If you are struggling in these areas, you are not alone! Here are 27 comforting Bible verses about stress and anxiety that will encourage you!
There are many things that life throws at us that may cause us to worry or stress. Sometimes we may not even know what the cause may be, but thankfully Gods word has many things to say about it.
Why do we get stressed and full of anxiety?
There are many variables and reasons that we experience these things, Hormones (you know, those crazy things lol), Emotions, tiredness, exhaustion, diet, environment, trauma….. that is just to name a few!
Sometimes what is causing the stress in our life is brought on by ourselves. Maybe we are trying to control a situation that we have no control over. Maybe God has us in a period of waiting and we are struggling with the unknown.
Sometimes our stress can be brought on by outside sources and it isn’t our fault at all. What we do do with those feelings is the important thing. Will we choose to bring them before God or will we try to handle them on our own?
If we are honest, as women and/or mommas we have all had times in our lives that we have experienced stress and anxiety, sometimes on a daily basis!
God gives us His word as a tool to use to help combat these times! I would love to share with you some of the Bible verses that can be a help and reminder to help us through these times of stress, anxiety and worry.
God doesn’t want us to live in these feelings, He wants us to trust him with the tough times and the good times alike!
The awesome thing about God is that He understands us and wants us to come to Him with these things. He doesn’t expect us to handle it all on our own.
So next time you are struggling with being stressed out or full of anxiety look at this list of verses and remind yourself of these promises from Gods word!
This list of 27 comforting bible verses about stress and anxiety just skims the surface of all of the comforting verses that are in the Bible.
Of course each verse has a context in which it was written for, if you read the surrounding verses you will have a better understanding of who and what the writer meant at the time it was written.
The verses listed are in the King James Version bible.
What does God say to do when we are full of stress and anxiety?
Come before Him in prayer and ask Him for help!
So many times we forget the most important thing we can do is GO TO THE LORD and ask him to help us with the stressful situations, anxious heart, difficult times, grief or overwhelm that we might be facing. Once we have acknowledged Him we can use his word to comfort us.
Here are some comforting bible verses about stress and anxiety
“Commit thy works unto the LORD, And thy thoughts shall be established.”
“Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”
“Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
1 Peter 5:6-7
“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
“Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.”
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:”
“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: Therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.”
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
Comforting Bible verses for when we are overwhelmed
“From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, When my heart is overwhelmed: Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”
1 John 4:4
“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
“When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.”
“Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
Here is a link to an article called Overwhelmed with Blessings from a friend of mine, Desiree Talbert.com that is very helpful for those who may be overwhelmed with the stress of parenting. (All of us at times, I’m sure!)
Comforting Bible verses for when we are going through difficult circumstances
“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: And I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.”
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”
“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
1 John 4:18-19
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us.”
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; And lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he shall direct thy paths.”
2 Timothy 1:7
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
“God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.”
“Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?”
“It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, Because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: Great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; Therefore will I hope in him.”
“The name of the LORD is a strong tower: The righteous runneth into it, and is safe.”
“If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”
How to use Bible verses to comfort me during times of worry and stress:
Using Gods word to comfort ourselves or to help comfort others starts with understanding who God is.
Who is God?
God is the creator of the world. He sent his son to die for our sins so that we all would have the opportunity to accept him as our own personal savior. He took the punishment for us.
But 3 days after he was killed, he rose from the dead and is alive today! He offers the gift of salvation to anyone who believes and asks him to save them!
What to do Next
Once we understand who God is, then we are able to have the faith and assurance that what He said in his word is true. God loves us and wants us to live our life for him.
He is so good that he left us his word, the Bible, to use as a manual for our lives. He left us many promises in his word that we can cling to and live by during hard times and worries of this life.
We have to choose to believe that what he says is true, and when we do that we can have peace of mind knowing that at the end of the day God is in control and he loves us like we love our own children.
I hope that this post of 27 comforting bible verses about stress and anxiety is a help to someone who might be going through a difficult situation or maybe someone who wants to just be reminded of these truths.
The best way to help a friend through a tough time is to share the good news of Christ with them and use his Word to comfort them.
Comment below and share your favorite Bible verses that you go to for comfort!
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Katelyn Forrest says
This is beautifully written, and so encouraging!
Simple in the Suburbs says
Thank you so much girl!!
This is perfect; definitely at the right timing for me today. I appreciate you sharing the word, what a blessing today!
Simple in the Suburbs says
So glad it was an encouragement!
Julie Anderson says
I will be bookmarking this post to come back to again and again.
Everyone has trying times in their lives and having this list of verses to help and guide you is priceless.
Simple in the Suburbs says
I’m so glad it was an encouragement! God is good!