Best Bible Verses to Combat Anxiety

“So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time. Cast all your worries upon Him because He cares for you” –1 Peter 5:6-7.

Best Bible Verses to Combat Anxiety

Are you feeling anxious lately? If so, you are not alone. Unfortunately, most people look for a remedy to stress and anxiety in all the wrong places. The truth is, there is only one remedy that can cure anxiety and stress — giving you a peace that will transcend understanding. Everything else is a temporary bandaid. So what is the cure? Trusting in God’s Word. But we cannot trust in His Word unless we know it and believe it. The Lord is asking you a very important question to consider today: Can you add a single moment to your life by worrying? (Matt. 6:27). The answer is no. But we can add everything to our lives by believing in Him and His Word — and trusting Him with the future.

Whatever you are going through today, give it all to God. Trust Him with the outcome. Slowly and prayerfully read over the below list of Best Bible Verses for Anxiety. These verses are specifically chosen with you in mind. As you read them over, pay close attention to the verses that speak to you. And re-visit this list every time you’re feeling anxious or stressed. If you trust Him with the future, He will bless that future. Trust Him.


Best Bible Verses to Combat Anxiety

Isaiah 40:31

31 They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength,
they will soar on eagles’ wings;
They will run and not grow weary,
walk and not grow faint.

Philippians 4:6-7

6 Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. 7 Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Joshua 1:9

9 I command you: be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord, your God, is with you wherever you go.

Hebrews 13:6-7

6 Thus we may say with confidence:
“The Lord is my helper,
[and] I will not be afraid.
What can anyone do to me?”

1 Peter 5:7, 10

7 Cast all your worries upon Him because He cares for you.
10 The God of all grace who called you to His eternal glory through Christ [Jesus] will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you after you have suffered a little.

John 14:27

27 Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.

Philippians 4:13

I have the strength for everything through Him who empowers me.

2 Timothy 1:7-8

7 For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control. 8 So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord, nor of me, a prisoner for His sake; but bear your share of hardship for the Gospel with the strength that comes from God.

Isaiah 41:10

10 Do not fear: I am with you;
do not be anxious: I am your God.
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My victorious right hand.

Matthew 6:34

34 Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.

John 14:1

1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in Me.”

Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know well the plans I have in mind for you … plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope.

Isaiah 35:4

4 Say to the fearful of heart:
Be strong, do not fear!
Here is your God,
He comes with vindication.
With divine recompense,
He comes to save you.

Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
on your own intelligence do not rely;
6 In all your ways be mindful of Him,
and He will make straight your paths.


Divine Wisdom to behold:

Matthew 6:25-32

25 “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 clothing? 26 Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they? 27 Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span? 28 Why are you anxious about clothes? Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin. 29 But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them. 30 If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will He not much more provide for you, O you of little faith? 31 So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear?’ 32 All these things the pagans seek. Your Heavenly Father knows that you need them all.


*See also the most powerful prayer for protection: Psalm 91

What God says about anxiety?

“Worry weighs down the heart, but a kind word gives it joy” -Proverbs 12:25; Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God” -Philippians 4:6.

Can reading the Bible help with anxiety?

By reading God’s Word and praying to Him, He will not only guide you but His Words will lighten the stress that’s wearing on your heart and mind. Even in your most difficult times, God is watching you and He is with you. His Word will help assist you with everything you need. 


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