Bible Verses to Soothe an Anxious Heart

Here is some scripture I find comforting when I am gripped with anxiety.  By meditating on the Word, I can leave anxiety & worry behind, replacing it with hope & peace. Do you turn to scripture when you’re feeling overwhelmed? Which verses do you find most comforting in those times?

  • 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? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today
    and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’
    or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. ~ Matthew 6:25-34 
  • For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline ~ 2 Timothy 1:7 
  • 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. ~ Joshua 1:9 
  • Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. ~ Luke 12:22 
  • 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. ~ Philippians 4:6-7 
  • Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. ~ Matthew 11:28-30 
  • Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. ~ 2 Thessalonians 3:16 
  • Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you ~ 1 Peter 5:6-7 
  • The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still. ~ Exodus 14:14 
  • Pray without ceasing ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:17 
  • For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. ~ Jeremiah 29:11 
  • I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. ~ Psalm 34:4 
  • God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. ~ Psalm 46:1 
  • When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. ~ Psalm 94:19 
  • When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. ~ Psalm 56:3 
  • Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the Lord on high is mighty!~ Psalm 93:4 
  • The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? The Lord is with me; he is my helper. ~ Psalm 118:6-7 
  • Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid. ~ John 14:27 
  • You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. ~ Isaiah 26:3 
  • Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” ~ Isaiah 35:4 
  • 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 ~ Isaiah 40:31 
  • 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. ~ Isaiah 41:10 
  • But now, this is what the Lord says…Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. ~ Isaiah 43:1 
  • Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you. ~ Deuteronomy 3:22 
  • Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. ~ Deuteronomy 31:6 
  • 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. Do not be afraid, for I myself will help you,’ declares the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. ~ Isaiah 41:13-14 
  • Jesus told him, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe.’ ~ Mark 5:36 
  • And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. ~ Romans 8:38-39 
  • 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 15:13 
  • The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy. ~ Zephaniah 3:17 
  • Then he placed his right hand on me and said: ‘Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.’ ~ Revelation 1:17

 

I am going to be writing one verse a day on unlined index cards and carrying them with me. You can see my progress here. I would if you joined in & made your own! Use #fromfeartohope and tag me @this_is_kammie so I can see your work!

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