29 Bible Verses About Stress and Beating Anxiety
"Take heart! I have overcome the world!"
It is more likely than not these days to find yourself stressed or anxious. Work, relationships, money, health and just trying to juggle all of the things is enough to make anyone anxious. Am I doing enough? Being enough? We live in a fallen world much different than the way that the Lord intended when He created it.
But friends! The Lord knew and He made a way! Our Heavenly Father sent Jesus to be our redemption and he died so that we might have peace in this life and forevermore in Him. His word says that His peace is not as the world gives, but better. I have often felt that if I am casting my cares on the Lord, then I am ignoring important issues that I need to deal with, or that I am neglecting what I should be caring about. But this is quite the opposite!!
When we place our biggest obstacles and fears in the hands of our loving Father, He is more than capable of relieving us of those anxieties and providing for our every need.
We pray that these bible verses about stress will be rooted and grounded in your heart and bear the fruit of peace in your life!
Bible Verses About Stress
It breaks God’s heart to see you stressed! If you find yourself stressing about a specific situation, seek out what God’s word says about it and keep those bible verses about stress at the top of your mind and where you will see them throughout the day.
Pause and take some time to breathe, relax your body, and focus on these bible scriptures on stress and meditate on them until you feel the peace of God and the presence of God. As Colossians says, set your mind on things above and not on the things of this world. This is so important for us to do as we are constantly bombarded with the worries of this world.
God has provided for our every need and gave us His word to speak into every situation! He is a healer, a provider, a restorer, and a friend! More than anything He longs to see us in perfect peace, comforted by His love, and provided for with everything we need for life!
Isaiah 41:13: 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.
Psalm 34:4: I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 112:7: They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
Colossians 3:2: Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
Hebrews 6:19: We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,
1 John 4:18: There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
John 16:23-24: In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
Bible Verses for Anxiety
Anxiety is nothing but fear with a fancy name. It is the opposite of peace and as believers, it has no place in our lives! We can all be guilty of letting anxiety creep in and take root in places in our hearts, but the Lord wants us free from all fear and anxiety!
In fact, he says in His word that His perfect love casts out all fear. He is a loving God and wants to see us powerful (full of His power!) and full of joy in life!
2 Timothy 1:7: for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Psalm 46:10: He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Exodus 14:14: "The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
1 Peter 5:7: Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Philippians 4:6-7: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 34:10: The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
Bible Verses About Worry and Stress
As children of God, we are called not to worry! The Lord is very specific about His commands in scripture when He says not to worry. That means we have a choice, friends! We are empowered by all of the love that Christ has for us to let go of our anxieties and worries and cast them upon him.
When life gets stressful and overwhelming, these are verses to meditate on and soak in until the peace of God washes over you. Look to a bible verse to calm down and help you remember that you are loved and cared for.
Matthew 6:25: Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
Psalm 55:22: Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
Psalm 61:2: From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
2 Corinthians 12:9: But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
Romans 15:13: 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.
Joshua 1:9: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Romans 8:11: And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
Philippians 4:8: Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Bible Verses About Rest and Peace
Real peace, a peace that only the Lord gives, is found in Him and His word. Our stresses and anxieties are minimized when we set our hearts and mind on the word of God and the peace it brings! Jesus knew the authority that was given to him by the kingdom of heaven and used that authority to speak peace into every situation he encountered.
He Himself was at times under tremendous stress, and knows what it is like to be fully human! I am so thankful that He understands the stress and anxiety that can overwhelm us on the earth, and even more thankful that He has overcome the world!
Matthew 11:28: Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Isaiah 26:3: You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
Psalm 4:8: In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.
2 Thessalonians 3:16: Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
John 16:33: “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.”
Hebrews 4:11-12 (AMP): Let us therefore make every effort to enter that rest [of God, to know and experience it for ourselves], so that no one will fall by following the same example of disobedience [as those who died in the wilderness]. 12 For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged [a]sword, penetrating as far as the division of the [b]soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Psalm 34:14: Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
Psalm 62:1-2: Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
Our desire at Rooted and Grounded is to help you surround yourself with beautiful reminders of the Word of God that will call to mind all that we have been given through Christ. If you’re feeling stressed or anxious about anything at all, take some time today and meditate on these verses and cast your cares on the Lord.
Tell him about your troubles and have faith that He hears and has made a way where there is no way. Stay in that mindset and pray until you can feel the presence of God and until you feel His peace. Repeat daily or as needed. ❤️
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