Bible Encouragement for Depression and Healing

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The Bible offers encouragement to help during times of depression and trouble. God will leave are anxiety and suffering many times but He does give us guidance. Meditate and pray these to God to get help and inspiration in this time of uncertainty.

BIBLE VERSES ABOUT ENCOURAGEMENT AND STRENGTH

Psalm 9:910 The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
Psalm 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved
Deuteronomy 31:8 And the Lord, He it is that doth go before thee; He will be with thee, He will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed

 

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint

Isaiah 49:13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the Lord hath comforted His people, and will have mercy upon His afflicted

Psalm 9:9 The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble

Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me

Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever

Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing

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

BIBLE VERSES ABOUT PEACE

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid

Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee

Roman’s 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful

John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

BIBLE VERSES ABOUT DOES GOD LOVE US

1 John 4:7-8 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love

Psalm 36:7 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, Who loved me, and gave Himself for me

1 John 4:11-12 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is perfected in us

1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not

BIBLE VERSES ABOUT PROMISES

Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the Lord thy God, He is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generations

Roman’s 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose

2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind

Revelation 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before His angels

2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in Him are yea, and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

If You Don’t Share Gods Word You Might Not Be Saved

A Christian without any passion for the lost or burning desire to be spent for Christ and the salvation of the world is living a lukewarm life or severely backslidden and could not be saved as well.

Luke 9:23-24
“And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.”

This passion and commitment come when our hearts are fully surrendered to Christ.

James 1:22
“But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.”

A good example; the apostle Paul had every excuse not to witness because he was an apostle but he still did witness. But he prayed,

Ephesians 6:19-20
and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak


  • Do you qualify to be a witness for Christ? take a look at the qualifications that you can find in scriptures.

1 Corinthians 2:1-3
And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, as you can see from these verses you do qualify to be a witness for Christ.


Just determine to be a true and faithful witness even if your scared. If we’re Christian followers of Jesus we will be fishers of men.

  • Matthew 4:19
    And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.

You may not feel brave when you do it but true courage is when you have fear but do it anyway.

  • Matthew 14:27
    “But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.”

You need to have the zeal of God make it a matter of earnest prayer to God lukewarmness in our love for God is a great insult to Jesus and if you don’t love God with your heart, soul, mind, and strength you definitely should repent.


If you don’t have the zeal of God eating you up and you’re not hot for Him you’re a backslider in a heart filled with your own ways basically your not part of the body of Christ. Remember all He did for you on the cross.

Romans 5:8
“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Who wouldn’t be interested in everlasting life and if they won’t hear pray for them.”My Post (13) (1)

John 15:1-11
I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.

Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.

If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.

Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.”

Just remember, 1 John 4:18

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.”

Have great love and passion for God that will help you out of your fear. Even when scared and feeling dumb you can do it with Christ’s help. Have a true faith be faithful to be a witness don’t let yourself be chastened by God for not doing what He asked.

For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

Ecclesiastes 12:14

We definitely should return the love of God and abound for the great work of the Lord and we should walk in His footsteps.

What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost?

Philippians 2:14-16
“Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.”

  • It is more blessed to give than to receive; give everyone the gospel.

Thanks to getting on fire for God, which I used as an outline for some of this.

 

Drugs Addiction: Scary in the World

The Bible talks about sobriety, intoxication and intentional harm to the body. Lives are filled with various forms of temptations.  In 1 Corinthians, we are warned temptations can or will overpower us, but we’re given resources to overcome temptations.

Its our forgiving Gods Words and Power of God that will win over our sin. Where people can find encouragement and strength to overcome these cravings. Drugs change the brain in ways that make quitting hard, even for those who want to.

  • No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. (1 CORINTHIANS 10:13)My Post (47) (1)

Substance abuse can be one of the temptations that this verse can refer to. Drug and alcohol abuse is relatively common on this day. It’s difficult for many to bear but God provides a way out.

What Is drug-alcohol addiction?

Addiction is a sin characterized by drug seeking and use that is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite harmful consequences.

The initial decision to take drugs is voluntary for most people, but repeated drug use can lead to brain changes that challenge a sin addicted person’s self-control and interfere with their ability to resist intense urges to take drugs.

  • These brain changes can be persistent, which is why drug which is sin addiction is considered a “relapsing” disease but is sin in God’s eyes.

But He has the only real solution to being free people in recovery from drug use are at increased risk for returning to drug use even after years of not taking the drug. Because of temptations and people that they would be around from there past usage or other reasons.

 

This brain destruction often leads to the person becoming less and less able to derive pleasure from other things they once enjoyed, like food, social activities, or other areas.

Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. EPHESIANS 5:18

Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Titus 2:3

  • Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. PROVERBS 20:1

These scriptures say that God hates sin and want us to not be led astray by these mind-altering substances.

Long-term use also causes changes in other brain chemical systems and circuits as well, affecting functions that include:

  • learning
  • judgment
  • decision-making
  • stress
  • memory
  • behavior

Despite being aware of these harmful outcomes, many people who use drugs continue to take them, which is the nature of sin > addiction.

  • People who attend church services are not as likely to drink or ill-use. People who don’t go to religious services can be five times likely to try hard drugs and seven times likely to drink.
  • Attending church services helps to act as a protective factor for chemical dependency, in one study, it promotes values to lead a free life and encouraging abstinence.

Learn What Bible Says About Drunkards and Drunkenness:

Alcohol is one area of most abused drugs in the time period of the Bible as it was written and during those times and today as well. A lot of Bible verses refer to drunkenness and drinkers.

ROMANS 13:13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.


1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-11 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards


nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.


GALATIANS 5:19-21 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

These scriptures say in interpretation that being addicted to a substance of alcohol is sin, but the sin is forgiven if you repent through Christ from alcoholism and other sins.

The verses also say being drunk is sin and you will not inherit the kingdom of God if you participate in those sins, and we should stop sinning (i.e., stop drinking or drugs), God can and will forgive you with proper repentance.

What Bible Says With Inebriation, Intoxication:

People say the Bibles condemnation abuse of alcohol is against all forms of abuse of these things. If the term drunkenness is interpreted as a general state of intoxication to any drug, then the Bible clearly admonishes drug use.My Post (23) (1)

The Bible is not straightforward about drug abuse, but scriptures apply but are very clear about drinking.

  • So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 1 THESSALONIANS 5:6-8

  • Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at His coming. 1 PETER 1:13

  • Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 PETER 5:8

The scripture wants us sober and not to be intoxicated because of sin. Research documents are that alcohol and drugs contribute to your not being self-controlled and increase rates of unsafe behaviors and violence. Many are sins and the scripture says to avoid what tempts us to disobey.

  • If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell. MATTHEW 18:8-9

  • The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. PROVERBS 22:3

The bible verses are a warning to us against bad choices that will be sin. Addiction is sin and not a disease, which means it is a choice for people who are abusing, but it is hard to resist it.

These Bible verses provide inspiration to overcoming the power of addiction with faith in Jesus and the Spirit of the Lord it can be overcome. To no how to receive faith in Jesus Christ and receive the Spirit of the Lord – Link

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Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from Him cometh my salvation.