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Where to Find Comfort and Encouragement in the Psalms

There are many words of comfort and encouragement in the Psalms. Here is your guide to a few chapters that will build you up and remind you of God’s faithfulness.

When you feel abandoned: Ps. 10.

When your world seems to be falling apart: Ps. 46.

When you are afraid: Ps. 23; 91.

When you feel guilty: Ps. 51.

When your family gets on your nerves: Ps. 127; 128.

When you are facing a daunting challenge: Ps. 27.

When you are discouraged by the apparent prosperity of the wicked: Ps. 37; 73.

When you do not feel very thankful: Ps. 107.

When you feel as if God has forgotten you: Ps. 139.

When you are tempted to lose faith in God: Ps. 62.

When you have lost your eternal perspective: Ps. 90.

When you feel like you are barely hanging on: Ps. 86.

When you are wondering what God expects: Ps. 15.

When you want to know God better: Ps. 42; 63.

When you need to be reminded of the goodness of God: Ps. 103.

When you need to recommit yourself to serving God: Ps. 116.

When you need wisdom: Ps. 119.

When you need a reminder of God’s mercy: Ps. 136.

When you feel like celebrating: Ps. 95 –100.


This commentary is from the New King James Study Bible. With more than 2 million copies sold, it’s no secret that the NKJV Study Bible is a reliable guide for your journey into God’s Word. This Bible provides a complete resource for study, including thousands of notes, articles, extensive cross-references, and features contributed by top evangelical scholars.


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What are other Psalms that encourage you?

One comment on “Where to Find Comfort and Encouragement in the Psalms

  1. Rosemary Brown says:

    My all-time favorite encouraging Psalm is 138 especially verse 8, the Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy oh Lord endures forever. Also Ps 18:2-3.

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