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In the midst of life’s challenges and uncertainties, it is not uncommon for individuals to grapple with emotions that seem overwhelming—anger and depression being two particularly formidable adversaries.

This article delves into the profound wisdom and solace that the Bible offers to those seeking respite from the throes of anger and depression. While not a substitute for professional counseling or medical care, the verses contained within the sacred text provide invaluable insights, encouragement, and hope. In the following sections, we will explore a selection of Bible verses that can help illuminate the path to managing and overcoming these challenging emotional states.

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Bible Verses To Help With Anger And Depression

1. Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”

2. Isaiah 41:10

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

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3. Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious about anything, 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 your minds in Christ Jesus.”

4. Matthew 11:28

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavily laden, and I will give you rest.”

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5. Proverbs 3:5-6

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

6. Romans 15:13

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

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7. Psalm 42:11

“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.”

8. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

9. Psalm 34:4

“I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.”

10. Isaiah 26:3

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you.”

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11. James 1:19-20

“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.”

12. Ephesians 4:31-32

“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”

13. Proverbs 15:1

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

14. Psalm 37:8

“Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.”

15. Galatians 5:22-23

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”

16. Colossians 3:8

“But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.”

17. Proverbs 14:29

“Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.”

18. Proverbs 19:11

“Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.”

19. Romans 12:19

“Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.'”

20. Proverbs 16:32

“Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.”

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21. Psalm 147:3

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

22. Isaiah 53:4-5

“Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds, we are healed.”

23. Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

24. Psalm 30:5

“For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.”

25. 2 Corinthians 4:16-17

“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen”

26. Psalm 51:10

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”

27. 1 Peter 5:7

“Casting all your anxieties on him because he cares for you.”

28. Romans 8:18

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”

29. Psalm 40:1-2

“I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.”

30. Romans 15:4

“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”

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31. Psalm 42:5

“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation.”

32. Isaiah 40:31

“But they who wait for 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.”

33. Lamentations 3:22-23

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”

34. Romans 5:5

“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

35. Psalm 130:5

“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word, I hope.”

36. Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”

37. Psalm 71:14

“But I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more.”

38. Romans 12:12

“Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.”

39. 1 Corinthians 16:13

“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.”

40. Psalm 31:24

“Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!”

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41. Psalm 37:7

“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!”

42. Proverbs 12:25

“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.”

43. 1 Peter 1:6-7

“In this, you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

44. Psalm 55:22

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”

45. Romans 8:26

“Likewise, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.”

46. Psalm 34:17-18

“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”

47. 2 Corinthians 4:17

“For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.”

48. Psalm 143:7-8

“Answer me quickly, O Lord! My spirit fails! Hide not your face from me, lest I be like those who go down to the pit. Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.”

49. Isaiah 26:3-4

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.”

50. 2 Timothy 1:7

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”

Conclusion

In times of anger and depression, when the weight of the world seems too heavy to bear, the Bible stands as a timeless reservoir of wisdom and comfort. As we come to the end of our journey through these carefully selected verses, it becomes clear that faith can serve as a powerful source of solace and strength.

As we close this exploration of Bible verses for anger and depression, we invite you to revisit these passages whenever you find yourself facing these challenging emotions. May the words of scripture serve as a constant reminder that even in our moments of anger and despair, there is the promise of healing, strength, and a brighter tomorrow.

 

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