While addiction therapy and counseling are essential for achieving and maintaining sobriety, people learning how to live, think and act as drug-free individuals often experience depression, frustration and hopeless as they struggle to find meaning and peace. In addition to talking to addiction counselors about distressing emotions and thoughts, our clients also rely on powerfully moving Bible verses to help them through darker moments in their lives and reinvigorate their faith in God’s goodness and strength.
Bible Verses to Encourage and Inspire
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.
The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.
Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you. He will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
—1 Corinthians 10:13
Bible Verses for Peace and Serenity
Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, yes, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
Bible Verses about Faith and Trust
Your God, the Lord himself, will be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you.
The Lord will keep you from all harm. He will watch over your life. The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
Do not be afraid. I will save you. I have called you by name—you are mine. When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you; your troubles will not overwhelm you. When you pass through fire, you will not be burned; the hard trials that come will not hurt you. For I am the Lord, your God because you are precious to me and because I love you and give you honor, do not be afraid—I am with you.
—Isaiah 43: 1-5
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place, and it shall remove, and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
No one stood by me the first time I defended myself; all deserted me. But the Lord stayed with me and gave me strength.
—2 Timothy 4:16
Bible Verses about Hope, Purpose, and Meaning
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles… run and not grow weary… walk and not be faint.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
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.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Do Not Worry
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin… If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.