18 Bible verses about comfort


Jesus gave the promise and assurance of a Comforter coming when He was no longer on Earth in bodily form. He knew the needs of mankind, and graciously gave the gift of His Spirit, the Comforter, to dwell in human beings. 

When you are in need of comfort, you can ask of the Lord to meet your need. He may do it with His presence in prayer, through His Word, or even through another child of His who is filled with His Spirit. 

Embrace the comfort He offers when you are in need, and let the scriptures continually speak to you with words that bring relief and encouragement to your soul.

1. Accept God’s presence and reject fear.

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” (Psalms 23:4)

2. Fear and faith are not friends.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” (Isaiah 41:10)

3.The battle is already won, take comfort.

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

4. Trust God’s calling for your life.

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

5. The comforted shall become a comforter.

“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort, who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3 – 1:4)

6. God will comfort you in every situation.

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” (Joshua 1:9)

7. You don’t have go through this alone.

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalms 46:1)

8. God is with you and in you.

“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.” (John 14:16)

9. Be assured, God is faithful.

“Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations.” (Psalm 23:4)

10. There is healing in God’s Word.

“Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope. This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.” (Psalms 119:49)

11. Trust God, He will strengthen you.

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)

12. When you are down, He will bring you up.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:3 – 5:4)

13. Rejoice, God’s favor is within your reach.

“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” (Romans 5:1 – 5:2)

14. Praise God in advance.

“I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities.” (Psalms 31:7)

15. The more broken the heart, the closer God is.

“The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.” (Psalms 34:18)

16. Fear no one born of a woman because God is your cover.

“I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass.” (Isaiah 51:12)

17. God mercifully comforts His people.

“Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.” (Isaiah 49:13)

18. God can lift and cleanse from the deepest gutter.

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)

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