Favorite Psalms for Comfort and Hope

Favorite Psalms for Comfort and Hope

We asked you, our readers, for your favorite psalms and we've collected some of your wonderful responses.  In this slideshow, you'll find the beloved verses of Psalm 121 and Psalm 91, as well as Bible verses you may be less familiar with.  We hope you'll enjoy these verses that uplift, inspire and encourage.

  • Psalm 91:11

    For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways…

  • Psalm 73:16-17

    Psalm 73:16-17

    When I tried to understand all this,
     it troubled me deeply
     till I entered the sanctuary of God;
    then I understood their final destiny.


  • Psalm 139:17

    How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
    Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand—
    when I awake, I am still with you.


  • Psalm 19:14

    Psalm 19:14

    May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
    be pleasing in your sight,
    Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

  • Psalm 30:5

    For his anger lasts only a moment,
    but his favor lasts a lifetime;
    weeping may stay for the night,
    but rejoicing comes in the morning.

  • Psalm 46

    Psalm 46:

    1 God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
    2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
    3 though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging.
    4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
    the holy place where the Most High dwells.
    5 God is within her, she will not fall;
    God will help her at break of day.
    6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
    he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
    7 The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.
    8 Come and see what the Lord has done,
    the desolations He has brought on the earth.
    9 He makes wars cease
    to the ends of the earth.
    He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; He burns the shields with fire.
    10 He says, "Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth."
    11 The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

  • Psalm 121: 1-8

    1. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
    2. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
    3. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
    4. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
    5. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
    6. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
    7. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
    8. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

  • Psalm 23

    1. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.


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