Using God’s Word.

These are Scripture selections for counselors, pastors, lay people and all facing a mental health need.

We trust that therapists, pastors, and laity will find this section beneficial. We are seeking in this section to demonstrate a practical way to use Scripture to help those with mental health needs. We pray that anyone who is troubled may find personal peace and comfort and hope as they read through and meditate on these Bible passages.

If you have found Scripture passages or Bible stories that have been helpful in counseling mental health needs, we encourage you to be an ally in our work by sending it to us on the contact page. We may adapt or edit it and include your submission on this site, giving you the credit for your ideas.

Be strong and take heart,
all you who hope in the Lord.

Psalm 31:24 NIV

Anxiety – Psalm 46:10a

A powerful psalm of comfort.


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Depression – Psalm 23:1

Using Psalm 23 for symptoms of depression.


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Depression – Psalm 71:19-20

A Righteous God – God acts in love towards His believers.


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Forgiveness – Psalm 103:8-13

 Comfort that God will forgive us.


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Forgiving Others – Genesis 50:19-20

Using Psalm 23 for symptoms of depression.


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Forgiving Others – II Corinthians 5:19

The Child of God Counseling* uses II Corinthians 5:19 when a person has trouble forgiving someone else.


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Forgiving Self – II Corinthians 5:19

The Child of God Counseling* uses II Corinthians 5:19 when a person doubts that God could ever forgive him or her.


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Grief – Isaiah 49:15

Using Isaiah 49:15 for grief, the loss of a child through miscarriage.


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Prayer – Psalm 17:6-8

Assurance that God answers our prayers.


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Repentance – Psalm 32:1-11

Using Psalm 32 as a model or template for repentance.


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