15 Bible Verses For When You Are Feeling Discouraged

Do you ever feel like you just want to throw in the towel and give up? On what? anything that’s overwhelming at that moment. I compiled a few verses that are sure to encourage you during these difficult seasons. | adiligentheart.com

There are moments in my life when I just want to throw in the towel and give up. On what? anything that’s overwhelming me at that moment.

We’ve all felt pretty drained and alone one time or another. And it makes us feel spent. In times like these, especially in times like these, I encourage you to turn to your Bible for guidance.

I’ve compiled a few verses that encourage me, and thought you guys could benefit from them too :)

15 Verses for when you are feeling Discouraged

Psalm 34:17-19 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. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

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.

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.

Isaiah 42:16 And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.

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.

Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

1 Corinthians 9:24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.

2 Corinthians 4:8-9 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;

2 Corinthians 5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight.

Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

1 Peter 1:6-9 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. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Grab your journal and write these verses down so you can quickly turn to them when you’re feeling discouraged. Don’t have a journal? Grab one HERE.

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Grab you journal and write these verses down so you can quickly turn to them whenever you’re struggling with discouragement.

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  1. I just wanted to say thanks for this post! I was having a VERY bad day today and I needed this. :)

      • I’m glad i just read this thx for posting! i really needed GOD’S REASSURANCE!

        God Bless those who hurt, Lord we need your emotional healing touch , I pray our hearts rejoice soon, sorrow is at night but joy comes in the morning.. Amen! Thank you Jesus.

    • Yes, thank you so much for this post!!

  2. Thank you so much for putting these together! Life is a struggle right now each day I am presented with a new obstacle! It feels like it will never end! I just need to remember to continue to lean on God for he is always with me and never leads me astray!!

    • I am the same i struggle so much everyday.

  3. thanks it helped me a lot today. Amen!!

  4. Tracee Barton on

    Thank you so much. I googled bible verses for when your feeling discouraged and this awesome sight came up. The verses encouraged me so much i ended up sending 3 of the verses to my husband, daughter, her boyfriend and my mom. When my son came home later that night i showed them to him. They all told me how much it helped them through out that day. Sometimes we get caught up with things in life that get us down we tend to forget whose really in charge! Thank you again! :)

    • I agree with Tracee. These verses reminded me that God is still in control and not me. Without him, I can do nothing. I was feeling very discouraged and caught up in life’s worries, and these verses helped me to remember to whom to cast all my cares. Thank You!

  5. LoriO'Connor on

    Thanks so much! This was the first thing that came up in my Google search “verses for discouragement”. I am printing this now and will be reading this daily.

  6. This is a beautiful compilation that I leaned on today. Thank you for shining The Lord’s light on those who needed it. God be with you always.

  7. Thank you so much for posting these verses as they have really uplifted me. The first thing I did when I got into the office is Google – Verses for Discouragement. I was feeling extremely discouraged his morning as my life and my family’s has been struggle after struggle. I feel that life is really very unfair especially to those who are believers of Christ. After reading the versed, I decided to hand over my burdens to Jesus for he cares for me. Please continue encouraging as people are living discouraged and need to hear a word of encouragement and hope.

  8. Thank you for the verses…I am a stay at home mom , and it isn’t always easy. I was having a bad day and something told me to get down on my knees and pray to the Father, and then I looked up bible verses for when your feeling discouraged, and this was the one I picked. Thank you…I needed to remind myself that GOD is always there and that he loves us no matter what. Seeing other women posting comments made me realize that I am not the only one. We all need GOD !! Thank you again

  9. I thank you for these scriptures , I feel so alone even though I know better. I feel weak, reading scriptures help me to remember I’m not alone.

  10. jesus loves you girl keep your head up.. everyone keep me in prayers too He knows my situation godbless:)

  11. Thank you for taking the time to share these verses. Caught up in an unfortunate time, I’m thankful for having found your site and for having the Lord call me back to his herd. It’s been a few months since I’ve attended church and yesterday I had the unstoppable urge to walk into one I’ve never been to and ask for help in a prayer.

    Thank you for further confirming my faith and sharing your encouragement!

  12. Thank you. I was feeling discoraged and I have been uplifted with these verses

  13. Hi thank you so much for this i miscarried at 7weeks two weeks ago was thinking that i am fine spiritually an emotionally but latetly i just find my self crying and angry at my husband for no reason thanks once again for the bible quotes.

  14. Just read those verses very helpful because I can’t seem to heal from sickness.an understandin tha guy I love dearly.any advice.

  15. This reminded me of his grace for us.

  16. Thank you for posting these scriptures! I really needed some inspiration, I felt down a lot lately because its truly hard trying to survive being unemployed! And I’m 22 who recently graduated from college smh. But I’m uplifted and I have the faith that God will make a way!

  17. We have to continue to believe gods word sometimes its hard when trials come god said that we would have trials and tribulations but we have over come the world in the name of JESUS

  18. I needed this today going thru what I’m going thru thank you so much !! :)

  19. Randall Belk on

    Thank you. God bless you.

  20. Thanks so much for posting these encouraging verses. Ive been going through a very dark time in my life and the outcome looks so dark… But God!! Im praying He will bring my brother through.

    • Hi laira, i just wanted to say thanks for sharing! Reading your response made me realize how much i truly do have to be thankful for. Anyway i hope all is well. How is your brother? I’m praying for you guys!!! God bless in the holy name of Jesus Christ!!!!

  21. Hi marlene, i came across your blog because i am feeling very alone and discouraged! I am waiting on the Lord for a very specific blessing that i feel he has promised me. My problem is not faith because i know that he will do what he has said. I am just having trouble being patient while waiting. I try to be happy everyday and wait in faith while being grateful for what i have and the problems that i don’t have right now. It’s just so hard for me right now to keep moving forward in his promises. I feel as though i have no one to talk to in these tough times and maybe that is why I’m feeling this way. It has been a while and i try to keep pushing forward but sometimes i get really down on myself. Anyway pray for me and thanks for reading

  22. My name is Alyssa and I just wanted to thank you for this!!!! I really did need it!!! And since I am only 12, sometimes I feel like I am too young to make a difference, so a verse for all those kids and teens out there is 1 Timothy 4:12, “do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but instead set an example for believers in life, in love, in speech, in faith, and in purity. ” that’s my favorite verse! ;) and thanks again!!!!

    • I’m so blessed to hear a young child making such an important decision in their live. Truly continue to trust in the Lord with all your heart. I have served the Lord from my youth like yourself and still am a believer today at 30 years old. The Lord will sustain you. Another scripture that I liked when I was a child was Ecclesiastes 12:1.

  23. This was very encouraging for me today. I need The Lord to give my family a financial miricle and I was getting discouraged, but this helped me a great deal. I know I need to just hold on a lil while longer.

  24. I can’t read this on phone because of the share thing on the side, and it doesn’t appear to have a way of removing it. :(

    • Daniel, thank you for letting me know. There was some sort of glitch, but I’ve now removed the share bar on the side. :)

  25. Thank you so much for this uplifting blog. I was so thirsty for HIS word in this moment of darkness. Bless you, I embrace his warm light and know that he is faithful.

  26. Thank you for sharing His precious Word’s. They bring hope to me and many others. May the Lord bless you, your family, and your ministry❤️

  27. My adult son has been going through a very difficult time in his life and his confidence in himself and in God’s presence in his life has been seriously shaken. Consequently, as his mom, I too have been dealing with a lot of worry and stress fearing what may happen next. I read all of the scripture verses that you posted and then prayed through each one of them, claiming the promises that God makes in them for my son. It really helped me to remember that God does care for my son and that He is able to do far beyond what we could imagine. Thank you

  28. Great verses for encouragement. Thank you for sharing! Stopping by from the BOTS page :)

  29. Sylvia Robinson on

    Thank you for these! Philippians 4:1-9 should read Philippians 4:19.

  30. Thank you so much for these uplifting words of GOD. I was feeling down, I applied for this job that I truly needed, interview went well but I looked online, and the status was No longer being considered. I felt so saddened and defeated for once in life. I’m like Lord you know how bad I need this job, I had faith that Jesus would have blessed me with this opportunity, but it didn’t happen. After reading this, I have regain my faith, I am walking by faith and not by sight. And I know because I love God, all things work together for my good. Thank you for inspiring others

    • Rebecca, thank you for your kind words. I’m so thankful the Lord spoke to you through these verses. :)

  31. Thank you for these verses, they are everything I needed tonight. My heart is overwhelmed and my spirit is broken.

  32. Marlene, you have no idea how much I needed to read this. Lately I’ve been feeling so overwhelmed about the challenges my husband and I are going through. There’s so much uncertainty regarding where we should live, what job is best for us, how to handle our finances… its very hard to keep my faith intact… I find myself feeling so incredibly alone, and confused, and scared sometimes… it’s like you said, I wish to just give up, but I know the Lord has great plans for us, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give US a future and a hope. Please pray for our family, we really need it. And thank you for writing these down, I’m keeping them really close to my heart!

  33. Thank for this post, I just shared it with three of my co-workers. Discouragement is always knocking at my door and now I feel a little better equipped to encourage myself using the word of God, which will never steer me wrong. I plan to read these scriptures everyday until I can recall them from memory and I will add more to the list as needed. :-)

  34. Ebony De La Cruz on

    I also just wanted to thank you for this post. Like you said in your introduction, I too have been (off & on) feeling like throwing in the towel and just giving up! I know that I just need to stay encouraged! I woke up this morning feeling discouraged so I prayed and goggled bible verses that would help and this was the first link I clicked on. I needed this. Thank you!

    • Ebony, I’m so thankful you were encouraged by His word! :)

  35. Hi,I have been fasting for four days now and feel during this period my problems are just becoming more and more and felt so discouraged but I thank God that he spoke to me through you and he reminded me that he will never leave nor forsake me for he his a better plan in store for me.Even though tomorrow is my deadline to pay certain debts,I trust in God that he will make a way for me and I just want to give Him Praise for he is worthy.thank you for your verses.God bless

  36. Hi Thank u so much for the verses and God bless u for sharing. Have been feeling so down lately but after reading this i know my reedemer lives and his with me all the time. Thank u

  37. Thank you so much for these verses above. I have been really in the red on my finances for days and working a full time job as a single mom has been at times beyond overwhelming. This week when I get paid, my entire check will not even handle my debt but I will be obedient to his word and Trust in HIM and him alone. These verses were just what I needed to regain faith. Thank you and God Bless.

  38. Thank you for your encouragement. Gods word is so precious.

  39. Dorothy Smith on

    Thank you so much for putting these scriptures together. The encourged me. It seems as when I am sarting to get back into my daily quiet time with the spirit,evilness stared coming ack too. I am so happy that came across page.

  40. I need these more than you know. Thanks you so much.I am not going to give up,waiting on God the Father to restore my marriage.

  41. Thanks a lot for creating this page. I was losing hope, feeling discouraged and confused. These verses refreshed my spirit. May Lord sustain you and your lovely family. Glory be to our father in heaven. Amen

  42. thanks so much, I really needed this, I just got a call from my daughter telling me that she cant pray like before. This is a great refresher for both of us. Amen!

  43. Thank-you for making these verses available. I needed to find out the location of a verse or two that I wanted to send to my 9 yr old daughter who was feeling discouraged and could not remember the location(s). So I googled. Your site was very helpful. This site is a tool that will be and has been used to draw people closer to Jesus Christ, the One who gave His life for ours.

  44. I was so discouraged this morning and i needed to here a word just to know that its going to be alright..thanks so much after reading theses scriptures I feel better and I feel like i can go just a little bit further now.

  45. Willie Wortham Jr. on

    This scriptures has brought joyband peace to my heart. Lord thank you for the power in your word that I need to read daily. Lord your word tells us how much you loves us, Lord your word relieves the burden from our troubling heart and our depressed minds. Lord thank you. Lord I am working on a project in the Church kitchen, Lord give me the patience and wisdom to complete it within Thursday, I do believe its possible. Lord you do amazing things all the time. In Jesus Name Amen.