Psalm 13:1–6 (nlt)
1 O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever? How long will you look the other way? 2 How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day? How long will my enemy have the upper hand? 3 Turn and answer me, O Lord my God! Restore the sparkle to my eyes, or I will die. 4 Don’t let my enemies gloat, saying, “We have defeated him!” Don’t let them rejoice at my downfall. 5 But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me. 6 I will sing to the Lord because he is good to me.
Psalm 109:21–22 (nlt)
21 But deal well with me, O Sovereign Lord, for the sake of your own reputation! Rescue me because you are so faithful and good. 22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is full of pain.
Psalm 109:30–31 (nlt)
30 But I will give repeated thanks to the Lord, praising him to everyone. 31 For he stands beside the needy, ready to save them from those who condemn them.
Psalm 69:1–3 (nlt)
1 Save me, O God, for the floodwaters are up to my neck. 2 Deeper and deeper I sink into the mire; I can’t find a foothold. I am in deep water, and the floods overwhelm me. 3 I am exhausted from crying for help; my throat is parched. My eyes are swollen with weeping, waiting for my God to help me.
Psalm 69:16–17 (nlt)
16 Answer my prayers, O Lord, for your unfailing love is wonderful. Take care of me, for your mercy is so plentiful. 17 Don’t hide from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in deep trouble!
Psalm 69:29–30 (nlt)
29 I am suffering and in pain. Rescue me, O God, by your saving power. 30 Then I will praise God’s name with singing, and I will honor him with thanksgiving.
Psalm 70:5 (nlt)
5 But as for me, I am poor and needy; please hurry to my aid, O God. You are my helper and my savior; O Lord, do not delay.
Psalm 38:9–11 (nlt)
9 You know what I long for, Lord; you hear my every sigh. 10 My heart beats wildly, my strength fails, and I am going blind. 11 My loved ones and friends stay away, fearing my disease. Even my own family stands at a distance.
Psalm 38:15 (nlt)
15 For I am waiting for you, O Lord. You must answer for me, O Lord my God.
Psalm 102:7–9 (nlt)
7 I lie awake, lonely as a solitary bird on the roof. 8 My enemies taunt me day after day. They mock and curse me. 9 I eat ashes for food. My tears run down into my drink
Psalm 102:12 (nlt)
12 But you, O Lord, will sit on your throne forever. Your fame will endure to every generation.
Psalm 25:16–18 (nlt)
16 Turn to me and have mercy, for I am alone and in deep distress. 17 My problems go from bad to worse. Oh, save me from them all! 18 Feel my pain and see my trouble. Forgive all my sins.
Psalm 142:1–4 (nlt)
1 I cry out to the Lord; I plead for the Lord’s mercy. 2 I pour out my complaints before him and tell him all my troubles. 3 When I am overwhelmed, you alone know the way I should turn. Wherever I go, my enemies have set traps for me. 4 I look for someone to come and help me, but no one gives me a passing thought! No one will help me; no one cares a bit what happens to me.
Psalm 142:7 (nlt)
7 Bring me out of prison so I can thank you. The godly will crowd around me, for you are good to me.”
Lamentations 3:16–18 (nlt)
16 He has made me chew on gravel. He has rolled me in the dust. 17 Peace has been stripped away, and I have forgotten what prosperity is. 18 I cry out, “My splendor is gone! Everything I had hoped for from the Lord is lost!”
Lamentations 3:22–24 (nlt)
22 The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. 23 Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. 24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!”
Lamentations 3:31–33 (nlt)
31 For no one is abandoned by the Lord forever. 32 Though he brings grief, he also shows compassion because of the greatness of his unfailing love. 33 For he does not enjoy hurting people or causing them sorrow.
Lamentations 3:55–57 (nlt)
55 But I called on your name, Lord, from deep within the pit. 56 You heard me when I cried, “Listen to my pleading! Hear my cry for help!” 57 Yes, you came when I called; you told me, “Do not fear.”
Matthew 26:38 (nlt)
38 He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.”
Matthew 27:46 (nlt)
46 At about three o’clock, Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” which means “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?”
2 Timothy 4:16–18 (nlt)
16 The first time I was brought before the judge, no one came with me. Everyone abandoned me. May it not be counted against them. 17 But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength so that I might preach the Good News in its entirety for all the Gentiles to hear. And he rescued me from certain death. 18 Yes, and the Lord will deliver me from every evil attack and will bring me safely into his heavenly Kingdom. All glory to God forever and ever! Amen.
Psalm 18:28 (nlt)
28 You light a lamp for me. The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness.
Isaiah 43:1–2 (nlt)
1 But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. 2 When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.
Psalm 30:5 (nlt)
5 For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.
Hebrews 13:5 (nlt)
5 Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.”
Psalm 56:8 (nlt)
8 You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.
Isaiah 57:15 (nlt)
15 The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this: “I live in the high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts.
Job 23:10 (nlt)
10 “But he knows where I am going. And when he tests me, I will come out as pure as gold.
Psalm 34:18 (nlt)
18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
Psalm 147:3 (nlt)
3 He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.
Psalm 43:5 (nlt)
5 Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again— my Savior and my God!
Psalm 46:1 (nlt)
1 God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.
Psalm 16:8 (nlt)
8 I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
2 Corinthians 1:3–4 (nlt)
3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. 4 He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
2 Corinthians 4:16 (nlt)
16 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day.
Hebrews 12:2 (nlt)
2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.
Psalm 73:25–26 (nlt)
25 Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth. 26 My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.
John 14:27 (nlt)
27 “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.