15 Comforting Bible Verses

There are many times and situations during life when we seek comfort. God’s Word is an excellent place to find healing and consolation. These 15 comforting Bible verses can steer you to where you need to be in times like these. 

God in his infinite knowledge, knew we would all experience pain and loss, and in his Word, he has provided us with words of comfort, rest, and peace.

Our God is loving and he is faithful. He knows everything about you and your situation, He knows how you feel in your loss, and He truly cares about you.

15 Comforting Bible Verses

One of the most peaceful passages in the Bible is Psalm 23. This short, 6-verse chapter is packed with comfort. I always find myself starting to relax even after reading the first verse. These verses are from the Christian Standard Bible unless otherwise noted.

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. 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. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (NKJV)

Psalm 34:18

The Lord is near the brokenhearted; he saves those crushed in spirit.

Know that in these times the Lord is near to you, saving and comforting you in your grief.

Psalm 40:1-3

I waited patiently for the Lord, and he turned to me and heard my cry for help. He brought me up from a desolate pit, out of the muddy clay, and set my feet on a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see fear, and they will trust in the Lord.   

The Lord hears your cries of sorrow, and He will lift you up and give you a fresh song to sing.

Psalm 51:12

Restore the joy of your salvation to me, and sustain me by giving me a willing spirit.

When we are grieving, joy is hard to come by, and we often don’t have what it takes to even know the words to pray.. You can use this verse to pray God’s word back to him.

Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord your God is among you, a warrior who saved. He will rejoice over you with gladness. He will be quiet in his love. He will delight in you with singing.

Just to think: the God of the whole universe cares so much about each of his beloved children that he knows exactly how to bring comfort to our souls.

Matthew 5:4

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Jesus promised comfort to those who mourn.

Matthew 11:28-30

Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, because I am lowly and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

When we are weary and burdened heavy with sadness, Jesus promises rest for our souls. Don’t hesitate to take him up on this wonderful promise. Go to him in prayer and ask him for the relief you seek from your heavy load.

Isaiah 25:8

He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it. ‭(KJV‬‬)

The Lord our God has a plan for the future of every believer. No more death or pain or tears.

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Don’t let your heart be troubled or fearful.

The absolute cure for troubled hearts is the peace of Jesus Christ. For more Bible verses on peace try The Peace Of God

Romans 8:26-27

In the same way the Spirit also helps us in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with inexpressible groanings. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because he intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 

Another comforting Scripture for when we just don’t have the words to pray… God promises that His Holy Spirit will go before us, bringing our needs to God himself.

Romans 15:13

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Heartache can leave you hopeless and joyless. Just look at what fresh hope from God can do for the weary heartbroken soul:

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 

Don’t forget – our God is the God of all comfort:

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal encouragement and good hope by grace, encourage your hearts and strengthens you in every good work and word.

Look to God in his amazing love to encourage and strengthen us eternally.

Hebrews 7:25

Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, since he always lives to intercede for them.

And here is yet another verse that lets us know that the Holy Spirit intercedes for us before God:

Revelation 21:4

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; grief, crying, and pain will be no more, because the previous things have passed away.

Oh, to have our tears wiped away and no more grief or pain! We can look forward to this miraculous time as we wait for that coming glorious Day!

God Touches Our Hearts With Comforting Scriptures

Whoever or whatever you grieve for, know that God is the One who can heal broken hearts. He doesn’t just offer comfort. He is comfort! And he is here right now and always, just for you. When we have received His comfort, we are then able to pass it on by comforting others who are in need of solace.

These 15 comforting Bible verses are such soothing promises from our wonderful God. He is who we can count on in this broken world. Set your eyes firmly on him when you need solace and relief.

15 Comforting Bible Verses

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