The word “need” appears 153 times throughout the books of the Bible. The graph below shows the locations of each appearance. It begins with Genesis in the top left and concludes with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 35 most important Bible scriptures on needing God.
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
1 John 5:4
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
1 Peter 1:13
Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 3:15
But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.
1 Peter 4:12
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.
1 Peter 5:6
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
2 Corinthians 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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 9:6
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.
Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”
“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me.”
“And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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