A few weeks ago, I talked about how easy it is for us to fall into a cycle of worry and anxiety in our world today and I shared a prayer for when you feel anxious. Today we’ll be exploring 10 bible verses for when you feel anxious.
Things move at such a fast pace and it can often feel like everyone around us is achieving and doing great things, and we may feel like we’re not. We live in a society that currently pits us against one another with constant comparisons.
Who looks better? Who’s thinner? Stronger? Richer? Who has more and looks happier? Media currently shoves how everyone else is living in our faces. And I don’t know about you, but once in a while I’ll come across a piece of information that will have me feeling like I’m not doing enough.
I start questioning what I’m doing with my life and what I have achieved. Anxiety and worry over my insecurities and my feelings of just not doing enough begin to rise up in me. But thank God for the Holy Spirit because I often feel the gentle conviction of the Spirit before I fall into that cycle.
One bible verse that speaks to dealing with worry and anxiety is something Jesus himself said:
And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matthew 6:27-33 ESV)
So I’ve put together 10 bible verses for when you feel anxious. The next time you’re worried about your finances or your health. The next time you feel yourself spiraling down a path of anxiety over your relationships or your future. Or when you just feel your heart racing, find it hard to breath and start to panic without even knowing the exact reason why, why don’t you refer to these verses and let the Holy Spirit calm your heart and mind?
10 Bible Verses for When You Feel Anxious.
#1 Psalm 29: 11
The Lord will give [unyielding and impenetrable] strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace. (AMP)
#2 Psalm 55:17-18
Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, and He shall hear my voice. He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me, for there were many against me. (ASV)
#3 Jeremiah 17:7-8
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit. (ESV)
#4 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 surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (ESV)
#5 Matthew 6:27-28,30
Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? “So why do you worry about clothing?.. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? (ESV)
#6 Isaiah 26:3
You keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. (ESV)
#7 Isaiah 54:10
For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you. (ESV)
#8 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. (ESV)
#9 John 16:33
“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.” (ESV)
#10 1 Peter 5:6-7
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. (ESV)
These 10 bible verses for when you feel anxious paint a clear picture of God’s unending love for us. We see that as long as our trust is in Heavenly Father, He will always be with us and bring us through even the toughest of situations. Do you have a favorite Bible verse that you like to read when you feel anxious? Leave a comment below and let’s chat about it.
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