14 Best Bible Verses To Read When You’re Sad

All of us can be sad at times, so when you feel sad, here are the 14 best Bible verses to read when you’re sad in the hopes that it’ll help encourage you in the Lord.

No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.
- Revelation 22:3-5

“He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of the wilderness; he encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
- Deuteronomy 32:10

But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
- Matthew 10:30-3

For thus said the LORD of hosts, after his glory sent me to the nations who plundered you, for he who touches you touches the apple of his eye:
- Zechariah 2:8

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.
- John 14:1

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
- Isaiah 26:3

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
- 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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 34:18-19

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
- Romans 8:18

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
- Revelation 21:4

This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
- Psalm 34:6-7

It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed."
- Deuteronomy 31:8

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
- Philippians 4:6

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5 Stories From The Bible To Read When You’re Sad

Here are 5 stories from the Bible to read when you’re feeling sad.

A Glad Heart

Can you believe that one simple, little smile can turn around a person’s day?  I know it can.  I’ve seen it, or even telling someone, “Thank you” can make their day, but “A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed” (Proverbs 15:13).  Whatever your face shows may be how others react.  A smile is just as contagious as a frown…so have a glad heart.  It starts with “a cheerful face.”

Comforting the Mourners

Many people go through a time of mourning after the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, or a job loss, but the Lord Jesus Christ said, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4).  The word “comfort” has as its meaning: “com” (with) and “fort” (strength), so it’s like a compound word “with strength.”  We can comfort others with the same comfort we’ve received from others (2 Corinthians 1:3-5).  God can use us as a means to comfort or give strength to people in their time of mourning.

Death Passes Away

The day is coming when God “will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4).  When you’re feeling sad, it’s time to think of the glad!  The goodness of God’s promises is that all pain, sorrow, suffering, and even death will end.  For us, it will be no more.

Near the Crushed

If you feel like everything is fine and you’re prospering and your health is good, consider this; “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18).  No one I know has zero problems.  Life has its share of problems for everyone, regardless of their lot in life, so if you’re feeling sad, God is near the brokenhearted and will reach down and “save the crushed in spirit.”  Feeling crushed? God is near you!

Growing Weary

Do you sometimes feel underappreciated at work or by family or even at church, but if we don’t receive our rewards from others in this life, that’s okay; our great rewards come at the appearance of Christ, so “let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9). You are not serving and giving for people, but for an audience of One…the Lord our God.  What He sees is all that matters.

I hope you liked the 14 best Bible verses to read when you’re sad, and if you did, please share them with a friend who might need some encouragement from the Word of God.