23 Bible Verses That Say God Cares

A man rows a small boat in a body of water. Beneath him, two sharks swim. The text reads, "Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you. (Deuteronomy 3:22, NIV)"

Learn Religions / Vin Ganapathy

God cares about people. No matter what is happening, he never leaves his children. Scripture tells us God knows what is going on in our lives and is faithful. As you read these comforting Bible verses, remember that the Lord is good and kind, your ever-present protector in times of need.

God Cares by Fighting our Battles

What a comfort to know that God is fighting for us when we are afraid. He is with us in our battles. He is with us wherever we go.

Deuteronomy 3:22
Do not be afraid of them; the LORD your God himself will fight for you. (NIV)
Deuteronomy 31:7-8
"Be strong and courageous ... The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." (NIV)
Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. (NIV)

God's Great Care in the Psalms

The book of Psalms is a great place to go when you are hurting. This collection of poetry and prayers contains some of the most comforting words in Scripture. Psalm 23, in particular, is one of the most dearly loved, soul-comforting passages in all the Bible.

Psalm 23:1-4,6
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me ... Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (NIV)
Psalm 27:1
The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? (NIV)
Psalm 71:5
For you have been my hope, Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth. (NIV)
Psalm 86:17
Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me. (NIV)
Psalm 119:76
May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant. (NIV)

Comfort in Wisdom Literature

Proverbs 3:24
When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. (NIV)
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

The Prophets Speak of God's Care

The book of Isaiah is another excellent place to go when you need comfort. Isaiah is called "The Book of Salvation." The second half of Isaiah contains messages of forgiveness, consolation, ​and hope, as God speaks through the prophet to reveal his plans to bless and save his people through the coming Messiah.

Isaiah 12:2
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. (NIV)
Isaiah 49:13
Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones. (NIV)
Jeremiah 1:8
"Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD. (NIV)
Lamentations 3:25
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; (NIV)
Micah 7:7
But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me. (NIV)

Comfort in the New Testament

Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. (NIV)
Luke 12:7
Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. (NIV)
John 14:1
Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. (NIV)
John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (NIV)
John 16:7
Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. (NIV)
Romans 15:13
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. (NIV)
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. (NIV)
Hebrews 13:6
So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?" (NIV)
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