7+ Scriptures on Anxiety

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

7 + Bible Verses on Anxiety
Dealing with anxiety is not easy. When our hearts become fearful or anxious it 's hard to gain sound perspective and all too easy to get carried away with worry. We all deal with anxiety because we all live in a fallen world. Whether we worry about health, finances, work, family, friends etc, worry will rear it's ugly head in some shape or form. The good news though? It doesn't have to control us.

It wasn't until I found out what God had to say about the issue of worrying that I began to surrender to Him, make His Word my reality and the anxiety began to diminish over a period of time. I still struggle with anxious thoughts now and then but the Lord has delivered me from being a slave to worry by His power and Word.

I've compiled a list of verses where the Bible addresses the topic of anxiety and fear. It is my hope and prayer that God will use these verses to speak to your heart today. 

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7
“Do not be afraid; only believe.”
Mark 536b

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ 
Isaiah 41:10

“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?"
Matthew 6:25 

Casting all your care upon Him (God), for He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7

All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.
Isaiah 54:13

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4 Responses to “7+ Scriptures on Anxiety”

  1. Good blog. I struggle occasionally and then with anxious thoughts. Often I find rest in what Jesus says. Except during a panic attack. Then it takes a little longer before I get quiet ;-(

  2. Thanks Jedidja. Yes, anxiety can be hard to deal with especially at the panic attack level. When that happens I often find that singing to the Lord helps calm me down. I'm glad that you find rest in Jesus' words. They are powerful! What He said is so true. We serve such a powerful loving God, Who doesn't want us to live in a state of anxiety.
    Blessings to you on your journey.

  3. We can never get enough of these reminders, especially those of us who worry and fret. Thanks.

    1. Yes, I agree. These are extremely helpful for the ones who worry more. Like a breath of fresh air when we need them too. Thanks for visiting today!! Blessings to you!