The Bible is a powerful Book. It can convict of sin and comfort the soul. What verses do you use to comfort yourself and others?
We live in a world filled with pain and suffering. The consequences of sin touch every life. The Bible must be used to point out sin and declare God’s righteousness. Also, it must be used to bind up wounds and heal broken hearts.
Christians should be experts at providing spiritual comfort through God’s Word. Who else can the world turn to for comfort that reaches the soul and peace that passes human understanding?
Here are 25 verses that comfort the heart in the midst of all forms of tragedy and trial. A clear explanation and wise application of them to an individual’s situation can work miraculously.
He is the Rock, his work is perfect: For all his ways are judgment: A God of truth and without iniquity, Just and right is he.
With him is wisdom and strength, He hath counsel and understanding.
Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me.
As for God, his way is perfect: The word of the LORD is tried: He is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
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.
For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: In the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; He shall set me up upon a rock.
Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: For my soul trusteth in thee: Yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, Until these calamities be overpast.
Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: Yet thy commandments are my delights.
The LORD upholdeth all that fall, And raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
He healeth the broken in heart, And bindeth up their wounds.
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: Be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; Yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, Saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, And he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: For mine anger is turned away from him.
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
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.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
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.
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.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
1 Corinthians 6:11
And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
2 Corinthians 1:3
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
What other verses do you use to comfort yourself and others? Leave them in the comments.