Check out these bible verses on anxiety and worry… turns out, the Bible has a lot to say about anxiety and worry.
Apparently, faith and fear cannot co-exist.
If we are really trusting God and have faith in his mighty hand, we will not spend our days obsessing in fear, worrying about our problems, or having anxiety about anything.
That being said.. it is much easier to write that sentence than to do it.
I have struggled with anxiety but I’m getting better every day as I learn to lean on God more and lean on my own understanding less.
These bible verses on anxiety have helped me and I believe they can help you as well.
Bible Verses on Anxiety
Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Isaiah 35:4 Tell everyone who is discouraged, Be strong and don’t be afraid! God is coming to your rescue…Tell everyone who is discouraged, Be strong and don’t be afraid! God is coming to your rescue… -Isaiah 35:4 Click To Tweet
Isaiah 40:31 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 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.Do not let your hearts be troubled. -John 14:1 Click To Tweet
John 14:1 Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.
Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?I sought the LORD, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. -Psalm 34:4 Click To Tweet
Psalm 34:4 I sought the LORD, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.
Psalm 56:3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
Psalm 94:19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”…He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you…For he will command his angels concerning you, to guard you in all your ways…“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him…
I Corinthians 7:32 I want you to be free from anxieties.I want you to be free from anxieties. -I Corinthians 7:32 Click To Tweet When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. -Psalm 56:3 Click To Tweet
Isaiah 35:4 Say to those who have an anxious heart, ‘Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.
Matthew 6:27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
1 Peter 3:14 But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats.
I Peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves, then, under God’s mighty hand, so that he will lift you up in his own good time. Leave all your worries with him, because he cares for you.
Hebrews 13:6 So we can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?
Philippians 4:6-7 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 transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Proverbs 12:25 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God didn’t give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control.
Matthew 6:25 Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing.
Deuteronomy 3:22 Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you.Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you. -Deuteronomy 3:22 Click To Tweet
I’ve struggled with worry and anxiety for years.
It’s just how I’m wired.
So I thought that in addition to bible verses on anxiety, you may also want to take a look at some quotes about anxiety as well.
Feel free to share on social media and twitter so you can help others who may not want to say anything but are also struggling with the same thing.
Quotes about Anxiety
“Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment.” —J. Donald WaltersWorry often gives a small thing a big shadow. —Swedish proverb Click To Tweet
“Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” —Swedish proverb
“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” —David Mamet
“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.” —Aesop
“Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.” —Renee Jain
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” —Henry Ford
“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
“He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.” —Michel de MontaigneHe who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears. —Michel de Montaigne Click To Tweet
“Rule number one: Don’t sweat the small stuff. Rule number two: It’s all small stuff.” —Robert S. Eliot
“Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it— just as we have learned to live with storms.” —Paulo Coelho
“The best thing one can do when it is raining, is to let it rain.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Worry in the dark can make it even darker.” —Camron Wright
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” —Maya Angelou
“Nothing is permanent in this wicked world—not even our troubles.” —Charlie Chaplin
“Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” —Walter AndersonNothing diminishes anxiety faster than action. —Walter Anderson Click To Tweet
“When you feel overwhelmed, remember: A little at a time is how it gets done. One thing, one task, one moment at a time.” —Anonymous
“Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.” —Plato
“Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.” —Chinese proverb
“The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.” —John C. Maxwell
“Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” —Madeleine L’EngleNothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety. —Plato Click To Tweet
“Anxiety is a lot like a toddler. It never stops talking, tells you you’re wrong about everything, and wakes you up at 3 am.” —Anonymous
“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.” —William S. Burroughs
“Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.” —Jodi PicoultThe way you tell your story to yourself matters. —Amy Cuddy Click To Tweet
“The way you tell your story to yourself matters.” —Amy Cuddy
“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” —Deepak Chopra
“You don’t have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.” —Dan Millman
“It’s not time to worry yet.” —Harper Lee
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” —Anne Lamott
“We all have anxiety about things. We all have little insecurities, but eventually you have to face your fears if you want to be successful, and everybody has some fear of failure.” —Nick Saban
“My anxiety doesn’t come from thinking about the future but from wanting to control it.” —Hugh PratherMy anxiety doesn’t come from thinking about the future but from wanting to control it. —Hugh Prather Click To Tweet
“Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges.” —Bryant McGill
“There are two ways to get rid of an anxiety monster, my friend—you either have a bath or a nap.” —Andrew Kaufman
“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
“Everyone remembers the remark of the old man at the point of death, that his life had been full of troubles—most of which had never happened.” —Winston ChurchillMy anxiety doesn’t come from thinking about the future but from wanting to control it. —Hugh Prather Click To Tweet
“What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?” —Thomas á Kempis
“For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.” —T.S. Eliot
“Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure out everything all at once. Breathe. You’re strong. You got this. Take it day by day.” —Karen Salmansohn
“Comedy is defiance. It’s a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it’s the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale.” —Will Durst
“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” —AnonymousDon’t let yesterday take up too much of today. —Anonymous Click To Tweet
Bible Verses About Peace
If you focus on anxiety you’ll get more anxiety because what we focus on expands.
But the opposite of anxiety is peace.
Here are some bible verses about peace to help you re-train your spirit to always be at peace and not give energy to anxiety.
Job 22:21-22 Submit to God and be at peace with Him; in this way prosperity will come to you. Accept instruction from His mouth and lay up His words in your heart.
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”
Isaiah 48:22 “There is no peace for the wicked,” says the Lord.
Exodus 14:14 The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent.
Leviticus 26:6 I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none will make you afraid; I will rid the land of evil beasts, and the sword will not go through your land.
Numbers 6:26 The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent. -Exodus 14:14 Click To Tweet
Psalm 4:8 I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
Psalm 55:18 He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me, for there were many against me.
Psalm 119:165 Great peace have those who love Your law, and nothing causes them to stumble.
Proverbs 3:2 For length of days and long life and peace they will add to you.
Jeremiah 33:6 Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.
Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Matthew 10:34 “Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.May peace be within your walls, and prosperity within your palaces. -Psalm 122:7 Click To Tweet
Mark 4:39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace, be still!’ And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
Psalm 122:7 May peace be within your walls, and prosperity within your palaces.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid
Romans 5:1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Romans 12: 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.For God is not the author of confusion but of peace. -I Corinthians 14:33 Click To Tweet
I Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion but of peace.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now may the Lord of peace himfself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.
Psalm 34:14 Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.
Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God.Be still and know that I am God. -Psalm 46:10 Click To Tweet
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
Scripture on Faith
This last section may seem out of place but I assure you it is not.
Faith, like peace, is something you can focus on to help remind yourself of the greatness of God and that everything is under his power, command, and authority.
Where does your hope come from?… It comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth (Psalm 121:1).
Whatever you focus on expands, so focus on Bible verses about faith and it will help take care of your worry and anxiety.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Hebrews 11:11 And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise.
Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
James 1:6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.For we live by faith, not by sight. -2 Corinthians 5:7 Click To Tweet
2 Corinthians 5:7 For we live by faith, not by sight.
John 11:40 Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”
Mark 9:23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”
1 John 5:4 For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
Matthew 21: 22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
Romans 14:1 Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters.Because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. -James 1:3 Click To Tweet
James 1:3 Because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
1 Corinthians 13:2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
Psalm 119:30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws.
Romans 10:10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
John 3:16 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.
1 Corinthians 16:3 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. -1 Corinthians 13:13 Click To Tweet
James 5:14-16 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.
1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Mark 16:16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
Acts 16:31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”
James 2:17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
Matthew 17:20 He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
John 7:38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.
1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
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