Life can be truly overwhelming at times, as we all endure the unexpected setbacks and troubles natural to the human experience. Unfortunately, this is nothing new, as people have been overcoming obstacles since the dawn of humanity. We can look to our friends and family for support and encouragement when we need it most. We can also turn to the word of God to comfort us in moments of distress. Scripture provides amazing wisdom and insight accumulated over thousands of years for us to now utilize in the modern era. May you find solace in this collection of comforting Bible verses.
20 Comforting Bible Verses
Psalm 23:4 ESV
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.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ESV
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.
Matthew 11:28-30 ESV
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."
Psalm 119:76 ESV
Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.
Romans 8:26-28 ESV
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. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Psalm 119:50 ESV
This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.
Psalm 119:49-51 ESV
Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life. The insolent utterly deride me, but I do not turn away from your law.
John 16:22 ESV
So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.
Isaiah 49:13 ESV
Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on his afflicted.
Isaiah 40:1-2 ESV
Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.
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Comforting Bible Verses: Scripture for Solace
Isaiah 40:29-31 ESV
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. 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.
Psalm 86:17 ESV
Show me a sign of your favor, that those who hate me may see and be put to shame because you, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.
Isaiah 51:12 ESV
"I, I am he who comforts you; who are you that you are afraid of man who dies, of the son of man who is made like grass,
Isaiah 12:1 ESV
You will say in that day: "I will give thanks to you, O Lord, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, that you might comfort me.
Psalm 23:6 ESV
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Psalm 71:21 ESV
You will increase my greatness and comfort me again.
Matthew 5:4 ESV
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Isaiah 66:13 ESV
As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
Isaiah 40:8 ESV
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.
Psalm 147:3 ESV
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
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Written by: Brannon Deibert
Published: August 27, 2018