What does the Bible say about anxiety and worry? The Bible clearly teaches us to place our faith and confidence in God’s Word. We must not allow anxious thoughts to take over our trust in God. The Bible offers comfort and hope because God cares about us. I pray and hope that God will be the source of your strength during this difficult time. Do not give up, do not lose hope. God is with you. He understands your situation and He cares deeply about you.
Here is a list of Bible verses on anxiety and worry.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 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.
May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.
Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.
My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.
What does a man get for all the toil and anxious striving with which he labors under the sun?
So then, banish anxiety from your heart and cast off the troubles of your body, for youth and vigor are meaningless.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 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.
I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”
“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 important than food, and the body more important than clothes?
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.
So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, 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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 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.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word
Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
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Source: Holy Bible, New International Version