Sunday, September 21, 2014

Scriptures for Depression

Scriptures for depression:

"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." (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)
"The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble." (Psalm 9:9, NIV)
"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even 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." (Psalm 23:1-4, NIV)
"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18, NIV)
"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." (Psalm 46:1, NIV)
"Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall." (Psalm 55:22, NIV)
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." (Psalm 147:3, NIV)
"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 faint." (Isaiah 40:31, NIV)
"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him." (James 1:12, NIV)
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28, NIV)

"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." (Deuteronomy 31:8, NIV)