Are you feeling down? Does everything seem to be going down the drain? Do you feel discouraged? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, please know that 1) you’re not alone and 2) you’ve come to the right place! Personally, I didn’t wake up feeling my best today. If I’m being quite honest, today I woke up feeling exhausted and a little down. Now I can go on and list why I feel this way, but instead of pointing fingers to situations or even people, I’ve decided to take these feelings to God and see what He has to say to me in His Word. So, whether you’re feeling discouraged, down, sad, or exhausted, below I’m sharing 10 bible verses to read when you’re feeling down.
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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’RE FEELING DOWN
1. Know that you’re not alone.
1 Peter 5:9-10 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you. (NKJV)
2. Run to Jesus.
Matthew 11: 28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (NKJV)
3. Give all your problems/feelings to Jesus.
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. (NKJV)
4. Allow God to comfort and talk to you through scripture.
Romans 15:4 For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. (NKJV)
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THERE IS A TIME FOR EVERYTHING
The beautiful yet scary thing about life is that it is full of surprises (good and bad ones!) There will be days where you’re feeling so in love with life, content with everything happening to you, and motivated to keep going. But, there will also be days where you will fall out of love with life, feel discouraged, and need strength to keep going. Life is a combination of both good moments and bad moments.
And while it would be ideal to only experience the good moments, bad moments are necessary too. Without bad moments, we wouldn’t be able to fully appreciate the good moments or know what it feels like to be comforted by God. That is why God has made a time for everything. Behind every situation you face, there is a higher purpose.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, to everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” (NKJV)
10 BIBLE VERSES TO READ WHEN YOU’RE FEELING DOWN
Although every situation in life serves it’s purpose, it’s not always easy to go through bad moments. Which is why I’m going to share bible verses that will help you stand firm in your faith and encourage you to keep going no matter what you face.
Like I said earlier, this post is very personal to me. I created this post not only to encourage you but to encourage myself as well. So, I hope you will find these bible verses as comforting as I found them. Let’s allow God to speak to us through his Word and provide comfort that only He can provide.
SAVE THESE 10 BIBLE VERSES TO READ WHEN YOU’RE FEELING DOWN FOR LATER!
1. Find joy in God even when nothing feels right.
Habakkuk 3: 17-18 Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls— Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. (NKJV)
2. When you’re passing through dark valleys, remember that God is STILL with you.
Psalm 23:4 Yea, 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. (NKJV)
3. God provides strength when you have none.
Isaiah 40: 29 He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might he increases strength. (NKJV)
4. God’s grace is sufficient for you.
2 Corinthians 12:9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (NKJV)
5. When you’re weak, then you’re strong.
2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (NKJV)
6. Sadness can be a blessing when you allow God to comfort you.
Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. (NKJV)
7. God is with you in every single situation.
Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you. (NKJV)
8. God’s Word has the power to give you life, even during affliction.
Psalm 119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction, for Your word has given me life. (NKJV)
9. Only God can comfort and change everything.
Isaiah 51:3 For the Lord will comfort Zion, he will comfort all her waste places;
He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness will be found in it, thanksgiving and the voice of melody. (NKJV)
10. God provides everlasting consolation.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work. (NKJV)
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I hope you enjoyed reading this post and found these bible verses to read when feeling down comforting. Let me know in the comments below which bible verse spoke to you the most.
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Sending you blessings & love,