105 Uplifting Bible Verses To Fight & Overcome Depression, Suicidal Thoughts, Sadness & Self Harm Spiritually
If you have tried every medical methods to tackle your depression to no avail, it is time to go spiritual.
The spiritual steps involve in fighting depression includes fasting and prayer.
Here are some Bible verses to use in tackling this condition.
“I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”
“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.”
“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.”
“You, Lord, are my lamp; the Lord turns my darkness into light.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
Hebrews 4:12 English Standard Version
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.
Psalm 94:19 English Standard Version
When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.
2 Peter 2:9 English Standard Version
Then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment,
Hebrews 11:1 English Standard Version
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Ephesians 2:6 English Standard Version
And raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
Romans 8:26 English Standard Version
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.
Matthew 11:28 English Standard Version
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
1 Peter 5:7 English Standard Version
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Philippians 4:6-7 English Standard Version
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.
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
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.
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.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
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 30:5 English Standard Version
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 23:4 English Standard Version
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.
Proverbs 12:25 English Standard Version
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.
Psalm 9:9 English Standard Version
The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
Romans 12:2 English Standard Version
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.
Psalm 34:18 English Standard Version
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
2 Timothy 1:7 English Standard Version
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Revelation 21:4 English Standard Version
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.”
John 10:10 English Standard Version
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Isaiah 40:31 English Standard Version
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.
Deuteronomy 31:8 English Standard Version
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.”
Psalm 3:3 English Standard Version
But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.
Isaiah 26:3 English Standard Version
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
Matthew 6:33 English Standard Version
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
John 16:33 English Standard Version
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.”
Matthew 11:28-30 English Standard Version
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.”
Romans 8:38-39 English Standard Version
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.
Philippians 4:4 English Standard Version
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.
Psalm 23:1-6 English Standard Version
A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads 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. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …
Psalm 139:1-24 English Standard Version
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. …
Psalm 30:11 English Standard Version
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,
Psalm 102:1-11 English Standard Version
A Prayer of one afflicted, when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the Lord. Hear my prayer, O Lord; let my cry come to you! Do not hide your face from me in the day of my distress! Incline your ear to me; answer me speedily in the day when I call! For my days pass away like smoke, and my bones burn like a furnace. My heart is struck down like grass and has withered; I forget to eat my bread. Because of my loud groaning my bones cling to my flesh. …
Philippians 4:8 English Standard Version
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.
Romans 15:13 English Standard Version
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.
Psalm 40:1-3 English Standard Version
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 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.
Philippians 4:13 English Standard Version
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Jeremiah 1:19 English Standard Version
They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you, for I am with you, declares the Lord, to deliver you.”
Psalm 77:4 English Standard Version
You hold my eyelids open; I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
1 Peter 1:13-16 ESV
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.”
Joshua 1:9 ESV
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Psalm 103:1-5 ESV
Of David. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Matthew 28:20 English Standard Version
Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
2 Corinthians 7:10 English Standard Version
For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.
John 14:18 English Standard Version
“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
Psalm 40:2 English Standard Version
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.
1 Corinthians 10:13 English Standard Version
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.
Romans 8:28 English Standard Version
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
2 Corinthians 10:4-6 English Standard Version
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.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 English Standard Version
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.
Habakkuk 3:16-19 English Standard Version
I hear, and my body trembles; my lips quiver at the sound; rottenness enters into my bones; my legs tremble beneath me. Yet I will quietly wait for the day of trouble to come upon people who invade us. Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.
Proverbs 15:13 English Standard Version
A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.
Psalm 27:1-14 English Standard Version
Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident. One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple. For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock. …
1 Peter 5:6-7 English Standard Version
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Romans 13:14 English Standard Version
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
Psalm 42:5 English Standard Version
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
Matthew 6:27 English Standard Version
And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
Psalm 32:10 English Standard Version
Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord.
Ecclesiastes 7:3-4 English Standard Version
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.
Psalm 43:4-5 English Standard Version
Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy, and I will praise you with the lyre, O God, my God. 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.
2 Corinthians 1:4-6 English Standard Version
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.
John 10:27-31 English Standard Version
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.
Psalm 42:11 English Standard Version
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.
Psalm 37:23-24 English Standard Version
The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.
Psalm 94:18-19 English Standard Version
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 112:4 English Standard Version
Light dawns in the darkness for the upright; he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.
2 Samuel 22:29 English Standard Version
For you are my lamp, O Lord, and my God lightens my darkness.
2 Samuel 22:2 English Standard Version
He said, “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
Psalm 34:17 English Standard Version
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.
Lamentations 3:22-26 English Standard Version
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.
Isaiah 60:1 English Standard Version
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
Psalm 34:18-19 English Standard Version
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.
Lamentations 3:31-33 English Standard Version
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 willingly afflict or grieve the children of men.
Psalm 147:3 English Standard Version
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
1 Peter 4:12-13 English Standard Version
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.
Psalm 42:3-5 English Standard Version
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
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 English Standard Version
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.
Ecclesiastes 9:4 English Standard Version
But he who is joined with all the living has hope, for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
1 John 2:16 English Standard Version
For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.
Isaiah 9:1 English Standard Version
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.
Song of Solomon 2:11-12 English Standard Version
For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.
Psalm 43:5 English Standard Version
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.
Psalm 37:3-4 English Standard Version
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 31:1-24 English Standard Version
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. In you, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me! Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily! Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me! For you are my rock and my fortress; and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me; you take me out of the net they have hidden for me, for you are my refuge. Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God. …
Deuteronomy 33:27 English Standard Version
The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms. And he thrust out the enemy before you and said, Destroy.
Romans 8:1-39 English Standard Version
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. …
John 1:1-51 English Standard Version
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. …
Matthew 6:34 English Standard Version
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Proverbs 17:9 English Standard Version
Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.
Mark 5:28 English Standard Version
For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.”
Psalm 55:22 English Standard Version
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Psalm 31:21 English Standard Version
Blessed be the Lord, for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me when I was in a besieged city.
Romans 12:12 English Standard Version/ 38 helpful votes
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
Luke 10:27 English Standard Version
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.”
1 Kings 19:1-21 English Standard Version
Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by this time tomorrow.” Then he was afraid, and he arose and ran for his life and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness and came and sat down under a broom tree. And he asked that he might die, saying, “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life, for I am no better than my fathers.” And he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, “Arise and eat.” …
John 3:16 English Standard Version
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Isaiah 40:30-31 ESV
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.