John 10:10 says, “The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy.”
That sounds an awful lot like depression if you ask me.
You see, we weren’t created to be depressed. In fact, in the second half of that verse, Jesus says “I came so that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”
But all-too often, depression has this unwelcome and unwarranted way of sneaking into our lives when we least expect it, and doing nothing but stealing our freedom and joy, killing our spirits, and destroying any hope of a better, brighter future.
And while that might be its end game—the goal of the enemy, which is to keep you from the abundant life God intended for you—it doesn’t have to write your story.
God has given us a tool that no one else has, which has the power to completely shut down Satan’s attempts. The Truth, which is only found when we spend time in the Word.
Here are 17 Bible Verses for When Depression Creeps In.
1. Deuteronomy 31:8
“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
2. Psalm 3:3
“But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.”
3. 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.”
4. 2 Samuel 22:17-20
“He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.”
5. Psalm 34:17
“When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.”
6. John 16:33
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.“
7. Ecclesiastes 9:4
“Anyone who is among the living has hope.”
8. Psalm 34:18-19
“The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.”