Scriptures for when you are in pain…

Chronic pain is not something that is fun to deal with. I know this first hand after struggling with migraines for years. Mine are triggered by whiplash I got from slipping on ice and falling down the stairs in front of our house years ago. So along with the debilitating headaches, I also suffer from pain in my neck whenever I get cold, there is any abnormal pressure put on it, or if it’s held in the wrong position.

Before I realized what was causing my headaches, I compiled this list of scriptures to help get me through the pain and help me remember that God has a plan.


“But it is still my consolation, And I rejoice in unsparing pain, That I have not denied the words of the Holy One.” ~ Job 6:10


“But I am afflicted and in pain; May Your salvation, O God, set me securely on high.” ~ Psalm 69:29

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“Because in much wisdom there is much grief, and increasing knowledge results in increasing pain.” ~ Ecclesiastes 1:18


“Because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me–to keep me from exalting myself! Concerning this I implored the Lord three times that it might leave me. And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness ” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.” ~ 2 Corinthians 12:7-10


“I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.” ~ Psalm 139:14


“Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.” ~ 2 Corinthians 4:16


“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!” ~ Philippians 4:4


For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” ~ 2 Corinthians 5:1


“Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.” ~ Philippians 4:11


“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. In the next verse James goes on to say: Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” ~ James 1:2-3


“Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


“In the day of prosperity be happy, But in the day of adversity consider–God has made the one as well as the other So that man will not discover anything that will be after him.” ~ Ecclesiastes 7:14


“The news about Him spread throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill, those suffering with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, paralytics; and He healed them.” ~ Matthew 4:24


“For He inflicts pain, and gives relief; He wounds, and His hands also heal.” ~ Job 5:18


“…and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” ~ Revelation 21:4


“You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry.” ~ Psalm 10:17


“I know, O LORD, that your laws are righteous, and in faithfulness you have afflicted me.” ~ Psalm 119:75


“Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth; burst into song, O mountains! For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.” ~ Isaiah 49:13


“Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief. My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones grow weak.” ~ Psalm 31:9-10


“See, I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.” ~ Isaiah 48:10


“I know your afflictions and your poverty—yet you are rich! I know the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.” ~ Revelation 2:9


“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!” ~ Philippians 4:4


“But those who suffer he delivers in their suffering; he speaks to them in their affliction.” ~ Job 36:15


“You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.” ~ Psalm 86:5


“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” ~ Romans 12:12


“Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. The troubles of my heart have multiplied; free me from my anguish. Look upon my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins.” ~ Psalm 25:16-18


“Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.

He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel: The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.  But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children— with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.

The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.

Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word. Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will. Praise the LORD, all his works everywhere in his dominion.

 Praise the LORD, my soul.”

~ Psalm 103


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