15 Comforting Bible Verses for Troubled Times

By   •   July 27, 2016   •   Topics: , , ,

There are so many terrible things occupying the headlines these days, it can be hard to wrap your head around them. When will the madness end?

The people who lived in Bible times were no strangers to atrocity. But many were also well acquainted with the character of God—a loving, protecting Father quick to console His people. He comforted them then and comforts us now.

Take a few moments to soak in these passages of Scripture and let them sustain you in the days ahead.


“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?”
—Psalm 27:1

“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.”
—Deuteronomy 31:8

“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 23:4

“He sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.”
—Job 5:11

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
—Lamentations 3:22-23

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
—John 14:27

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”
—Psalm 46:1

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort.”
—2 Corinthians 1:3

“Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.”
—Psalm 119:76

“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.”
—John 16:33

“If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,’ even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.”
—Psalm 139:11-12

“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 49:13

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
—Matthew 5:4

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”
—Psalm 55:22

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 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.”
—Romans 8:37-39

Do you have the complete comfort that comes only from knowing Jesus Christ? Begin your life with Him today.

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  1. iohbianglin pariong says:

    I love this. God knows what is best for me. Praise be to his name.

  2. Ann Tolles says:

    Just found this post. God led me here. His timing is perfect!

  3. GS says:

    I ask to be delivered from my current situation. I’ve been in this for a long time.

    1. Irvin says:

      Don’t believe that you’re gonna be in this situation forever. God promises never to leave you and never to forsake you. He is walking beside you every step 👣 of the way.

  4. jaquetta says:

    Please pray for me. I am having a surgery in the near future. I am scared. I need God’s reasurrance that all will go well. Thank you and God bless.

  5. devadas p says:

    I want to believe in Jesus. Please help me.

    1. BGEA says:

      Hi Devadas,
      We’re excited to see you want to have a relationship with Jesus. To learn more about believing in Him, go to peacewithgod.net. There, you will find the steps of salvation and have online counselors available to chat with you about any questions you may have.
      —BGEA Team

  6. Cathy Lamb says:

    I am serving God, and I’m going to keep on serving God because he is my everything. And pray for my boyfriend, Frank McAllister, that he will stop what he is doing and be a better man before I think about marrying him. Thank you.

    1. Heather Thomas says:

      Pray for all areas of my life.

  7. Cathy Lambi says:

    I am serving God and I’m going to keep on serving God because he is my everything.

  8. Anissa says:

    Pray for my family! Thank you! God bless us all!

    1. Irvin says:

      My prayers are for you and your family.

  9. Gay Lyn Montgomery says:

    Thanks. I got to usher for Billy Graham in San Francisco at the Cow Palace.

  10. Ramon Hernandez says:

    Wonderful Scriptures to comfort the heart, mind and soul to remind us He is with us at all times. Thank you.