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.
Thought control, peace, worry, contentment, reasonableness, depression, prayer
Assurance of God’s love;’ depression; God thinks about us; His thought are of our good.
Safety, eternality of God, dependability of God
peace, thought control
Human value to God; peace; depression; doctrines of God
Comfort, peace, doctrines of God
Forgiveness, repentance, grieving our sin, assurance
Peace, assurance, depression, answer to prayer
Depression, discouragement, and restoration
I Cor. 13:4-8
Love in marriage, in other relationships, God’s love toward us
Eph. 6: 10-18
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