In this blog post, I’m sharing 20 encouraging Bible verses for when you are feeling anxious. I pray that these verses from the Bible will help you to remember and reflect on the goodness of God when you are feeling anxious, and always. That He has already gone before us, and He is our help in times of trouble. That He is our protection, our peace, our hope, our healer and our light in the darkness (John 1:5), and we can fully trust Him. When we do, amazing things happen.
The overwhelming feelings that anxiety can bring, can be debilitating. It can make us feel scared, worried, unsure, and it can also start to really affect our day-to-day lives. Having struggled with anxiety and OCD for many years, I know just how it feels, and how difficult it can be. I really do.
But, when I do start to feel those emotions slowly creeping in, I read, reflect and meditate on the Word of God, pray and hand it all over to Him. It’s knowing that God is in control, that He already knows the plans that He has for me (Jeremiah 29.11), and that I have no need to fear. Yes, sometimes that can easily be said than done, especially when feeling anxious. But God’s Word, the Good News is unchanging (Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8).
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If you are feeling anxious, I pray that when you read these verses from the Bible below, you feel God’s wonderful peace fill you. I pray that you are comforted knowing that we have a loving God who is so good, and when those feelings of anxiety start to rise, you can take it all to Him. We read in Peter 5:7,
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
20 Encouraging Bible Verses
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.”
“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.”
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
“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.”
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
“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.”
“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
“Be still, and know that I am God.”
“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
“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?”
“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.”
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
“The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer.”
2 Samuel 22:2
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