53+ Bible Verses About Sadness

By:
Shaun Connell.
Last updated
July 3, 2024
Bible Verses About Sadness

Life is filled with a variety of emotions, and sadness is one that everyone experiences at some point. Whether it's due to a personal loss, disappointment, or any other reason, the Bible provides comfort and guidance. In this article, we will explore 55 Bible verses from the New King James Version (NKJV) that offer solace during times of sadness. These verses are paired with 6 Christian quotes to provide a comprehensive understanding and encouragement.

Understanding and addressing sadness from a Christian perspective can help bring healing and hope. The following Bible verses and quotes serve as reminders of God's love and faithfulness, even in our darkest moments. By immersing ourselves in these scriptures, we can find comfort and strength. Continue reading to explore these powerful verses and quotes that speak to the heart of our struggles and offer divine comfort.

God's Comfort in Times of Sadness

"He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds."

- Psalm 147:3 (NKJV)

"Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted."

- Matthew 5:4 (NKJV)

"Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."

- Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV)

"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."

- Psalm 23:1-3 (NKJV)

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

- Matthew 11:28 (NKJV)

"Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved."

- Psalm 55:22 (NKJV)

Finding Hope in God’s Promises

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."

- Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)

"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."

- Romans 8:28 (NKJV)

"For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

- Romans 8:38-39 (NKJV)

"But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint."

- Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)

"The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."

- Zephaniah 3:17 (NKJV)

"For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning."

- Psalm 30:5 (NKJV)

"The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?"

- Psalm 27:1 (NKJV)

Strength in Weakness

"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."

- 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NKJV)

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

- Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)

"The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."

- Psalm 18:2 (NKJV)

"But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one."

- 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NKJV)

"God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble."

- Psalm 46:1 (NKJV)

"Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you."

- Deuteronomy 31:6 (NKJV)

"But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint."

- Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)

Trusting God in Difficult Times

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths."

- Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)

"The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe."

- Proverbs 18:10 (NKJV)

"You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You."

- Isaiah 26:3 (NKJV)

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

- Joshua 1:9 (NKJV)

"But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."

- Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV)

"The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him."

- Nahum 1:7 (NKJV)

"Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass."

- Psalm 37:5 (NKJV)

God's Presence in Our Lives

"Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you."

- Genesis 28:15 (NKJV)

"And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed."

- Deuteronomy 31:8 (NKJV)

"The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge."

- Psalm 46:7 (NKJV)

"And He said, 'My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.'"

- Exodus 33:14 (NKJV)

"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."

- Isaiah 43:2 (NKJV)

"For the Lord will not cast off His people, Nor will He forsake His inheritance."

- Psalm 94:14 (NKJV)

"For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them."

- Matthew 18:20 (NKJV)

Peace in Troubled Times

"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

- John 14:27 (NKJV)

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

- Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV)

"The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace."

- Psalm 29:11 (NKJV)

"The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace."

- Numbers 6:26 (NKJV)

"Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all."

- 2 Thessalonians 3:16 (NKJV)

"Great peace have those who love Your law, And nothing causes them to stumble."

- Psalm 119:165 (NKJV)

"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."

- John 16:33 (NKJV)

God's Love and Compassion

"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

- Romans 5:8 (NKJV)

"For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

- Romans 8:38-39 (NKJV)

"Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him."

- 1 John 3:1 (NKJV)

"The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: 'Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.'"

- Jeremiah 31:3 (NKJV)

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life."

- John 3:16 (NKJV)

"But you, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, Longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth."

- Psalm 86:15 (NKJV)

"The Lord is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy."

- Psalm 103:8 (NKJV)

Overcoming Fear

"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."

- Psalm 23:4 (NKJV)

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."

- 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love."

- 1 John 4:18 (NKJV)

"The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?"

- Psalm 27:1 (NKJV)

"So we may boldly say: 'The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?'"

- Hebrews 13:6 (NKJV)

"I sought the Lord, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears."

- Psalm 34:4 (NKJV)

"The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them."

- Psalm 34:7 (NKJV)

Endurance and Perseverance

"And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart."

- Galatians 6:9 (NKJV)

"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."

- 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NKJV)

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."

- 2 Timothy 4:7 (NKJV)

"Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."

- Hebrews 12:1-2 (NKJV)

"But he who endures to the end shall be saved."

- Matthew 24:13 (NKJV)

"And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope."

- Romans 5:3-4 (NKJV)

"For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls."

- Hebrews 12:3 (NKJV)

Christian Quotes

"God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile."

- Max Lucado

"Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them."

- Elisabeth Elliot

"The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us."

- Billy Graham

"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations."

- Chuck Swindoll

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength."

- Corrie Ten Boom

"God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supply."

- Hudson Taylor

Conclusion

Sadness is a part of life, but the Bible offers a wealth of verses that provide comfort and hope. By turning to scripture, we can find reassurance in God's promises and presence. Let these verses remind you of God's unfailing love and the strength He provides.

"The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit."

- Psalm 34:18 (NKJV)

"He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds."

- Psalm 147:3 (NKJV)

"Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted."

- Matthew 5:4 (NKJV)


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Written By:

Shaun Connell

Shaun Connell is a passionate Christian businessman and investor who lives in Texas. Shaun is a Reformed Baptist who believes that the Word of God should be used in every area of life.

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