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2 | “Comfort From the Scriptures”

2 | “Comfort From the Scriptures”

THE BIBLE SAYS: “All the things that were written beforehand were written for our instruction, so that through our endurance and through the comfort from the Scriptures we might have hope.”​—ROMANS 15:4.

What That Means

The Bible contains comforting thoughts that can give us the strength and endurance we need to cope with negative patterns of thinking. The Bible’s message also gives us hope that emotional pain will soon be a thing of the past.

How This Can Help

We all deal with feelings of distress at times; but those who suffer from depression or anxiety may struggle daily with relentlessly painful emotions. How can the Bible help?

  • The Bible provides many positive thoughts that can replace negative ones. (Philippians 4:8) It can truly fill our mind with comforting and soothing thoughts that will help us control our emotions.​—Psalm 94:18, 19.

  • The Bible can help us to counteract the thought that we are worthless.​—Luke 12:6, 7.

  • Numerous Bible passages reassure us that we are not alone and that God, our Creator, completely understands our feelings.​—Psalm 34:18; 1 John 3:19, 20.

  • The Bible promises that God will put an end to painful memories. (Isaiah 65:17; Revelation 21:4) When we are suffering from disturbing thoughts and emotions, we may find that this promise gives us the strength to go on.