Bible Verses for People in Recovery

Action (“Walk what you talk”)

1 Corinthians 4:20
Galatians 5:16-26
Ephesians 4:1-3
Ephesians 5:15-18
Ephesians 5:1-2
Isaiah 30:21
Romans 6:1-4

Anger/Resentment

James 1:19-20
Proverbs 19:11, 20:22
Leviticus 19:18
Psalm 37:8-11
Proverbs 22:24
Proverbs 15:1
Matthew 5:5-21
Peter 3:8-18

Bitterness

Exodus 16:1-3
Proverbs 10:12
James 5:9
1 John 2:9-11
Ephesians 4:31-32
Matthew 7:1-5
Hebrews 12:14-15

Blame

Genesis 3:9-15
Luke 14:15-24
Exodus 32:19-24
Romans 1:20
1 Samuel 13:11-14
Jeremiah 1:6-7
1 Samuel 15:16-23

Courage

Psalm 143:5-10
Philippians 1:27-28
John 16:33
Psalm 91
Psalm 28:6-9
Psalm 118:5-7
Psalm 34:1-2
Psalm 27:14
Psalm 46:1-2
Ephesians 6:10-17

Dependence Upon God

2 Chronicles 20:6-12
John 15:5
Psalm 127:1
2 Corinthians 3:4-5
Jeremiah 10:23-24
Psalm 139:1-5
Deuteronomy 33:27
Proverbs 3:5-6

Discouragement

Hebrews 12:12-15
Hebrews 12:3-4
Revelation 21:3-4
Psalm 4:1-7
2 Corinthians 4:15-18
Psalm 42:4-11
Psalm 61:1-5
Psalm 73:26

“Easy Does It”

Ecclesiastes 7:8-9
Titus 2:2
Romans 12:12
Hebrews 10:36
James 1:2-4
James 5:7
Psalm 94:19

Faith

Matthew 6:30
Mark 9:14-24
Matthew 8:23-27
Romans 5:1-2
Mark 11:24-25
1 Peter 5:7
James 1:5-8
Romans 4:18-25
Peter 1:7-9
Ephesians 6:13-17

Fear

Psalm 118:5-6
Psalm 34:4
Romans 8:38-39
Psalm 46:1-3
Jeremiah 1:6-9
Psalm 112:1-8
Psalm 143:1-10
Psalm 27:1-3
Isaiah 43:1-2
Psalm 32:7
Psalm 118:5-9
1 John 4: 18
Psalm 41: 1-3
Proverbs 28:1
Proverbs 29:25
Isaiah 51: 12-13
Psalm 23: 4
Matthew 5:39
Isaiah 35:4
Romans 12: 21
Luke 12:4

Freedom

John 8:32
Romans 6:1-7
Romans 6:22
Romans 8:1-14
Galatians 5:1
1 Peter 2:16
Galatians 5:13-24
1 Peter 1:2
Psalm 107:13-16
Romans 7:21-25
Psalm 116:16
Colossians 1:12-14
Acts 13:29-38

Forgiveness

Genesis 50:14-21
Psalm 65:3
Psalm 103:1-12
Acts 13:38-39
John 1:16-17
Matthew 6:14-15
Colossians 3:9-13
Philippians 3:13-14
Mark 11:24-25
Isaiah 43:2-26
Luke 17:1-4
Ephesians 1:6-9
Psalm 32:1-5

Friendship With God

Psalm 147:1-11
James 4:4-10
Proverbs 18:24
Psalm 25:14
John 15:13-14
Job 16:20-22
Exodus 33:1
Hebrews 13:5-6

Guilt

Genesis 3:8-10
Psalm 51:11-15
Romans 5:20-21
Romans 7:15-17
Isaiah 53:6
Romans 3:23-24
James 2:10
Romans 5:8-9
Galatians 3:21-22

Gratitude

Colossians 1:12-14
Psalm 106:1-2
Luke 17:11-19
Psalm 107:1-2
Psalm 9:11-12
1 Peter 2:9-10
Luke 15:11-32
Colossians 3:15

Healing

Mark 5:21-34
Psalm 27:4-6
Isaiah 61:1
James 5:16
Psalm 147:3-5
Hebrews 2:14-15
1 Corinthians 6:9-12
Isaiah 53:3-5
Luke 13:10-13
Hosea 5:15-6:3
Mark 2:17
Psalm 107:10-22

Honesty

1 John 1:8-10
1 Peter 3:10-12
Romans 12:17
Romans 13:12-14
Leviticus 19:35-36
Leviticus 19:11-13
Proverbs 11:1
Proverbs 20:10
Proverbs 16:8
Psalm 51:6

Hope

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
Psalm 31:19-24
Jeremiah 31:13-14
Ephesians 2:12-13
Jeremiah 29:11
Proverbs 13:12
Lamentations 3:20-26
Romans 5:3-5
Romans 15:13
Hosea 2:15
1 Timothy 4:9-10

Humility

Psalm 37:11
Proverbs 22:4
1 Corinthians 1:3-16
Mark 9:35
Psalm 69:32-33
Micah 6:8
James 3:13-18
Romans 12:1-3
James 4:5-10
Proverbs 29:23
Psalm 147:10-11
Proverbs 16:18-19
Galatians 6:1-5
1 Corinthians 10:12

Joy

Psalm 69:29-33
Proverbs 13:12
Psalm 28:6-7
Psalm 33:20-22
Isaiah 12
Psalm 34:1-3
Psalm 42:4-8
Psalm 32:1
Psalm 31:7-8
Psalm 100:1

“Let Go & Let God”

2 Corinthians 1:9
Psalm 46:1-2
Psalm 33:18-22
Psalm 39:1-7
Psalm 42:9-11
Jeremiah 17:7-8
James 4:10

Loneliness

Psalm 68:6
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Psalm 146
1 Peter 3:8
1 John 1:7
Psalm 31:20-22
Matthew 28:18-20

“Live & Let Live”

Luke 10:38-42
1 Thessalonians 4:11
Matthew 7:1-5
Romans 14:4
Romans 2:1
Romans 14:10-13
1 Corinthians 4:5
James 5:9
1 Corinthians 2:11

Love

1 John 4:7-10
Romans 8:35-39
1 John 4:16-21
Galatians 2:20
Colossians 3:12-15
Deuteronomy 10:12
1 Peter 4:7-10
John 3:16
John 15:9-14
John 13:34-35

Newness of Life

Romans 6:1-4
Colossians 3:9-14
Luke 15:11-24
Romans 12:1-2
Romans 8:11-14
Ephesians 2:1-10
2 Peter 1:2-9
Psalm 51:7-15
Ezekiel 11:19-20
Philippians 4:8-9
2 Corinthians 5:17
1 Timothy 4:7-10

Obedience

1 John 5:1-5
Matthew 7:24-29
1 John 2:14-17
James 2:12-13
1 Samuel 12:14-17
James 2:17-20
Acts 5:28-29
1 Samuel 15:22-23
John 15:9-10
1 Chronicles 22:19

“One Day at a Time”

Luke 12:25-26
Luke 12:11-12
Philippians 4:6
1 Peter 5:7
Matthew 6:25-34
James 4:13-16
Psalm 110:3
Proverbs 27:1
Philippians 3:13-14

Open-mindedness

Matthew 16:23
John 9:39
Hebrews 3:10
Ephesians 3:20-21
Isaiah 55:8-9
Isaiah 30:21
Mark 9:23
Proverbs 18:15
Matthew 21:28-32

Overcoming

John 16:33
Romans 12:21
Romans 13:11-14
John 8:30-32
2 Timothy 3:14-17
Nahum 1:7
Psalm 40:1-2
Isaiah 40:28-31
1 John 5:1-5

Pain

Psalm 50:14-15
1 Peter 5:8-11
Romans 8:17-18
Hebrews 11:24-25
Isaiah 53:5-6
2 Corinthians 4:7-18
1 Peter 4:1-5
James 5:10-11
Mark 14:32-38
Hebrews 2:9-10

Patience

James 1:2-4
Psalm 37:7
Ecclesiastes 7:8
Psalm 27:14
Romans 12:12
Hebrews 10:36
James 5:7-11
Psalm 116:1-2

Power

Psalm 68:34
1 Chronicles 29:12-14
Ephesians 6:10-17
Romans 1:16-17
Hebrews 4:12-16
Matthew 8:23-27
Isaiah 40:29-31
1 Peter 5:10-11
Romans 8:26-39
1 Corinthians 1:26-31
Ephesians 3:14-21

Prayer

Psalm 65:1-3
Romans 8:24-28
1 Chronicles 16:11
John 16:16-24
Matthew 7:7-11
James 5:13-16
Matthew 26:41
Romans 12:9-12
Luke 1:1-8

Promises

1 Kings 8:56-60
Romans 4:21-22
1 John 2:24
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
John 14:1-4
Psalm 34:18-20
Romans 8:28
Isaiah 43:1-2
2 Corinthians 4:16-17
Psalm 37:3
Luke 17:6
Mark 9:23
Mark 11:24
Psalm 138:6
Psalm 66:2
Psalm 34:18
Jeremiah 3:22
Deuteronomy 4:29
Proverbs 8:17
2 Chronicles 7:14

Rebellion

Daniel 9:9
James 1:26-27
Ecclesiastes 12:13
Jeremiah 5:21-25
Isaiah 30:1-3
Isaiah 65:1-2

Reconciliation/Amends

2 Corinthians 5:17-20
Romans 5:1-2
Ephesians 2:14-18
Isaiah 53:1-6
Colossians 1:20-23
Hebrews 2:16-18
Matthew 5:21-24

Relapse/”Slips”

Psalm 26:12
1 Corinthians 10:12-13
1 Peter 1:14-16
2 Peter 2:9
Romans 6:1-4
James 1:13-15
Psalm 71:20-21
Romans 7:15-25
Psalm 119:105
Psalm 55:22
James 4:6-10
Philippians 4:6-7
Psalm 94:17-18

Recovery/Sobriety

Ephesians 5:1-2
Ephesians 4:1-7
Deuteronomy 29:6
Isaiah 43:12
Mark 8:34-38
1 Peter 2:9-10
Romans 8:30-32
1 Peter 2:10
Hebrews 12:12-15
Philippians 3:13-14
Ephesians 4:17-32
Psalm 116:1-9
Ephesians 5:6-11
Romans 13:12-14
Galatians 5:16-26
Philippians 1:6

Religion

Deuteronomy 10:12-13
James 1:26-27
Ecclesiastes 12:13
Hosea 6:6
Mark 12:28-34
Romans 13:8-10

Serenity/Peace

Matthew 5:6-10
Isaiah 26:3
Psalm 5:11
Colossians 3:15
Jeremiah 15:16
John 15:9-12
1 Peter 1:8-9
1 Peter 3:11
Psalm 146:3-6
Philippians 4:4-7

Stumbling Blocks

Ephesians 5:3-9
1 Corinthians 10:3-12
1 John 5:18-21
1 Corinthians 8:9
1 Peter 2:7-8
Ephesians 5:1-9

Temptation

Hebrews 4:12-16
Matthew 26:41
James 1:2-8
Hebrews 2:14-18
1 Corinthians 10:13
2 Thessalonians 3:1-5
James 1:12-18
James 4:4-10
Proverbs 4:14-19
Ephesians 6:10-17
Romans 6:12-14
1 Peter 5:8-9
Luke 17:1-4

Vengeance

Proverbs 20:22
Leviticus 19:18
Proverbs 24:28-29
Matthew 5:38-39
Romans 12:14-21
1 Peter 3:9

Will of God

Psalm 40:6-8
Ephesians 6:6-7
Psalm 143:5-11
James 4:13-17
Matthew 6:31-34
2 Peter 1:5-8
Matthew 26:41-42
Romans 8:28
Proverbs 16:1
John 6:25-29
Romans 12:1-2

Willingness

Isaiah 1:18-19
Psalm 51:10-12
1 Chronicles 28:9
Philippians 2:13
2 Corinthians 8:10-12
Romans 12:1-2

Wisdom

Proverbs 2:1-9
Job 28:28
Psalm 111:10
James 3:17-18
Proverbs 4:7-9
Hosea 14:9
Colossians 3:16-17
Matthew 7:24-29
Ecclesiastes 7:11-12
2 Timothy 3:14-17