Do you struggle with stress, anxiety, or panic? Use these 30 Bible Verses to Calm you when experience hardships in your life. Life is hard, but the Bible offers us so much encouragement as we face life’s challenges. These verses can be used for a month of readings or read several per day as you focus on the hope and peace that only God provide. Whether you deal with ongoing anxiety or panic, work troubles, or are just going through a rough time, these verses will help calm your stress and provide comfort.
Do You Struggle with Anxiety?
All of us struggle with anxiety and stress. For every person living on earth there are life situations outside of our control that lead to worry and fear.
If you are in the middle of an especially stressful situation such as financial burdens, troubled relationships, or health issues, you know that it can become easy to let worry take over. This can lead to physical symptoms, insomnia, and more.
For many people anxiety manifests as an ongoing physical condition that requires medical treatment. If this is your current situation, don’t hesitant to reach out for medical help. There’s no shame in this and no reason not to seek the help that is available.
For a number of years I lived with depression and anxiety. Therapy, medication, and spiritual growth helped me greatly during these tough times. I had times of high anxiety and experienced panic attacks. I even created this helpful resource called The Hope Toolbox for people who struggle with depression and anxiety.
I’ve gone through much healing since then and I’m happy to say that while of course life is still stressful, I no longer live with daily depression and panic. It wasn’t easy, but let me offer you encouragement that there is much hope!
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If you are dealing with depression or anxiety today, that doesn’t mean life with always be this way.
Check out the series My Hope Toolbox where I got into more detail about overcoming depression, anxiety, and panic attacks:
The Hope Toolbox – This series provides helpful resources and Bible verses about worry and stress.
Depression Does Not Define You – You may have depression, but you do not have to live as a depressed person. Learn more about what God says about worry and fear.
A Cure for Panic Attacks – Here’s how I overcame panic attacks, and how you can, too.
Do You Have Angry Depression? – Not always, but often anger is involved in depression.
Can’t Sleep? Read This at 3:00 AM. – If you struggle with insonmia and trouble sleeping, especially because of worry and fear, read this post.
10 Bible Verses about Depression and Anxiety – What’s a good Scripture for comfort? Read this list to get verses for what God says about worrying.
7 Bible Verses for When You are Stressed and Overwhelmed – Learn what the Bible says about peace during stressful times.
5 Ways to Calm Anxious Kids – If your kids struggle with anxiety, here is practical help.
Note – If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or panic, seek the help of a health care professional. This post is not intended to substitute for medical advice.
What Does God Say About Stress and Anxiety?
The Bible is clear that we are not to worry because God is in charge of the universe. It’s fair to even go so far as to say that worry is a sin.
We know this in our minds, but getting our hearts and bodies to cooperate can be a totally different situation.
This is an area where most of us struggle, yet the more you can learn to rely on God’s promises of hope, the more you will be able to calm nagging fears, worries, and regret.
Did you know that Satan, the enemy, wants to keep you wrapped up in anxiety and worry? When you are constantly worried, you are less able to live in the freedom God has for you. It’s harder to pursue God’s purpose for your life.
Combat the enemy’s lies by speaking God’s truth. God’s word is the most powerful tool you have to fight back against anxiety.
I encourage you to memorize a few of these Bible verses to speak to yourself, speak out loud, or write out when anxiety hits.
Also be sure to check out these 12 Bible verses for Comfort and Strength provided by Pastor Jack Wellman of ChristianQuotes.com.
Top 5 Calming Bible Verses to Overcome Worry, Stress, and Anxiety
While I encourage you to spend this month reading through all 30 Bible lessons to calm anxiety, these top 5 Bible verses are a great place to start and ones I highly encourage you to memorize.
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?Matthew 6:27
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.Matthew 6:34
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.1 Peter 5:10
Surely God is my salvation;Isaiah 12:2
I will trust and not be afraid.
The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense;
he has become my salvation.
In peace I will lie down and sleep,Psalm 4:8
for you alone, Lord,
make me dwell in safety.
Bible Verses to Calm Stress at Work
God’s Word provides us with reassurance that God is with us and will provide for us. Here are a few verses to reflect on when you are in the middle of a stressful day at your job.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.Romans 15:13
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles;Isaiah 40:31
they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.Isaiah 26:3
Bible Verses to Calm Panic Attacks
I encourage you to think on these Bible verses individually, to pray through their words several times, and to sit with them long enough to truly let the words seep into your soul. Don’t rush through these Bible verses for worry, but savor their truth and worship Christ as you read his words of love and comfort.
Also consider using positive Christian affirmations to combat worry, anxiety, and depression.
Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!Psalm 27:14
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.Matthew 6:31-33
Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious 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? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they.Matthew 6:25-26
What Does the Bible Say About Peace?
Peace is something everyone wants, yet few seem to find. What is peace? It can be defined as “tranquility, harmony, or security.” Depending on the situation, it could mean “prosperity” or “well-being.”
Various forms of the word peace are found 429 times in the King James Version of the Bible. There are different types of peace, including false peace, inner peace, peace with God, and peace with man. – Got Questions
What Does the Bible Say About Worry?
The first and most obvious thing that the Bible says about worry is that it is NOT something God desires His children to do or to suffer.
However, the subject is a bit more nuanced than it at first appears. Although God does not want us to worry, that does not mean He wants us to be irresponsible or uncaring. The Biblical idea of worry carries the connotation of an annoying, distracting, disturbing state of being that keeps us from doing what God calls us to do. There is work to be done and the cause of Christ should captivate our hearts and engage the full capacities of minds and bodies.
There are specific things that our Lord commands us not to worry about, and other things which the Lord commands us to seek (Matthew 6:25–34). The seeking of such things as He commands is the antidote to our dis-ease of worry. – Compelling Truth
Free 30 Day Bible Reading Plan to Calm Anxiety
Download this free Bible reading plan to study the truth of God’s Word and calm your fears, panic, and anxiety. This free printable with Bible verses for depression, anxiety, worry, stress, and fear is yours to download and use immediately.
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