13 Bible Verses for Anxiety

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Global anxiety

Bible verses for anxiety have helped me more times than I can remember. It always surprises me when fear raises its ugly head and tries to ruin my day. Sometimes it’s on a massive global scale when I think about injustice, poverty or the evil of human trafficking. When I listen to the news reports about the vastness of the problems we, as humanity, face, it can be scary as I don’t have any answers.

In those times, it’s been incredibly helpful to reach for the Bible verses for anxiety. Reading the ancient words has brought me comfort. Taking in the biblical stories, we can see how people thousands of years ago were dealing with the same massive problems we face today. I have found such peace when I see that God was not distant in their stories, but He was intimately involved and brought hope to His people.

Local anxiety

It’s not just the massive problems that can cause worry. I find there’s plenty of opportunities to be anxious in my life. Whether it’s worrying about my kids and their future, the health of my friends or problems at work. Fear can creep in anywhere. I’m so grateful the bible is stacked full of verses for anxiety and fear.  

I gain courage when I read that the great heroes of our faith struggled with anxiety. Elijah ran away in fear after his most significant victory. Moses was too afraid to do what God asked of Him, and Gideon hid from his enemies when God called him. Yet, in those cases, God came to each of them to strengthen and encourage them. He promised He would be with them and support them in what they were doing.

Reading Bible verses for anxiety reminds me that God is faithful to His promises. He will not leave us or disown us. Instead, He will bring peace to our fear, comfort our anxiety and give us joy in our worries. He is a good Father who understands all we are going through and loves us in all our fears.  Using the Glorify App each day will give you a bible verse to encourage and strengthen you.  Meditating on these verses is a great habit to get into.  Here’s a helpful post on biblical meditation.

As you read these verses, I pray that the peace of God, who loves you, will rest on your heart and mind. I pray that you will be able to find a stillness in Him and know that He is God.

Bible Verses for Anxiety

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

He makes me lie down in green pastures,

He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul.

He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. 

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Psalm 23

 

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

John 16: 33

 

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

Psalm 139: 23

 

The Lord’s justice will dwell in the desert, His righteousness lives in the fertile field.

The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever. My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.

Isaiah 32: 16-18

 

Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.

Psalm 55:22

 

All this I have spoken while still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

John 14:25-27

 

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

When anxiety was great within me, Your consolation brought me joy.

Psalm 94: 18-19

 

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

 

I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.

Those who look to Him are radiant;

Psalm 34:4-5

 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13

 

When I am afraid, I put my trust in You. In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

Psalm 56:3-4

 

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in His flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in Himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which He put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through Him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

Ephesians 2:13-17

 

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 34:17-18

 

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