

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

Psalm 139:9-10 – Even there your hand will guide me

“If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”

James 1:2-3 – Consider it pure joy

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”

Psalm 3:3 – He is my shield

“But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.”

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