By now, many of you probably know that I’ve had my fair share of struggles to beat anxiety. In figuring out ways to stop it in its tracks, though, I haven’t had much luck outside of le Big Book. No deep breathing, scented candles, glasses of wine or sessions with a shrink come anywhere close to surpassing words straight from God. I’ve discovered that stopping and grabbing my Bible and listening to some of my favorite Christian songs via Spotify are the *only* way to get me to calm the heck down and think rationally again after a particularly rough moment of stress, anxiety or panic.
You all seemed to l-o-v-e the culmination of 19 Bible verses on anxiety and stress the first time around, so I collected 18 more of my favorites for ya.
Psalm 16:8 // “I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 // “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
Deuteronomy 31:6 // “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
1 Peter 5:7 // “Cast all your anxiety on him because He cares for you.”
Joshua 23:14 // “You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.”
Psalm 32:7-8 // “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”
Isaiah 35:4 // “Say to those who have an anxious heart, ‘Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.”
Psalm 118:5-6 // “In my anguish I cried to the Lord, and He answered by setting me free. The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”
Psalm 94:19 // “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.”
Psalm 56:3-4 // “When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?”
Luke 12:24-27 // “Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?”
Matthew 11:28-30 // “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
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.”
Colossians 3:15 // “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”
Psalm 55:22 // “Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.”
2 Corinthians 12:10 // “For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Hebrews 13:5-6 // “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’ So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?'”
Psalm 23:4 // “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
What’s you’re favorite Bible verse to calm anxiety and stress? If you de-stress in other ways, what works for you?
I’d love to hear your own personal faves, and then I’d love for you to win a makeup bag full of goodies from Ulta. How’s that for some hump day happiness?? Hoping you all have the most fantastic day.