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12 Best Psalms to Calm Your Mind and Relax Your Spirit

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” –Matthew 11:28.

12 Best Psalms to Calm Your Mind and Relax Your Spirit:

With the stress of our everyday fully-scheduled lives, it’s no wonder we’re a society running on fumes (and worry!). As a people composed of both body and soul, our mind, heart and Spirit need a break from time to time. We need to be reminded that everything is going to be okay and that we have nothing to fear. “Getting away” physically in order to relax may help our angst temporarily, but it won’t last – it won’t solve the problem per se. Instead, we need a solution that will last; a go-to, tried and true remedy that calms, relaxes and replenishes whenever necessary. And there’s one place to get it.

The next time you are in need of true relaxation for mind, heart and soul, lean on the supernatural peace of God’s promises. Reading and prayerfully meditating on the following psalms are sure to calm your nerves, relax your body, renew your spirit and restore your mind. Read them through slowly, carefully, and as often as needed. Every time you do, they will speak to you in a different way. Pay close attention to those verses which speak directly to your heart and spend extra time on them.

Let’s get started:

12 Best Psalms to Calm Your Mind and Relax Your Spirit

Psalm 62:5-7

Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
    my hope comes from Him.
Truly He is my rock and my salvation;
    He is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honor depend on God;
    He is my mighty rock, my refuge.

Psalm 91:1, 5, 11

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

You will not fear the terror of night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,

11 For He will command His angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways

 Psalm 94:19

When anxiety was great within me,
    Your consolation brought me joy.

Psalm 27:1, 14

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?

14 Wait for the Lord;
    be strong and take heart
    and wait for the Lord.

Psalm 119:143

Trouble and distress have come upon me,
    but Your Commands give me delight.

Psalm 121:1-2, 7-8

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of Heaven and earth.

The Lord will keep you from all harm—
    He will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.

Psalm 116:1-2, 6-7

I love the Lord, for He heard my voice;
    He heard my cry for mercy.
Because He turned His ear to me,
    I will call on Him as long as I live.

The Lord protects the unwary;
    when I was brought low, He saved me.
Return to your rest, my soul,
    for the Lord has been good to you.

Psalm 103:11-12

11 For as high as the Heavens are above the earth,
    so great is His love for those who fear Him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
    so far has He removed our transgressions from us.

Psalm 34:4-5, 8-9

I sought the Lord, and He answered me;
    He delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to Him are radiant;
    their faces are never covered with shame.

Taste and see that the Lord is good;
    blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.
Fear the Lord, you His holy people,
    for those who fear Him lack nothing.

Psalm 34:4

I sought the Lord, and He answered me;
    He delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 40:1-3, 11

I waited patiently for the Lord;
    He turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
    out of the mud and mire;
He set my feet on a rock
    and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
    a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
    and put their trust in Him.

11 Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord;
    may your love and faithfulness always protect me.

Psalm 4:8

In peace I will lie down and sleep,
    for You alone, Lord,
    make me dwell in safety.


Anytime you are looking to calm yourself down, read over this list of psalms again and again. They will bring an unexplainable peace and light to your soul. Please share them with anyone else who may be feeling overwhelmed and in need of rest and relaxation of mind, body and Spirit.

“He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for His Name’s sake” –Psalm 23:3.

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