Never miss a post

Theasaurus: Discouragement

75 Bible Verses about discouragement

Most Relevant Verses

Job 3:20-26

"Why does he give light to one in misery and life to [those] bitter of soul, who wait for death, but {it does not come}, and search [for] it more than [for] treasures, who rejoice {exceedingly}, [and] they are glad when they find [the] grave?read more.
[Why does he give light] to a man whose way is hidden, and God has fenced him in [all] around? For my sighing comes {before} my bread, and my groanings gush forth like water because the dread that I {feel} has come upon me, and what I feared befalls me. I am not at ease, and I am not at peace, and I do not have rest, thus turmoil has come."

Numbers 21:4-5

They set out from Mount Hor [by] the way of the {Red Sea} to go around the land of Edom; but {the people became impatient} along the way. The people spoke against God and against Moses, "Why have you brought us from Egypt to die in the desert? There is no food and no water, and our hearts detest [this] miserable food."

Joshua 2:8-11

Before {they went to sleep}, she came up to them on the roof and said to the men, "I know that Yahweh has given you the land, and that dread of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land melt away [in fear] because of your presence. For we have heard how Yahweh dried up the waters of the {Red Sea} before you when you went out from Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites that [were] beyond the Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed.read more.
We heard [this], and our hearts melted, and {no courage was left in anyone} because of your presence. For Yahweh your God [is] God in the heavens above and on the earth below.

1 Samuel 17:10-11

Then the Philistine said, "I hereby defy the battle lines of Israel today! Give me a man so that we may fight each other!" When Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and very afraid.

Deuteronomy 1:21

See, Yahweh your God has set before you the land; go up and possess [it] as Yahweh the God of your ancestors said to you; do not fear and do not be dismayed.'

Job 5:6-7

Indeed, mischief does not come from the dust, and trouble does not sprout from the earth. But a human being is born to trouble, and {they soar aloft} [like] {sparks}.

Psalm 38:1-14

O Yahweh, do not rebuke me in your anger or chastise me in your wrath. For your arrows have sunk into me, and your hand has pressed down on me. There is no soundness in my flesh because of your indignation. There is no health in my bones because of my sin.read more.
For my iniquities have passed over my head; like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me. My wounds start to stink; they rot because of my foolishness. I am bowed down; I am bent over greatly. All the day I go about mourning. For my loins are full [of] burning, and there is no soundness in my flesh. I am faint and crushed greatly; I groan because of the roaring of my heart. O Lord, all my longing is before you, and my sighing is not hidden from you. My heart throbs violently, my strength leaves me; and the light of my eyes, that also is not with me. My friends and companions stand aloof from my affliction, and my relatives stand afar off. Those who seek my life lay snares as well, and those intent on my harm speak threats. They also plot deceit all day. But as for me, like [the] deaf I cannot hear, and [I am] like [the] mute [who] cannot open his mouth. And [so] I am like a man who hears not, and in whose mouth there are no retorts.

1 Samuel 17:32

David said to Saul, "Do not let anyone's heart fail concerning him! Your servant will go and fight with this Philistine."

Isaiah 42:3-4

He will not break a broken reed, and he not will extinguish a dim wick. He will bring justice forth in faithfulness. He will not grow faint, and he will not be broken until he has established justice in the earth. And [the] coastlands wait for his teaching.

Proverbs 1:26-27

I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when panic comes [upon] you. When your panic comes like a storm, and your calamity arrives like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you,

2 Corinthians 6:4-10

but commending ourselves as servants of God in every [way], in much endurance, in afflictions, in distresses, in difficulties, in beatings, in prisons, in disturbances, in troubles, in sleepless nights, in going hungry, in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in love without hypocrisy,read more.
in the word of truth, in the power of God, with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and left hand, through glory and dishonor, through slander and good repute, [regarded] as deceivers and [yet] truthful, as unknown and [yet] known completely, as dying, and behold, we go on living, as disciplined, and [yet] not put to death, as grieving, but always rejoicing, as poor, but making many rich, as having nothing, and possessing everything.

Isaiah 21:2-4

A hard revelation is told to me; the treacherous deals treacherously, and the destroyer destroys. Go up, Elam; lay siege, Media! I put an end to all of her sighing. Therefore my loins are filled [with] anguish; pangs have seized me, like [the] pangs of a woman giving birth. I am {too bent to hear}, I am {too dismayed to see}. My {mind} staggers; fear terrifies me; the twilight {I desired} {brought} me fear.

2 Chronicles 32:7

"Be strong! Be courageous! Do not fear and do not be dismayed before the king of Assyria and before all the crowd that [is] with him, for [there are] more with us than with him.

Jeremiah 45:3

'You said, "Woe please to me, for Yahweh has added sorrow to my pain. I am weary in my groaning and I do not find rest." '

Jeremiah 51:46

Now {so that you are not fainthearted}, and you are afraid at the rumors that are heard in the land-- and in the year the rumor comes, and in the year after it the rumor, and violence [is] in the land, with ruler against ruler--

Ezekiel 21:7

{And then} when they say to you, 'On account of what [are] you groaning?' then you must say, 'On account of [the] report, for it [is] coming, and every heart will be weak and all hands will hang limp and every spirit will be disheartened, and all knees will go [like] water.' Look! It [is] coming, and it will happen!" {declares} the Lord Yahweh.

Hebrews 12:3

For consider the one who endured such hostility by sinners against himself, so that you will not grow weary in your souls [and] give up.

Zechariah 10:2

Because the household gods speak deceit, and those who practice divination see a lie, and the dreamers of vanity speak in vain. Therefore [the people] wander like sheep; they are afflicted because there is no shepherd.

2 Corinthians 1:8-9

For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning our affliction that happened in the [province of] Asia, that we were burdened to an extraordinary degree, beyond [our] strength, so that we were in despair even of living. But [we] ourselves had the sentence of death in ourselves, so that we would not be putting confidence in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead,

Jeremiah 8:9

[The] wise will be put to shame, they will be dismayed, and they will get taken. Look, they have rejected the word of Yahweh, and what [is] wisdom to them?

Psalm 42:5-11

Why are you {in despair}, O my soul, and disturbed within me? Hope in God, because I will again praise him, [for] the salvation of his presence. O my God, within me my soul is {in despair}; therefore I remember you from the land of Jordan and the heights of Hermon, from the mountain of Mizar. Deep [is] calling to deep at the thunder of your waterfalls. All your breakers and your waves have passed over me.read more.
By day Yahweh commands his loyal love, and in the night his song [is] with me, a prayer to the God of my life. I say to God, my rock, "Why have you forgotten me? Why must I walk about mourning because of [the] oppression of [the] enemy?" [As] with a shattering in my bones my oppressors taunt me, while they say to me {all day}, "Where [is] your God?" Why are you {in despair}, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, because I shall again praise him, {my salvation} and my God.

1 Samuel 28:15-18

Then Samuel said to Saul, "Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?" And Saul said, "{I am in distress}! For [the] Philistines [are about] to make war against me, but God has turned away from me, and he does not answer me any more, not {by the prophets} or by the dreams. So I called to you to let me know what I should do." Then Samuel said, "Why do you ask me, since Yahweh has turned away from you and has become your enemy? Yahweh has done to you just as he spoke by my hand! Yahweh has torn the kingdom from your hand and has given it to your neighbor, to David.read more.
Because you {did not obey} Yahweh and did not carry out the fierce anger of his {wrath} against Amalek, therefore Yahweh has done this thing to you today.

Ephesians 3:13

Therefore I ask [you] not to be discouraged at my afflictions on behalf of you, which are your glory.

Deuteronomy 26:6-7

And the Egyptians treated us badly, and they oppressed us and imposed on us hard labor. And we cried to Yahweh, the God of our ancestors, and Yahweh heard our voice and saw our affliction and our toil and our oppression.

Job 15:24-25

Anguish and distress terrify him; they overpower him like a king ready for the battle. Because he stretched out his hand against God, and he was arrogant to Shaddai;

2 Samuel 22:7

In my distress I called [upon] Yahweh, and to my God I called. He heard my voice from his temple, and my cry for help [was] to his ears.

Romans 8:35-39

Who will separate us from the love of Christ? [Will] affliction or distress or persecution or hunger or lack of sufficient clothing or danger or the sword? Just as it is written, "On account of you we are being put to death the whole day [long]; we are considered as sheep for slaughter." [No], but in all these [things] we prevail completely through the one who loved us.read more.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Zephaniah 1:17

And I will bring distress to all humankind, and they shall walk about like the blind, for they sinned against Yahweh; their blood shall be poured out like dust and their entrails like dung.

2 Chronicles 20:9

'If disaster, a sword, punishment, disease, or famine come upon us, we shall stand before this house and before you--for your name [is] in this house--and cry out to you out of our trouble, then you will hear and save [us].'

Nehemiah 9:32

"And now our God, the great, mighty, and awesome God who keeps [his] covenant and loyal love, do not belittle in your presence all of the hardship that is found in us, our kings, our officials, our priests, our prophets, our ancestors, and all of our people, from the days of the kings of Assyria until this day.

1 Chronicles 28:20

Then David said to Solomon his son, "Be strong and courageous, and do [this]! Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed, for Yahweh God, my God, [is] with you. He will not fail you and will not forsake you until all the work of the service of the house of Yahweh is finished.

Psalm 31:9-12

Be gracious [to] me, O Yahweh, because I have distress. My eye wastes away because of vexation, [along with] my soul and my {body}. For my life is at an end with sorrow, and my years with sighing. My strength stumbles because of my iniquity, and my bones waste away. Because of all my adversaries I have become a disgrace, especially to my neighbors, and a dread to my acquaintances. [Those who] see me in the street flee from me.read more.
I have become forgotten like [one] dead, out of {mind}. I am like a destroyed vessel.

Judges 2:14-15

So {the anger of Yahweh was kindled} against Israel, and he gave them into the hand of plunderers; and they plundered them, and he sold them into the hand of their enemies from all sides. They were unable to withstand their enemies any longer. {Whenever} they went out, the hand of Yahweh was against them to harm [them], just as Yahweh warned, and just as Yahweh had sworn to them. And {they were very distressed}.

2 Chronicles 20:15

And he said, "Listen, all Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat, thus says Yahweh to you: 'Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed before this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God's.

Isaiah 38:14

Like a horse or a crane, so I chirp; I moan like dove. My eyes are weak toward the height. Lord, I have oppression; lend me support!

Isaiah 26:16

Yahweh, in distress they have visited you; they poured out an {incantation}; your discipline [was] on them.

Jeremiah 8:18-19

"My comfort [is gone] from me, sorrow [is] on me, my heart [is] sick. Look, the sound of the cry for help of the daughter of my people from a distant land, 'Is Yahweh not in Zion? Is her king not in her?' Why have they provoked me to anger with their images, with idols of a foreign land?"

Isaiah 40:29-31

[He] gives power to the weary, and he increases power for {the powerless}. Even young people will be faint and grow weary, and [the] young will stumble, exhausted. But those who wait for Yahweh shall renew [their] strength. They shall go up [with] wings like eagles; they shall run and not grow weary; they shall walk and not be faint.

Jonah 2:1-2

And Jonah prayed to Yahweh his God from the belly of the fish and said, "I called {from my distress} to Yahweh, and he answered me; from the belly of Sheol I cried for help-- you heard my voice.

Exodus 6:9

And Moses spoke thus to the {Israelites}, but they did not listen to Moses, because of {discouragement} and because of hard work.

2 Samuel 4:1

When the son of Saul heard that Abner had died in Hebron, {his courage failed} and all of Israel [was] horrified.

Ezra 4:4

Then the people of the land discouraged {the people of Judah} and made them afraid to build

Jeremiah 30:10

But you must not fear, my servant Jacob,' {declares} Yahweh, 'and you must not be dismayed, Israel, for look, I [am] going to save you from far, and your offspring from the land of their captivity. And Jacob will return, and he will be at rest, and he will be at ease, and there will be no [one who] makes [him] afraid.

Job 4:5

But now it has come to you, and you are worn out; it touches you, and you are horrified.

Deuteronomy 1:28

Where [can] we go up? Our brothers have {made our hearts melt}, {saying}, "The people are greater and taller than we are, [and there are] great fortified cities [reaching] up to heaven, and we saw the sons of the Anakites [living] there." '

Numbers 32:7

Why are you discouraging the hearts of the {Israelites} from crossing into the land that Yahweh gave to them?

Psalm 109:16

because he did not remember to show loyal love, but he pursued anyone, poor or needy or brokenhearted, to slay [them].

Acts 15:19

Therefore I conclude we should not cause difficulty for those from among the Gentiles who turn to God,

Job 6:14

"Loyal love [should come] for the afflicted [from] his friend, even if he forsakes the fear of Shaddai.

Jeremiah 8:21

"Because of the wound of the daughter of my people I am broken down, I mourn, horror has seized me.

From Thematic Bible


Discouragement » Delay in fulfilment of desires

Discouragement » The difficulty of the task

Nehemiah 4:10

But Judah said, "The strength of the carriers is failing, and there is too much dirt, and we are not able to build at the wall."

Discouragement » The prosperity of the wicked

Psalm 73:2-3

But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled. My steps had nearly slipped, because I envied the boastful [when] I saw [the] well-being of [the] wicked.

Discouragement » The hardness of the way

Numbers 21:4

They set out from Mount Hor [by] the way of the {Red Sea} to go around the land of Edom; but {the people became impatient} along the way.

Topics on Discouragement

Endurance In Discouragement

53;1;4

so that we ourselves boast in you in the churches of God about your patient endurance and faith in all your persecutions and the afflictions that you are enduring,

God's Help In Discouragement

47;7;6

But God, who comforts the humble, comforted us by the coming of Titus,

Overcoming Discouragement

43;16;33

I have said these [things] to you so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have affliction, but have courage! I have conquered the world."

Prayer In Discouragement

19;42;5-11

Why are you {in despair}, O my soul, and disturbed within me? Hope in God, because I will again praise him, [for] the salvation of his presence.

Resisting Discouragement

49;3;13

Therefore I ask [you] not to be discouraged at my afflictions on behalf of you, which are your glory.