I can’t think of a single Christian with a serious illness who doesn’t pray for God to deliver them from their suffering and bring them into glory. But sometimes we forget that He’s also praying for us. And in this small but powerful book, we discover how God always listens to our prayers because he wants us to know that He is near us in times of distress.
Stress is a big problem with just about everyone on the planet. But, it’s a problem that you can learn to manage by working to reduce the pressure you place on yourself and allowing yourself space for rest. A good way to start is by incorporating Bible verses about stress into your daily routine. Here are some great examples that will help you put an end to worrying and stressing today.
Worrying and stress are a fact of life. It’s hard to be happy when you’re worried about the future, or stressed about something that has already happened. But feeling that way isn’t your fault — it’s just how the human brain works. Whether the anxiety stems from your to-do list or the impending doom of global warming, these Bible verses can help you overcome worry and stress.
Worry And Stress
Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 711 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.
1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 508 helpful votes
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Matthew 6:25-34 ESV / 438 helpful votes
“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? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 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. …
John 14:27 ESV / 416 helpful votes
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Matthew 6:34 ESV / 366 helpful votes
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 350 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.
Philippians 4:6 ESV / 263 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.
Matthew 11:28-30 ESV / 245 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. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Philippians 4:19 ESV / 236 helpful votes
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Romans 8:31 ESV / 216 helpful votes
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 214 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.
1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV / 207 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.
1 John 4:18 ESV / 156 helpful votes
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
Romans 15:13 ESV / 145 helpful votes
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Romans 8:28 ESV / 133 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.
Matthew 6:33 ESV / 128 helpful votes
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Matthew 28:20 ESV / 111 helpful votes
Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 100 helpful votes
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Psalm 55:22 ESV / 94 helpful votes
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 94 helpful votes
A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 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. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …
Proverbs 12:25 ESV / 83 helpful votes
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.
Isaiah 41:13 ESV / 80 helpful votes
For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”
Psalm 37:1-4 ESV / 74 helpful votes
Of David. Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Malachi 4:2 ESV / 71 helpful votes
But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.
Psalm 46:10 ESV / 71 helpful votes
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
Luke 12:22-40 ESV / 66 helpful votes
And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? …
Romans 8:1-39 ESV / 65 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. …
John 14:1 ESV / 65 helpful votes
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.
Isaiah 55:1-3 ESV / 60 helpful votes
“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.
Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 59 helpful votes
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 59 helpful votes
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
Psalm 9:9-10 ESV / 59 helpful votes
The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
Habakkuk 3:17-19 ESV / 58 helpful votes
Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.
John 3:16 ESV / 56 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.
Luke 10:41-42 ESV / 54 helpful votes
But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
Psalm 27:1 ESV / 54 helpful votes
Of David. 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?
Job 30:27 ESV / 54 helpful votes
My inward parts are in turmoil and never still; days of affliction come to meet me.
Psalm 56:3 ESV / 47 helpful votes
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
Psalm 103:1-5 ESV / 45 helpful votes
Of David. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Hebrews 13:6 ESV / 44 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful
So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”