Bible Verses for Depression

Depression can cause us to feel isolated and alone. It can be hard to experience the reality of God’s love when we are depressed. The Catholic Church recognizes that mental health is a universal human right and believes in removing the stigma around depression and mental health that continue to plague so many. Prayer is not a substitute for professional medical help, and we urge you to seek professional medical help if you’re experiencing severe mental illness like depression. Still, God’s Word can be comforting, and these Bible verses for depression can help us remember that God does not expect us to be perfect. He still loves us.

Let Hallow help you pray when you’re seeking Bible Verses for depression.

No matter what you’re facing or what you’re feeling, God is not far from you. We draw especially close to God when we spend time reflecting on Scripture.

“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted, saves those whose spirit is crushed.”

Psalms 34: 18

“Why are you downcast, my soul; why do you groan within me? Wait for God, whom I shall praise again, my savior and my God.”

Psalms 42: 12

“He heals the brokenhearted, binds up their wounds.”

Psalms 147: 3

“Do not fear: I am with you; do not be anxious: I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.”

Isaiah 41: 10

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”

Matthew 11: 28-30

If spending some time with these bible verses for depression sparked a desire inside of you to dive more deeply into God’s Word, consider exploring Hallow’s guide to Lectio Divina.

Lectio Divina is a meditative way of reading the Bible where we open our hearts and minds to try to understand how God is speaking to us personally through the Scripture we read.

It’s not Bible study or simply analyzing text. Rather, Lectio Divina recognizes that Scripture can become God’s living Word for each of us.

Psalms for Depression

You can also consider exploring the Psalms, some of the most popular and inspirational chapters of the entire Bible.

Hallow has a full guide on how to pray with Psalms.

Psalms for Depression and all Psalms are available inside of the Hallow app, narrated by Bishop Robert Barron.

Thanks for spending a few minutes in prayer and reflection with Hallow.

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