100 Bible Verses about Frustration

John 16:33 ESV / 3,077 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 2,995 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Galatians 6:9 ESV / 2,530 helpful votes

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

Psalm 34:18 ESV / 2,356 helpful votes

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 2,176 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Philippians 4:7 ESV / 2,166 helpful votes

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 11:28-29 ESV / 2,107 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 2,091 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Psalm 4:4-5 ESV / 2,039 helpful votes

Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah Offer right sacrifices, and put your trust in the Lord.

Proverbs 3:6 ESV / 1,994 helpful votes

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 1,759 helpful votes

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 1,713 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

James 1:19 ESV / 1,649 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;

Jeremiah 29:11-13 ESV / 1,438 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 1,384 helpful votes

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 1,355 helpful votes

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Proverbs 19:11 ESV / 1,301 helpful votes

Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

Proverbs 14:29 ESV / 1,261 helpful votes

Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.

Ecclesiastes 7:9 ESV / 1,248 helpful votes

Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 1,200 helpful votes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Colossians 3:8 ESV / 1,140 helpful votes

But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

Psalm 62:5-8 ESV / 1,133 helpful votes

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 1,120 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

James 1:19-20 ESV / 1,098 helpful votes

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

Psalm 7:11 ESV / 1,091 helpful votes

God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day.

1 Corinthians 13:5 ESV / 1,054 helpful votes

Or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;

Ecclesiastes 2:24 ESV / 1,051 helpful votes

There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God,

Matthew 5:22 ESV / 1,014 helpful votes

But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 1,005 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Acts 17:10-11 ESV / 989 helpful votes

The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 964 helpful votes

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. ...

Proverbs 15:18 ESV / 943 helpful votes

A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.

Romans 8:20 ESV / 930 helpful votes

For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope

Proverbs 29:11 ESV / 929 helpful votes

A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

James 1:2-4 ESV / 921 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

2 Kings 17:18 ESV / 901 helpful votes

Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel and removed them out of his sight. None was left but the tribe of Judah only.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 ESV / 887 helpful votes

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:

Ecclesiastes 5:17 ESV / 886 helpful votes

Moreover, all his days he eats in darkness in much vexation and sickness and anger.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV / 879 helpful votes

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Isaiah 44:25 ESV / 877 helpful votes

Who frustrates the signs of liars and makes fools of diviners, who turns wise men back and makes their knowledge foolish,

Ephesians 4:26 ESV / 872 helpful votes

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

1 John 4:4 ESV / 870 helpful votes

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 843 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Ecclesiastes 7:3 ESV / 842 helpful votes

Sorrow is better than laughter, for by sadness of face the heart is made glad.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 841 helpful votes

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; ...

Hebrews 10:35-36 ESV / 831 helpful votes

Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.

Galatians 6:7 ESV / 805 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.

James 1:20 ESV / 802 helpful votes

For the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

Psalm 55:22 ESV / 783 helpful votes

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Proverbs 15:1 ESV / 776 helpful votes

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Philippians 4:10-12 ESV / 761 helpful votes

I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.

Ecclesiastes 11:1-10 ESV / 756 helpful votes

Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth. If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth, and if a tree falls to the south or to the north, in the place where the tree falls, there it will lie. He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap. As you do not know the way the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything. ...

Ecclesiastes 11:1 ESV / 753 helpful votes

Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days.

Ecclesiastes 2:3-11 ESV / 751 helpful votes

I searched with my heart how to cheer my body with wine—my heart still guiding me with wisdom—and how to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was good for the children of man to do under heaven during the few days of their life. I made great works. I built houses and planted vineyards for myself. I made myself gardens and parks, and planted in them all kinds of fruit trees. I made myself pools from which to water the forest of growing trees. I bought male and female slaves, and had slaves who were born in my house. I had also great possessions of herds and flocks, more than any who had been before me in Jerusalem. ...

Job 5:12 ESV / 721 helpful votes

He frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success.

Psalm 37:4-5 ESV / 718 helpful votes

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 715 helpful votes

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Luke 14:27 ESV / 710 helpful votes

Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.

Matthew 19:26 ESV / 675 helpful votes

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

John 5:28-29 ESV / 657 helpful votes

Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 655 helpful votes

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Romans 8:25 ESV / 626 helpful votes

But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

John 15:5 ESV / 622 helpful votes

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.

Psalm 1:1-6 ESV / 596 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; ...

2 Peter 1:5-6 ESV / 589 helpful votes

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness,

2 Corinthians 3:4-5 ESV / 589 helpful votes

Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God,

2 Corinthians 13:8 ESV / 587 helpful votes

For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.

Romans 12:16 ESV / 587 helpful votes

Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.

John 5:30 ESV / 587 helpful votes

“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.

Luke 8:15 ESV / 587 helpful votes

As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.

Matthew 6:10 ESV / 587 helpful votes

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Romans 5:3-5 ESV / 586 helpful votes

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

James 4:13-15 ESV / 585 helpful votes

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”

Psalm 37:8 ESV / 585 helpful votes

Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.

1 Corinthians 7:20 ESV / 584 helpful votes

Each one should remain in the condition in which he was called.

Luke 14:28-30 ESV / 584 helpful votes

For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’

Zechariah 4:6 ESV / 584 helpful votes

Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.

Jeremiah 45:5 ESV / 581 helpful votes

And do you seek great things for yourself? Seek them not, for behold, I am bringing disaster upon all flesh, declares the Lord. But I will give you your life as a prize of war in all places to which you may go.”

Jeremiah 17:5 ESV / 580 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord.

Proverbs 15:22 ESV / 578 helpful votes

Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.

Isaiah 30:15 ESV / 577 helpful votes

For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling,

Psalm 145:18-19 ESV / 577 helpful votes

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.

Proverbs 21:30 ESV / 576 helpful votes

No wisdom, no understanding, no counsel can avail against the Lord.

Psalm 131:1 ESV / 575 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Of David. O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.

Psalm 119:165 ESV / 575 helpful votes

Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.

Proverbs 13:12 ESV / 573 helpful votes

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

Psalm 127:1 ESV / 572 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.

Psalm 44:6 ESV / 568 helpful votes

For not in my bow do I trust, nor can my sword save me.

Psalm 20:7-8 ESV / 565 helpful votes

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright.

Numbers 22:18 ESV / 564 helpful votes

But Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, “Though Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond the command of the Lord my God to do less or more.

Ephesians 4:26-31 ESV / 563 helpful votes

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. ...

Proverbs 22:24 ESV / 549 helpful votes

Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man,

1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 543 helpful votes

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Colossians 3:15 ESV / 524 helpful votes

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 517 helpful votes

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

John 3:16 ESV / 503 helpful votes

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

Galatians 2:21 ESV / 500 helpful votes

I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.

Isaiah 40:1-31 ESV / 479 helpful votes

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord's hand double for all her sins. A voice cries: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” ...

Ecclesiastes 7:4 ESV / 478 helpful votes

The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 438 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

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