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17 Psalms of Comfort for When You Are in the Storm

The storms of life come in all shapes and sizes. For instance, some are literal storms like hurricanes and tornadoes that ravage communities. Others come in physical or emotional illnesses like cancer, viruses, depression or anxiety. And still other storms come as a result of day-to-day circumstances like losing your job, being in an accident, having a loved one pass away or having a friendship fall apart. It’s in these times we can look to the Bible, specifically for psalms of comfort.

psalms of comfortI don’t know if King David ever endured an actual storm from mother nature. But it’s obvious from reading the Bible that his life was filled with many personal storms. For starters, his brothers disliked him. Additionally, a jealous King Saul tried to kill him on more than one occasion. His own son Absalom attempted a coup against David’s throne.

David even battled his own personal sins. And sadly, he had to watch as one of his son’s died in infancy.

Yet through all the pain and loss, the Bible describes David as a man after God’s own heart. In fact, David often looked to God for comfort during the difficult times. And really it makes sense for all of us. Who else can we look to when all is or seems lost?


David was a prolific writer of psalms. And certainly, many of them he penned are psalms of comfort. David knew that we all face emotionally hard times in life and need some encouragement. 

Perhaps in your reading of the psalms, you have come across some favorites. I’ve been particularly drawn recently to Psalm 34:17-18, Psalm 55:22 and Psalm 70:20-21.

I think these verses speak for themselves. Trust in this promise – God will bring you peace and encouragement in the coming days as you face your personal storm. 

Psalms of Comfort

Psalm 9:9 – “The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.”

Psalm 22:24 – “For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; nor has He hidden His face from Him; but when he cried to Him, He heard.”

Psalm 23:4 – “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”

Psalm 27:1 – “The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

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Psalm 30:5 – “…Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”

Psalm 34:17-18 – “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.”

Psalm 40:1-2 – “I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry; He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps.”

Psalm 46:1 – “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.”

Psalm 55:22 – “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved.”

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Psalm 56:3-4 – “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His word), in God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?

Psalm 71:20-21 – “You, who have shown me great and severe troubles, shall revive me again, and bring me up again from the depths of the earth. You shall increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.”

Psalm 86:17 – “Show me a sign for good, that those who hate me may see it and be ashamed; because You, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.”

Psalm 91:2-4 – “I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge…”

Psalm 94:19 – “In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.”

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Psalm 119:50, 52 – “This is my comfort in my affliction, for Your word has given me life. I remembered Your judgments of old, O Lord, and have comforted myself.”

And finally,

Psalm 119:76 – “Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.”

In conclusion, I pray these psalms of comfort uplift your spirit in whatever storm you are experiencing. You may have lost everything but God knows. More importantly He cares for you. Even in the dark times of life you have someone to turn to to find peace and rest for your soul.

Leave a comment below or answer a question: Which of these psalms of comfort was your favorite and why? What other comforting words from the Bible have helped you? How have you seen God work in your life through the difficult times? What words of encouragement can you give to someone hurting right now?

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  1. Thank you for the time that you spent composing this post and sharing these holy scriptures to uplift the hurting. It helped to bring me comfort on a long night.

    May Our Father look over you and bless you.

  2. This has been very enlightening and I am growing day by day in faith.


  3. Hello brother:

    GREAT list of verses.! 😉

    Just a quick note to let you know as I went through them, I noticed there is a typo.
    Psalms 70: 20-21 …. should read Psalms 71:20-21


  4. Thank you for sharing this comforting Bible verses. My hope is waxing stronger.

  5. Elizabeth says

    I love this post it gave me hope

    • That is so encouraging to hear Elizabeth. My prayer is that you will lean on God through whatever storm you are going through. He will always be there for you when you call on him.

  6. What a truly amazing post. Thank you for your generosity in sharing this!

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