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Carrying burdens is an inevitable part of life; at times, we may feel overwhelmed by the weight of our struggles. However, as Christians, we believe in a God who offers comfort and strength in the midst of our trials. The Bible is filled with verses that speak to the nature of carrying burdens and provide hope for those struggling.

This article will explore some of the most impactful Bible verses about carrying burdens and how they can offer encouragement and solace in difficult times. Whether you are facing financial difficulties, health problems, or relationship issues, these verses can remind you that you are not alone and that God is with you every step of the way.

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Bible Verses About Carrying Burdens

1. 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.”

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2. Galatians 6:2

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

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3. Psalm 55:22

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

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4. 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.”

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5. 1 Peter 5:7

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

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6. 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.”

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7. Psalm 68:19

“Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.”

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Encouragement from the Bible on bearing one another’s burdens

8. Galatians 6:2

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

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9. Romans 12:15-16

“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.”

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10. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

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11. Hebrews 10:24-25

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

12. Ephesians 4:2

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”

13. Proverbs 17:17

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.”

14. James 5:16

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

How to find rest in God when burdened

15. Psalm 62:5-6

“Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.”

16. Psalm 23:1-3

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.”

17. Isaiah 40:29-31

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 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.”

18. Matthew 6:25-27

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”

19. Psalm 55:22

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

20. 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.”

21. 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.”

Trusting God to carry our burdens

22. Psalm 55:22

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

23. 1 Peter 5:7

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

24. Isaiah 46:4

“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.”

25. Psalm 68:19

“Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.”

26. Psalm 91:1-2

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'”

27. 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.”

28. 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.”

Carrying the burden of others in prayer

29. James 5:16

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

30. Ephesians 6:18

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”

31. Colossians 1:9-10

“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.”

32. Philippians 1:3-4

“I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy.”

33. 1 Timothy 2:1

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people.”

34. James 4:2-3

“You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask,you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.”

35. Matthew 18:19-20

“Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Carrying the burdens of sin and guilt

36. Psalm 32:5

“Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.’ And you forgave the guilt of my sin.”

37. Isaiah 1:18

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”

38. 1 John 1:9

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

39. Romans 8:1

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

40. Psalm 103:12

“As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”

41. Micah 7:18-19

“Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.”

42. Ephesians 1:7

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.”

Finding strength in carrying our burdens

43. Philippians 4:13

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

44. 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.”

45. Psalm 55:22

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

46. 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.”

47. Psalm 46:1

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

48. Hebrews 4:15-16

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

49. 1 Peter 5:7

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

The comfort of God’s presence in carrying our burdens

50. 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.”

51. 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.”

52. Psalm 34:18

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

53. 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.”

54. 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.”

55. Psalm 46:10

“He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.'”

56. Joshua 1:9

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Conclusion

Carrying burdens is an inevitable part of life, and we all face overwhelming situations. However, the Bible offers us hope and encouragement through its many verses. We are reminded that we are not alone in our struggles and that God is always with us, ready to help us carry our burdens.

As we trust Him and lean on His strength, we can find peace and rest in our souls. May these Bible verses about carrying burdens bring comfort and strength to all who read them, reminding us of our God’s unfailing love and faithfulness.

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