This is a all growing list of verses or insights I use in my walk with God in dealing with mental health…
I hope you also find some peace and joy as I have…
They are in no particular order
Psalm 9:10 (NLT): Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you.
Proverbs 3:5–6 (NIV): Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Phil 4:4-8 (I am choosing to) Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say (I choose to) rejoice!
(I will REJOICE until my) Let your gentleness is evident to all.
(And I am able to do this as I) know) The Lord is near.
(I will show that I am not anxious…. If I’m still anxious I will choose to instead rejoice) Do not be anxious.
(How will I know I am not anxious?)
In every situation
(Because whatever the situation is), with prayer (and I know that I have prayed for God’s will) and thanksgiving (willing to submit because in know God has planned it)
Present it (still rejoicing, not anxious) to God
And the peace the transcends all understanding will guard my heart and mind I Christ Jesus!
2 Cor 6:10 Our hearts ache, but we always have joy!
2 Cor 12:9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. ” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
(I’m weak, He’s strong. He provides what I need, when I need it.)
2 Cor 4:16-17 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are [aging] dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!
Psalm 9:9 (NLT): The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble
Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines;
even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren;
even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord!
I plug in my personal even thoughts:
Even though the darkness seems to surround me,
and it is hard to find the light;
even though oppression is heavy,
and negative thoughts abound;
even though the world seems to offer no comfort;
and the battle seems hopeless,
yet I WILL REJOICE in the Lord!
1 Col 1:13 For You have rescued me from the DOMINION of DARKNESS and brought me into the kingdom of Your Son whom You love, and in whom I have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand
John 14:27–28 (NLT): “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
2 Corinthians 4:6 (NLT): For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ
Psalm 55:16-18 (NLT) But I will call on God,
and the LORD will rescue me. Morning, noon, and night I cry out in my distress, and the Lord hears my voice. He ransoms me and keeps me safe from the battle waged against me, though many still oppose me.
Psalm 55:22 (NLT) Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.