Worry, stress and anxiety can trigger a whole host of negative health issues, and make matters even worse. We are told not to fear 365 times throughout the Bible — one time for every day of the year. Coincidence? Not a chance. The question is, how do we stop ourselves from worrying? If you haven’t already been doing so, one of the best things to do is read (and meditate on) Scripture — the healing, life-giving and peaceful Word of God. It is worth noting, however, that Scripture is only transformational when it’s believed.
Here are 14 Best Bible Verses to combat worry, stress and anxious thoughts. Read them over, meditate on the one’s that speak to you, and believe every Word.
14 Best Bible Verses to Combat Worry, Stress and anxiety
“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.
2) Psalm 23:4
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me” –Psalm 23:4.
3) Joshua 1:9
“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.
“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible’” –Matthew 19:26.
5) Isaiah 40:31
“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.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline” –2 Timothy 1:7.
7) Isaiah 26:3
“You [Lord] will keep in perfect peace, those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You” –Isaiah 26:3.
8) Psalm 91:1-2
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust'” –Psalm 91:1-2.
9) Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” –Jeremiah 29:11.
10) John 14:27
“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.
11) Isaiah 41:10
“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.
12) Psalm 34:4
“I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears” –Psalm 34:4.
13) Matthew 11:28-29
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, 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” –Matthew 11:28-29.
14) Proverbs 3:5-6
“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.
Read these promises as often as possible. God is with you.
“The Lord is for me; I will not fear. What can mere mortals do to me?” –Psalm 118:6.