Bible Verses About Mental Health
Mental health is as important as physical health, but many people don’t think about mental illness the same way they do with other illnesses. Mental illness can be just as debilitating and difficult to deal with as physical ailments, but it’s often overlooked or ignored. The Bible has a lot to say about mental health, including ways we can cope with our own struggles and how God cares for us when we’re struggling. Here are some of my favorite verses:
Philippians 4:6-7 reads:
- “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
God promises to give you peace if you seek it through prayer. This is a great way to calm yourself down when you’re feeling stressed out or anxious about something that’s been weighing on your mind. Just close your eyes and talk with God about what’s going on inside of you—He’ll listen!
A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.
“Heartache” is your inner voice and “spirit” is your strength. In other words, when you listen to your inner voice, you have a happy heart; but if you ignore it, then your strength will be crushed! It’s important to be honest with yourself so that you can make changes in your life that will lead to greater happiness and fulfillment (see also Proverbs 4:23).
There is no true comfort, guidance, wisdom and hope in life without the Bible. The Psalms are a source of comfort and guidance when you are going through difficult times in your life.
When you read the Bible it is like sitting down with a wise friend who listens to you carefully and gives sound advice on how to live your best life possible (see Proverbs).
The Bible gives us hope because it teaches us about our eternal home with God where there will be no more pain or suffering (see John 14: 2-3).
- “The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.” (Isaiah 12:2)
- “He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might he increases strength.” (Isaiah 40:29)
- “And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach…” (Isaiah 58:12)
- “…he has strengthened me from weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
- “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? 28 And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 yet I tell you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith! 31 Therefore do not worry saying ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For it is just as if a man going abroad called his slaves and entrusted his property to them; 33 to one he gave five talents[a],to another two,[b]to another one,[c]to each according to their ability.[d] 34 Then he went away from there and had sent some on their way into their own fields.[e][f] 35 He who had received five talents went off at once and traded with them[g];and made five more.[h][i][j]
‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. You heard me say, “I am going away and I am coming back to you.” If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.’
Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven and eternal life (John 14:6). He is also the only one who can save us from our sins (Acts 4:12), heal us from all illnesses (Matthew 8:16), bring peace in our lives (Colossians 3:15), give meaning and hope for this life (1 Corinthians 15:19-20) and for eternity after death when we go home with Him in heaven (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). All of these things are available only through Jesus Christ who will meet all of our needs in a way that no other person or thing can match!
Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases; who redeems your life from destruction. The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
God’s love is eternal. He loves you no matter what happens to you in this life or any other one that comes after it. God will never die because he is eternal – he has always existed and always will exist!
Psalm 23 is a psalm of David. It’s a psalm of trust and comfort, hope and faith. This is the passage you’ll want to turn to when you feel anxiety or depression closing in on you—or when those feelings have already taken hold.
There’s a common saying that you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. This means that you can give someone all the information and advice you want (lead them to the water), but ultimately they have to decide for themselves whether or not they want to take action on it.
This is true in many situations, including mental health. You might care deeply about your friend who is struggling with depression or anxiety, but if he refuses to seek help, there isn’t much more you can do other than offer support and encouragement as he makes his own way through recovery.
The Bible has a lot to say about mental health.
The Bible has a lot to say about mental health. In fact, the book of Proverbs is filled with wisdom about the mind. And if you read enough Bible verses, you’ll find that God cares for our mental health in ways we never realized before.
The Bible is a book of wisdom, and many of its verses have something important to say about your mental well-being. If you’re struggling with an anxious or depressive episode, these Bible quotes can help lift your spirits when everything feels hopeless—and they can also give you hope for better days ahead!
The Bible is a great resource for anyone who wants to learn more about mental health. It has so many beautiful passages on topics like depression, anxiety, and addiction that can help you find comfort and healing. These verses are just the beginning—there are many more where they came from!