30 Uplifting Bible Scriptures on Sadness

The word “sad” occurs 46 times in the Bible. The infographic below identifies the points of each occurrence. This graphic presentation starts with Genesis in the top left and concludes with Revelation in the bottom right.

Sad Scriptures in the Bible

Here are the 30 most uplifting Bible scriptures on sadness.

Psalm 34:18
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

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

Psalm 55:22
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Psalm 18:2
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

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

1 Peter 5:10
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

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 31:8
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.”

Ephesians 6:8
Knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a slave or free.

Isaiah 41:10
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 53:4
Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.

James 4:7
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 5:13
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.

Jeremiah 31:9
“With weeping they shall come, and with pleas for mercy I will lead them back, I will make them walk by brooks of water, in a straight path in which they shall not stumble, for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.”

John 10:29
“My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.”

John 14:16
“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever.”

John 14:18
“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”

John 14:2
“In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?”

John 14:24
“Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me.”

John 15:7
“If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”

John 17:11
“And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.”

John 17:15
“I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.”

John 17:9
“I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.”

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Luke 6:27
“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.”

Matthew 5:44
“But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

Psalm 48:14
That this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.

Romans 8:34
Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Masters Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years. If you would like to reach out to contact Natalie, then go here to send her a message.