Anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues that people have to face. It can be caused by a variety of factors, from work stress to family drama and everything in between. If you struggle with anxiety, you know how debilitating it can be. But what if we told you there was a way for you to reduce your anxiety levels and live a more fulfilling life?
In this blog post, we’ll be taking a look at some Bible verses about anxiety—verses that can help you stay calm, cool and collected when life gets tough.
Inspirational Bible Verses About Anxiety
Anxiety is a feeling of worry, stress, and uneasiness about the future. It is like a swarm of butterflies in your stomach and can make you feel so overwhelmed that you don’t know what to do or think. Anxiety can be caused by many things, such as stress at work or school, an upcoming event or important decision, or even health issues. The good news is that God understands how we feel when we are anxious about something and has given us plenty of verses in His Word to help us through those difficult feelings:
When you find yourself in the midst of anxiety, remember that the Lord is your shepherd. He will give you rest, peace and joy.
Because I am a follower of Jesus Christ and a pastor who has spent many years studying his word, I have found several verses that bring real comfort when anxiety comes knocking at your door. Today we’ll look at one such scripture: Matthew 11:28-30.
God will make you strong. “God doesn’t give us the spirit of fear, but of power and love and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:7).
God will give you peace. “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 14:27).
God will give you hope. “Hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit…God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Romans 5:5).
2 Timothy 1:7
God is faithful.
God is a promise keeper.
God will give us strength when we are weak, hope when we are hopeless, and peace in our hearts when we feel our world falling apart around us.
Romans 8:31 (NIV) says, “What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
This verse is all about being reassured that no matter what you are going through in life and no matter how difficult it may seem right now, God has your back. He will never forsake you or leave you out there alone to face the storm of difficulties on your own. Instead of worrying about whether or not God will be there for you when things get tough, rest assured that he will always be with you and fight alongside of you during every battle life throws at you.
How to use it:
This is a great verse to keep on your phone or in your diary. When you’re feeling anxious, it’s helpful to know that God will always be there for you!
It is a good thing to give thanks to the LORD, and to sing praises to your name, O Most High; To declare your love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night.
I sought the LORD, and he answered me;
I cried for help in my distress, and he listened to my cry.
Don’t worry, be happy!
“Don’t worry, be happy!”
It’s a mantra we’ve all heard. But how does one reconcile this advice with the reality of anxiety? “Be happy” seems like a simple enough sentiment, but for someone struggling with anxiety it can feel impossible. The Bible offers us some helpful insights on how to approach our own struggles and find peace in our heart when our minds are spinning out of control.
I hope these Bible verses will help you through your anxiety. They have been a great comfort to me and many others, so I know they can be for you as well! If you are struggling with anxiety right now, please know that you are not alone. There are millions of people who struggle with anxiety every day, and it’s important that we all support each other in our efforts to overcome it. We may not be able to completely heal ourselves overnight or even in a few months’ time but if we keep trying then eventually things will get better – one step at a time. In addition to following my advice above (which includes reading scripture on regular basis), here are some practical steps towards relief from fear: