Bible Verses about Mental Illness

Compiled by The BibleStudyTools Staff on 02/24/2021
Bible Verses about Mental Illness

What does the Bible say about Mental Illness? Scripture tells us that the fall of man, sin, led to total depravity and death. Our physical and mental bodies are attacked by disease. Mental illness is a part of living in a fallen world. Treatment of mental illness involves the whole person. Counselors and doctors can work together to attend to the physical and mental aspects of illness. Read these Scriptures related to mental illness and find comfort from the one who created you and wants you to experience freedom.

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No Fear in Love
18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
Is God's fruit showing through you? - Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Is God's fruit showing through you? - Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
13 Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.
You Are Strong!
7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
Philippians 4:7
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 41:10
10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
27 The LORD will afflict you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors, festering sores and the itch, from which you cannot be cured.
28 The LORD will afflict you with madness, blindness and confusion of mind.
29 At midday you will grope about like a blind person in the dark. You will be unsuccessful in everything you do; day after day you will be oppressed and robbed, with no one to rescue you.
Cast Your Anxiety on Him - 1 Peter
7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Philipians 4:13
13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Matthew 11:28 - Come to Me
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Romans 15:13
13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
1 John 4:8
8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie
16 When they drink it, they will stagger and go mad because of the sword I will send among them.”
7 Babylon was a gold cup in the LORD’s hand; she made the whole earth drunk. The nations drank her wine; therefore they have now gone mad.
24 News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them.
Your Daily Verse - Romans 8:28
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
Your Daily Verse - Philippians 1:6
6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Psalm 34:17
17 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
Hebrews 12:1 - Run with Endurance
1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,
23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds;
5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
Philippians 4:8 - Excellent and Worthy of Praise
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,