Friday Counseling Issues: Scripture Doses

When I first started working as a therapist, fifteen years ago, I found myself offering the same verses frequently to various clients.  I decided to put them all together in a handout, and I’ve been using that handout ever since.

At first I called them my “peace and hope” verses, and that still applies.  Those are the two things my clients are looking for when they enter counseling:  Inner peace in a very stormy life, and the hope that things can and will get better.

So here is my list for you. Under each scripture reference, you will see how they specfically apply.  I hope they are a blessing to you.

Scripture Doses

Philippians 4:4-8

Thought control, peace, worry, contentment, reasonableness, depression, prayer

Jeremiah 29:11

Assurance of God’s love;’ depression; God thinks about us; His thought are of our good.

Deuteronomy 33:27

Safety, eternality of God, dependability of God

Isaiah 26:3

peace, thought control

Psalm 139

Human value to God; peace; depression; doctrines of God

Psalm 23

Comfort, peace, doctrines of God

Psalm 51

Forgiveness, repentance, grieving our sin, assurance

Psalm 37

Peace, assurance, depression, answer to prayer

Psalm 13

Depression, discouragement, and restoration

I Cor. 13:4-8

Love in marriage, in other relationships, God’s love toward us

Eph. 6: 10-18

Spiritual warfare

Rev. 12:10

Satan and guilt

Isaiah 41: 10

Fear, God’s presence; God’s strength                           

Isaiah 43: 1-5

Safety;  love of God;  who we are in Christ

II Cor. 9:8–grace, sufficiency, abounding-100% words

II Cor. 10: 4-6  thinking , stronghold, every thought into captivity

Psalm 90 and 91:  peace, comfort, safety, God’s personal care


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