In our journey through life, we may sometimes go through numbing sadness. While it is normal to feel sad at times, an extended period of sadness can lead to total despair, depression, a feeling of helplessness, and in some cases, even giving up on life.

In the Bible, we find stories of people who went through deep sadness. For instance, Elijah faced severe depression and sadness after defeating the prophets of Baal. He went as far as praying to God to take his life. In 1 Kings 19:4, he says;’ It is enough! Now, Lord, take my life, for I am no better than my fathers!’ 

Bible verse for sadness.
Bible verse from the book of Psalm 9:9.

Mary and Martha too experienced deep sorrow after the loss of their brother Lazarus. Their grief and weeping moved Jesus so strongly that He too, wept.

No matter what you are going through- whether it is the loss of a loved one, loneliness, health issues, financial struggles, relationship issues, or even spiritual despair- the word of God in the Bible gives words of comfort, encouragement, and hope to help us navigate through those difficult moments. 

So, let’s explore these 50 verses together and discover the solace they offer in times of sadness.

Bible Verses for Sadness

Psalm 34:18 

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

Psalm 9:9

“The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.”

Psalm 34:17 

“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.”

Psalm 34:19 

“The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.”

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Psalm 40:1-2

“I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. “

Psalm 42:11

“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”

Psalm 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

Psalm 55:22

“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”

Bible verses for sadness.
Bible verse from the book of 1 Peter 5:7.

Psalm 56:3-4 

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

Psalm 147:3 

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

Psalm 25:16-17

“Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.”

Psalm 23:4

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Psalm 62:1-2 

“Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”

Psalm 91:2

“This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.”

Psalm 119:50

“My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.”

Matthew 5:4 

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

Matthew 11:28-30 

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

1 Peter 5:7 

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

1 Peter 5:9

“Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.”

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Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Bible verses for sadness.
Bible verse from the book of Romans 12:12.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

2 Corinthians 4:17 

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”

2 Corinthians 4:18

“So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.”

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Isaiah 26:3

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”

Isaiah 41:10 

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 40:31

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

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Isaiah 43:2 

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”

Isaiah 53:3

“He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.”

Bible verses for sadness.
Bible verse from the book of Matthew 5:4.

Deuteronomy 31:6

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Deuteronomy 31:8

“Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

Romans 8:38-39 

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 8:28

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Romans 12:12 

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

Romans 15:13 

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Galatians 6:9

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

James 1:4 

“Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

John 14:27

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

John 16:20 

“Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.”

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John 16:20 

“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Bible verses for sadness.
Bible verse from the book of Psalm 46:1.

Hebrews 12:1-2 

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

Philippians 4:13 

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

Matthew 6:31-33 

“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

Matthew 6:34  

 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Philippians 4:19   

“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”

Psalm 41:3 

“The Lord sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.”

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Joshua 1:9

“This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Revelation 21:4

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”