Are you feeling down and out? It’s a tough place to be, but you’re not alone.

Many people turn to the Bible for guidance and comfort in times of sadness or struggle.

This article will share some uplifting Bible verses that can help bring hope and encouragement when feeling down.

31 Powerful Bible Verse For Feeling Down And Out

These verses can offer peace and perspective, whether you’re struggling with a specific challenge or just feeling overwhelmed by life.

So if you need spiritual encouragement, keep reading for some powerful and uplifting words from the Bible.

Deuteronomy 31:6– Be Strong And Courageous

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6(ESV)

Deuteronomy 31_6

Numerous things can discourage people, even believers, especially when we have tried our best to attend a certain height in life, yet it still looks like we have done nothing.

This can be discouraging and make one feel God isn’t working or has left them.

This verse encourages us to be strong in any problem we find ourselves in and to be courageous in all areas.

Matthew 11:28 – God Gives Rest

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

Matthew 11:28 (ESV)

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God wants us to always go to Him whenever we face challenges, especially in today’s world where the poor become poorer even with the hustling, and the rich become rich even with their less work.

According to this passage, we are to go to God when life circumstances become tough; God wants us to leave everything to Him.

Philippians 4:6-7- Do Not Be Anxious About Anything

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.

Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV)

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It’s always funny when some believers and even some Christians pray and even enter fasting so they can stop problems.

It should be understood that temptation will always come; even Jesus Christ, as great and mighty as he was, was tempted by Satan.

We are bound to be tempted; it is our inability to be able to overcome the temptation that will lead us to trouble.

Psalm 147:3 – God Mends Our Broken Heart

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Psalm 147:3 (ESV)

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Broken hearts comes as the result of the problems and challenges we face in life that can’t be solved.

Even as believers, when there are many challenges and difficulties, we will be heartbroken no matter how strong we may look.

As believers, we must inculcate the habit of trusting God that even amid our challenges, God will heal our wounds and restore healing to our broken hearts.

Psalm 55:22 – He Bears All Our Burdens

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

Psalm 55:22 (ESV)

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Seeing what God has done in my life over the last 20 years, I surrendered everything to Him to take full charge and control; I have seen God’s hand extensively upon my life and family.

Many may ask how they can surrender their all.

This is it; as someone who wants to give your all to God for Him to take full charge and control your life.

All you need do is to trust God in all totality of your life by the cast all your burdens to Him and never thinking about them, knowing that He will solve them for you.

Proverbs 3:5-6– Trust In The Lord

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.

Proverbs 3:5-6(ESV)

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As Christians, praying and at the same time thinking if the prayers are answered isn’t right, you doubt the ability of God, and this also shows your faith in Him isn’t vital.

We should never doubt God in whatever situation we find ourselves in.

We are to believe His word and promise that He can do all the impossible things that look tough and impossible for men.

Isaiah 40:31- Wait Upon The Lord.

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 40:31 (ESV)

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Whatever we face today as bad or challenging situations, we should never give up on trusting in God, it may tarry, but we should understand that it’s not a denial; our long waited need will always come to manifestation.

Believers should never forget the story of Job, how he lost everything, but in return, his later years were more significant and better than the former.

So we have to always wait for God’s promises to be fulfilled in our lives.

John 16:33 – With God You Will Overcome Everything

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.”

John 16:33 (ESV)

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In God, no harm can ever come to us; in Him, there’s hope for a better tomorrow because God never disappoints.

He never hears the talk of men towards us; He doesn’t care about how we offended Him in the past.

But when we put our hope in the world, we will always put ourselves in trouble, and disappointment will be the order of the day.

John 14:1- Be Not Disturbed

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me

John 14:1 (ESV)

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We might face temptation and challenges in life, which is quite normal, but there, there’s an instruction from God that we should never let our hearts be troubled.

We are to look up to God and believe in Him that he will do all that He has promised us.

God doesn’t want us to trouble our hearts over anything; He wants us to trust Him and believe that whatever we ask will be granted to us.

Psalm 34:18

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

Psalm 34:18 (ESV)

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God is near the heartbroken, those frustrated, and those with no one to look up to; God is telling us never to give up and to keep trusting and believing in His eternal promise.

Let those called Christians and believers of Christ never give up on believing and trusting in God; God is the solution for every believer.

Bible Verses For Down Times

We all experience difficult moments in our lives, and it can be helpful to turn to the wisdom and comfort in the Bible.

These verses will offer you hope and peace as you navigate your challenges.

These verses will provide much-needed comfort and guidance if you face anxiety, sadness, or other complex emotions.

Psalm 9:9-10

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 9:9-10(ESV)

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; those that believe in the name of Jesus do not need to worry about the plans of the evil ones because God is our refuge.

Those oppressed should never give up on them, for the Lord God Almighty can deliver and restore all the loss of our life.

All we need do is trust Him by always going to Him in prayers, putting our request on His fit.

Philippians 4:19

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:19(ESV)

It might not look well and sweet now, but as Christians, we have a promise from our heavenly father. He said He would supply our needs, whatever we want in life.

We should never misquote this passage; we should understand that God is answerable to those who call upon Him and are ready to walk in His path.

Psalm 32:7-8

You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

Psalm 32:7-8(ESV)

We have a hiding place where we run to and are safe when temptation comes. At the same time, it gives us a reason to smile. This is the place we have in the name of the Lord.

According to this scripture, God has promised to teach us how to go when faced with trouble and don’t have anywhere to go.

1 Peter 5:7

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

1 Peter 5:7(ESV)

We will always be down at some point in our lives; the most important thing we need to note and do is to call on God amid everything we face that challenges us.

On our own, we can do nothing; no matter how much we try and struggle, we can not exceed our limits.

Only God has the supreme power to do everything, and that’s why this scripture encourages us to cast all our anxieties on God.

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.

Romans 8:18(ESV)

As believers, we are bound to face trials and tribulations, but whatever we face in this world is nothing compared to the glory to come.

So we shouldn’t let the things of the flesh affect us or make us derail from his present.

We should always set our minds on the things above; there’s a glory that awaits us, so we should never conform to the things of the world, which is vanity upon vanity according to God’s word.

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6(ESV)

Even when we face trials that look tough, we are never to be afraid because we have God as the author and the finisher of our faith; in Him, He won’t let any harm come to us because He is always with us; he will never leave us or forsake us.

Bible Verse For Someone Feeling Defeated

If you’re feeling defeated, you’re not alone. Life can be challenging, and sometimes it feels like we can’t catch a break no matter what we do.

But the good news is that we can turn to the Bible for encouragement and hope.

Whether you’re facing challenges at work, in your relationships, or your personal life, these verses can help you find the resilience and determination you need to keep going.

So if you’re feeling down, take a few moments to read through these verses and let the words of the Bible lift you.

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.”

Romans 12:19 (ESV)

According to this passage, God tells us that in any situation we find ourselves in, we should always keep calm and never avenge those hurt because vengeance belongs to God and not man.

Believers should understand that anytime we feel defeated from any angle, we should not avenge.

We are to leave every battle into His hands because we are fighting against principalities and powers, not flesh and blood, so we must go to God to fight for us.

John 15:18

“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.

John 15:18 (ESV)

As believers, it shouldn’t be a new thing that people hate us.

According to this scripture, Jesus was hated even when he came with the word of truth, performing all manner of miracles, raising the dead, healing the limb and the blind men.

Yet He was hated for doing these good things; how much more are we in the world? Their hate should post as a threat to us; instead, it should make us know we are standing in the right sight of God.

1 Peter 5:7

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

1 Peter 5:7 (ESV)

Amid the adversary, when we feel that we are defeated. We should never fight.

According to this scripture, we should always leave everything in the hand of God; it is the best thing a believer should do to show a godly example to the unbelievers.

John 14:15

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

John 14:15(ESV)

Many claims they love but can’t keep God’s simple commandment. God’s commandments are so numerous that we can’t even count.

But according to this passage, the Commandments of God are that we should never avenge those who hurt us.

We should always leave it to the hand of God and let Him do what pleases Him.

Malachi 3:6

“For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.

Malachi 3:6 (ESV)

God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and he will never change what he has promised us in His word will always come to manifestation.

We are never to be dismayed; we must stay strong and hold Him on His word.


The promises of God over us are that we will leave and not die, no weapon formed against us will prosper, and that every tongue raised against us in judgment shall be condemned.

So we are to trust his word and promises over our lives, and by so doing, we will see His mighty hands upon us.

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