Bible verses about Dependence

Dependence is often seen as a negative trait, something that weakens us as individuals. However, the Bible has a lot to say about dependence – and it’s all positive! In fact, dependence is seen as a good thing in the Bible, something that should be encouraged. The Bible tells us to “depend on the Lord with all our heart” and to “cast all our anxiety on Him.”


This is because God is our ultimate source of strength and He can help us through any situation. When we depend on God, we are acknowledging His power and sovereignty. We are also saying that we trust Him to take care of us. This is an act of faith that pleases God. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed or burdened, remember that it’s okay to depend on God. He is always there for you and He wants to help you.

Bible verses about Dependence

For I am the Lord your God
    who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
    I will help you.

~Isaiah 41:13                                                        

5Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

~Proverbs 3:5-6                                                       

In their hearts humans plan their course,
    but the Lord establishes their steps.

~Proverbs 16:9                                                    

My flesh and my heart may fail,
    but God is the strength of my heart
    and my portion forever.

~Psalm 73:26                                               

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

~Psalm 121:1-2                                            

Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
    but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

~Proverbs 19:21                                            

Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
    but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

~Proverbs 19:21                                            

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

~John 15:5                                       

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.

~Philippians 4:11                                      

He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber.

~Psalm 121:3                                    

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

~Matthew 6:34                                  

 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.[a] Do not be conceited.

~Romans 12:16                                

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters.

~Psalm 23:1-2                             

Unless the Lord builds the house,
    the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
    the guards stand watch in vain.

~Psalm 127:1                           

The blessing of the Lord brings wealth,
    without painful toil for it.

~Proverbs 10:22                      

 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

~Romans 8:8                  

When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord;
    he brought me into a spacious place.

~Psalm 118:5                     

When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord;
    he brought me into a spacious place.

~1 Chronicles 29:14                     

Keep me safe, my God,
    for in you I take refuge.

~Psalm 16:1                    

 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

~Romans 8:8               

It was not by their sword that they won the land,
    nor did their arm bring them victory;
it was your right hand, your arm,
    and the light of your face, for you loved them.

~Psalm 44:3             

When times are good, be happy;
    but when times are bad, consider this:
God has made the one
    as well as the other.
Therefore, no one can discover
    anything about their future.

~Ecclesiastes 7:14           

For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

~James 3:16        

1Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.

~Psalm 91:1-2       

He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.

~Isaiah 40:29       

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.

~Exodus 14:14     

I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
    With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

~Psalm 16:8     

When I said, “My foot is slipping,”
    your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.

~Psalm 94:18   

Restore us, Lord God Almighty;
    make your face shine on us,
    that we may be saved.

~Psalm 80:19   

We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters,[a] about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself.

~2 Corinthians 1:8

Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. 50 But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die.

~John 6:47-50

 No temptation[a] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[b] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,[c] he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

~1 Corinthians 10:13

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

~John 3:16

 But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die.

~John 6:50

This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:

“In repentance and rest is your salvation,
    in quietness and trust is your strength,
    but you would have none of it.

~Isaiah 30:15

 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

~Galatians 2:20

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

~James 1:12

For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

~2 Peter 1:21

Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

~1 Timothy 5:8

 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

~James 4:7

I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.

~1 Corinthians 6:12

 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.

~Ephesians 5:18

Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
    my hope comes from him.

~Psalm 62:5

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

~Hebrews 4:16

So we say with confidence,

“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.
    What can mere mortals do to me.

~Hebrews 13:6

God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.

~Psalm 46:1

Some wandered in desert wastelands,
    finding no way to a city where they could settle.
They were hungry and thirsty,
    and their lives ebbed away.
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble,
    and he delivered them from their distress.

~Psalm 107:4-6

 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

~Galatians 5:16

In my distress I called to the Lord;
    I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;
    my cry came before him, into his ears.

~Psalm 18:6

Our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.

~2 Chronicles 20:12

Hear my cry for help,
    my King and my God,
    for to you I pray.

~Psalm 5:2

 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown.

~Mark 4:38

but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

~Isaiah 40:31

 Did I conceive all these people? Did I give them birth? Why do you tell me to carry them in my arms, as a nurse carries an infant, to the land you promised on oath to their ancestors.

~Numbers 11:12

Lord, I know that people’s lives are not their own;
    it is not for them to direct their steps.

~Jeremiah 10:23

To this John replied, “A person can receive only what is given them from heaven.

~John 3:27

Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other.

~1 Thessalonians 4:9

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

~1 Peter 5:6-7