Bible Verses For Stress And Anxiety

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Bible Verses For Stress And Anxiety

Bible Verses For Stress And Anxiety

With the daily pressure and challenges, it's no surprise that many of us suffer from stress. 

Family issues, relationship strains, and setbacks at work or business could really take their toll on our mental health and make us spiral into depression.

Even the heroes in the Bible weren't exempted.

Since April is Stress Awareness Month, let's reassess our priorities to focus on caring for our mental wellness and reducing our stress levels. 

How about some encouraging Bible verses to help you deal with stress and anxiety and get through the hard times?

Bible Verses For Stress And Anxiety

  1. 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. - John 16:33

  2. Cast your cares on the Lord; He will sustain you, and never let the righteous be shaken. - Psalm 55:22

  3. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. - Matthew 11:28

  4. 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

  5. I can do all things through Him, who gives me strength. - Philippians 4:13

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  6. The Lord is my rock, fortress, and deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. - Psalm 18:2

  7. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. - Psalm 34:18

  8. The Lord is my shepherd; I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul. - Psalm 23:1-3

  9. 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

  10. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff comfort me. - Psalm 23:4

  11. 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. - Proverbs 3:5-6

  12. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; He will neither fail you nor abandon you. - Deuteronomy 31:8

  13. Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that testing your faith produces perseverance. - James 1:2-3

  14. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all. - Psalm 34:19

  15. But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles and run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. - Isaiah 40:31

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How do you handle stress biblically?

Handling stress biblically involves relying on God and his word for comfort, strength, and guidance. Here are some ways to manage stress biblically:

  • Pray - Talk to God about your worries and concerns, asking for his guidance, comfort, and strength. Prayers may not change the situation but they will change how you see and feel about the issue.

  • Meditate on Scripture - Find comfort and guidance in the Bible by reading and reflecting on verses that speak to your situation. Memorize and recite these verses when you feel stressed.

  • Surrender - Trust in God's sovereignty and plan for your life. Let go of control and surrender your worries to Him.

  • Seek Support - Reach out to other believers or a spiritual community for encouragement, prayer, and support. Sign up for our newsletter, where we send you Soul Food straight to your inbox.

  • Self-care - Take care of your physical and emotional health through healthy eating, exercise, rest, and relaxation. Look for sources of entertainment that can make you feel good. Whether it's a good book, show, or fun activity, find a way to increase your happy hormones.

  • Practice Forgiveness - Holding onto grudges and bitterness only increases stress. Forgiveness frees you from the heavy feeling in your heart. Forgive not based on your emotions, but make it a decision. Decide to forgive your transgressor even when they never apologized. It's the most beautiful and satisfying revenge.

  • Serve Others - Find ways to serve and help others. Serving others can bring joy and purpose, and it can help put your own stress into perspective.
Stress may have become a normal part of life, but with God's help, you can handle it in a way that honors Him and brings peace to your life.

When you feel frustrated at work or drained from all the things you have to deal with, here's what you can do:

  • Inhale seven counts. Hold for seven, and breathe out for another seven.
  • List down at least five things you're grateful for.
  • Walk away for a bit.
  • Trust God.
Don't do something you'll regret later on.

The next time your stress levels are high, stay calm and re-read these scriptures for stress and depression. Let God's words soothe your anxiety and frustrations away.

How about you?

What's your favorite Bible verse for stress and anxiety? What do you do when you're feeling out of it?

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  1. Hi, Lux!

    Thank you for reminding us that April is Stress Awareness Month. You have provided a wealth of information, advice on ways to handle and reduce stress and cope with the daily problems of life. With the bible as a valuable source and its verses to guide us, we shall overcome. My program includes regular exercise, attention to diet, deep breathing and meditation. It is important to stop poisoning ourselves with negative emotions like anger, resentment, envy and jealousy and focus instead on self-care, pleasurable activities and service to others. These produce happy hormones that are beneficial to our health and wellbeing.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend Lux!

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  3. While I'm not religious I can appreciate the tips you've given here.

  4. Any relief I can get, Lux.

  5. Some of these are very comforting. Thank you!

  6. Beautiful and hopeful Bible verses, thank you for sharing this!

  7. Lux, I had no idea that April was Stress Awareness Month. Nothing and no one speaks to our anxiety and offers us peace like God's Word. Thanks for putting it front and center. Therein lies our peace!

  8. Hi Lux, I can say Amen to everything you have written here. I know that in Jesus we have peace, and wherever we are, and whatever situation we are in, Jesus is able to be with us in Spirit. God bless you for sharing.

  9. John 14:1: "Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe on God, believe also on me".
    (That's what my grandma always asked to be read to her.)

  10. I Love the verses you shared. The Lord is the best comfort!