As Christians, we often find ourselves worrying about things that will not matter in the end. We worry about other people’s opinions of us, about our health, and about loved ones. Read these 42 Bible Verses About Worries and Stress for some encouragement on your journey to happiness.

Bible Verses about Worries and Stress

When worries and troubles come your way, it’s easy to feel anxious and stressed. But there are many Bible verses about worries and stress that will encourage you to trust God more.

Psalm 61:3

For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

~Psalm 61:3

We have the freedom to approach near to God wherever we are, and we may discover a road open to the throne of grace.

And whatever distinguishes us from other solaces should draw us closer to God, the source of all solace.

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

~Galatians 5:22-23

A person’s actions and thinking are quite different from what God will convert them into before they are Spirit-filled and just live according to fleshly activities.

The Spirit’s operation in a person’s life will result in qualities that are similar to those of God.

Acts of the flesh are problematic, whereas the fruit of the Spirit excludes all negativity and immorality.

Lamentations 3:22-24

It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

~ Lamentations 3:22-24

In life, multitudes of people have looked forward to the future

Those who put their faith in the Lord, on the other hand, can expect unending love, great faithfulness, and a new batch of mercy every morning.

Psalm 118:7

The Lord taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me

~Psalm 118:7

The psalmist’s description of his sufferings is strikingly similar to Christ’s: many despised him for no reason; in fact, the Lord himself chastened him severely, bruised him, and put him to grief, so that we might be healed by his stripes.

When God is not their song, he is their strength; they have spiritual support, even if they desire spiritual delights.

Every answer to our prayers is proof that the Lord is on our side, and we don’t have to be afraid of what man can do.

Psalm 118:13

Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the Lord helped me.

~Psalm 118:13

Israel is summoned to worship by the singers, and the congregation replies by praising God for his unfailing love.

The king then tells how God delivered him from his foes as a result of his prayers.

The king describes his hopeless situation, with enemies attacking him from all sides, but with God’s help, he was able to overcome them

Joshua 1:9

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

~Joshua 1:9

Joshua was tasked with leading the children of Israel into the promised land after 40 years of wandering in the wilderness.

He’d have to reclaim the land from its current occupants, fight and lead battles, and lead a vast group of people spiritually.

When he was feeling overwhelmed by the enormity of the task ahead of him, the Lord gave him these words of encouragement.

John 14:1

Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

~John 14:1

This scripture implied that one of the disciples would betray him and predicted that Peter will deny ever knowing Him.

This occurs in the midst of numerous references to His impending death. This is why Jesus takes the time to speak individually to the disciples, assuring them that they are not “troubled.”

Proverbs 17:22

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

~Proverbs 17:22

The link between our emotional and physical well-being is apparent.

Those who have a happy and upbeat attitude are significantly more likely to be in good physical shape.

It’s not a given that the happy will never get sick, but their ability to recover and cope with the disease is significantly improved.

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.

~ 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

The knowledge of God’s grandeur revealed in Christ has been defined by Paul as a treasure and a light.

God has shone this light into his heart and entrusted him with the task of spreading the gospel throughout the world.

However, Paul has stated that he and his companions encounter numerous challenges in their ministry and that their personal authority is limited.  But they are only able to keep on because of God’s power.

2 Samuel 22:7

In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.

~2 Samuel 22:7

In their greatest risks, those who trust God in the way of duty will find him a present helper, as David did.

Exceptional preservations should be highlighted in our compliments. We will never be free of all adversaries until we reach paradise.

God will protect all of his people and those who receive God’s great benefits owe it to him to be praised.

Matthew 6:27

Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

~Matthew 6:27

Jesus compared life for the sake of accumulating wealth on earth for oneself to living with impaired vision. It causes a person’s moral darkness to grow.

God’s people, on the other hand, should live in light by serving Him rather than relying on money.

Worrying about money when you don’t have any is still serving money rather than God. Those who serve God have faith that God will provide whatever they require.

 

Bible verses about stress and hard times

All of us experience hard times and stress in our lives. However, believing in and relying on God is the answer. Here are some Bible Verses About Stress and Hard Times.

Proverbs 24:10

If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.

~Proverbs 24:10

Great men and women never give up. They are conquerors. They overlook challenges, push beyond exhaustion, and fight back against the opposition.

They expect bad things to happen, so they prepare for them and fight through them. When things get tough, only the weak fail or stop.

Psalm 116:7

Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.

~Psalm 116:7

We love the Lord for various reasons, but we are most impacted by his loving-kindness when we are released from great pain.

When a poor sinner is awakened to a sense of his state and fears that he must soon sink under the just wrath of God, then he finds trouble and sorrow.

But if they pray to the Lord to save their souls, they will find him gracious and faithful to his word.

Psalm 103:1-5

Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

~Psalm 103:1-5

It appears that David begins to recall the Lord’s blessings. He can’t stop himself from praising Him.

David calls upon himself three times in the first two verses to thank the Lord: “Bless the Lord, O my soul: And all that is within me, bless His holy name.” Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all of his blessings”.

He wishes to make a living sacrifice of praise to God for all that he has done for him. God deserves our adoration.

Psalm 23:4

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

~Psalm 23:4

This psalm was penned by David, who grew up as a shepherd before becoming king of the ancient nation of Israel.

The psalm opens by depicting God as a Shepherd who leads, feeds, and refreshes his followers in the same way that an actual shepherd tends his sheep.

David was aware that God was concerned about him and was aware of his personal difficulties. As a result, David had no need to be concerned.

Psalm 119:143

Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.

~Psalm 119:143

It appears that David begins to recall the Lord’s blessings. He can’t stop himself from praising Him. “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and everything that is within me,” he says. He wishes to make a loving sacrifice of praise to God for all that he has done for him.

Philippians 4:6

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with Thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

~Philippians 4:6

There are several items in Paul’s epistle to the Philippians that they may have been concerned about.

Paul is writing to them while the Roman Empire has him under house imprisonment.

His missionary activity had been financed by the church in Philippi, and they may have been anxious for his safety.

There was apparently some dissension in the church due to people acting selfishly, and they needed to focus on Christ’s example.

1 Chronicles 16:11

Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.

~1 Chronicles 16:11

1 Chronicles 16 is recorded as King David’s Song of Thanks after they had brought the ark of God back to Jerusalem and set it inside the tent David had pitched for it and had offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before God.

After King Saul’s disobedience, we find the Lord seeking a man after his own heart.

“And when he had removed him (Saul), he raised up David to be their king, of whom he testified.

Psalm 94:19

In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.

~Psalm 94:19

The Lord our God, is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He does not change, thus this serves as a reminder to God’s people today that the same God who provided hope to the psalmist is also willing and able to provide us with comfort from our anxieties and fears.

James 1:2-4

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

~James 1:2-4

Trials might be considered severe suffering, great sadness, great melancholy, or great discouragement by earthly intelligence.

Earthly wisdom advises avoiding problems and not viewing them as a source of joy because other people do not face the same difficulties you do.

Psalm 34:6

This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles

~Psalm 34:6

When David was in difficulties with the Philistines in Gath, he cried out to the Lord for help. The fact that he refers to himself as “poor” reveals his realization that he has nothing to give God in exchange for help.

Psalm 9:9

The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

~Psalm 9:9

Even in the midst of adversity, those who worship God receive his protective care.

This verse shows how God watches after his believers. They don’t feel alone while they’re in perilous situations. They have a sense of security, as though God is there beside them.

Bible verses dealing with worry fear stress and anxiety

No matter what is going on in the world, it is easy to worry about it. Because you don’t know what tomorrow holds, there are plenty of things you can worry about. But the Bible has a lot to say about worry, fear, anxiety and stress. We have compiled a list of Bible verses dealing with stress, anxiety and fear so that you can find some comfort in the words of God.

Psalm 9:9-10

The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

~Psalm 9:9-10

David was delivered from all his afflictions as a consequence of his earnest and humble prayer. He was delivered from the Philistines by the Lord.

No one is immune to adversity), yet no Christian should have to face adversity alone.

The Lord is always close by, and if He chooses, He will save His child from trouble. We, on the other hand, cannot impose our will on God. When we pray, we should not pray amis.

Romans 16:20

And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen

~Romans 16:20

Paul warned the Christians in Rome about false prophets who will come among them and distort Christian truth.

He urges believers to pay attention to this warning. He has written that these false instructors serve their own cravings rather than Christ because they are liars who want to fool gullible Christians.

1 Peter 5:7

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

~1 Peter 5:7

Peter warns his readers to be humble, sober-minded, and oppose the devil in the midst of a litany of directions to the church.

He also tells people to cast their worries on God in the same list.

Persecution and numerous tribulations were clearly putting the church to the test, as evidenced by his letter.

And the reason for this is that God is concerned about us. We don’t have an impersonal God who sees us as a collection of numbers and manages the universe impersonally from afar.

Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

~Psalm 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present aid in distress, according to Psalm 46.

The truth is that we will face adversity, but God promises to be our sanctuary.

When buildings fall apart and our world is thrown into disarray. God has never let us down.

In the midst of disaster, Jesus has pledged to remain with us. When we are in severe circumstances, we may believe that God has abandoned us, but this is not the case.”

Psalm 118:5-6

I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

~Psalm 118:5-6

God created the heavens and the earth, as well as everything else, and everything and everything happens in His hands.

So, no matter how bad things are in our lives, we have nothing to fear if we pray and trust in God.

Especially when it comes to people who persecute Christians, we must remember that they are merely small creatures in God’s hands, regardless of their power, influence, or prestige.

They have no power over our fate. And only God has control over our destiny.

Psalm 73:26

My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever

~Psalm 73:26

Asaph couldn’t grasp God’s ways, and he grew bitter and dissatisfied
He declares God to be the most essential feature of his existence after resolving his dissatisfaction.
Even if Asaph’s health deteriorated, he understood it didn’t mean God had abandoned him
To regard God as his “portion” is to regard the Lord as the source of his joy.

scriptures for stress and depression

Proverbs 12:25

 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.
~Proverbs 12:25
Jesus stated that we will face difficulties in this world, but that he has overcome the world.
This should lead to a serene and tranquil heart, but the truth is that we can lose sight of the gospel in our flesh, and our sentiments will reveal some of our concerns.
When anxiety takes hold of us, our hearts might become heavy. This occurs when something becomes lodged someplace in our minds and refuses to let go of the looming negative outcome.

Isaiah 35:4

Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.

~Isaiah 35:4

Christ, who is God in our nature, was made manifest in the flesh, and came by taking on human nature.

when he first came, he came with vengeance, taking vengeance on Satan and his works; on him, and his principalities, and powers, whom he spoiled and destroyed, as well as putting an end to sin and abolishing the death

Luke 10:41-42

And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

~Luke 10:41-42

True, most of our craziness and preoccupation is motivated by the best of intentions.

We want to provide for our families, provide every opportunity for our children to enrich their lives, help our neighbors, and yes, serve the Lord.

However, if all of our activities leave us with no time to be still in the presence of the Lord and hear God’s word, we are likely to wind up with a service that’s empty of value.

Matthew 6:33

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

~Matthew 6:33

This scripture means that even if we don’t know where their next meal will come from, he wants them to have faith that the heavenly Father would provide for His children because He loves them so much.

Instead of wasting time worrying about things that don’t matter, Jesus wants us to keep pursuing God’s kingdom, trusting in His righteousness, and letting Him take care of our fundamental necessities.

Luke 21:34

And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

~Luke 21:34

Every day, we should pray and talk to God, asking for his aid in resisting temptations that threaten our relationship with him and the life he has prepared for us.

Instead of ignoring the issues that may arise, acknowledge them. Face the challenges and feel God’s strength and grace. The Gospel passage is a short yet powerful reading.

It includes a message that we must fully comprehend and implement. It is a revelation to each of us that we should not let the glamorous aspects of life consume us, whether it is money, power, or status. Rather, we must ask for and pray for courage and strength.

What God says about stress and worry

Worry is a major cause of stress, which can lead to anxiety. Jesus tells us that we will have troubles in this life (John 16:33), but He does not want us to be overwhelmed by them. He wants us to trust Him and His promise that He can see us through our troubles (Philippians 4:20-23).

God promises to give us rest if we learn how to yield ourselves to Him (Hebrews 4:9-11). He wants us to stop worrying and trust Him with our concerns. When we do this, it frees up our minds so that we can focus on other things besides our problems—like spending time with God. When we turn our worries over to Him, we gain peace of mind and confidence in His care for us (Isaiah 26:3).

Exodus 33:14

And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.

~Exodus 33:14

Moses is a devout follower of God. As a result of Christ’s intercession, we are not only saved from destruction but also given the right to everlasting enjoyment.

If we discover grace in our hearts to guide and quicken us on the road of our duty, we will find grace in God’s eyes.

God’s loving promises and mercies should not only strengthen our faith but also arouse our zeal for prayer. Keep an eye on his speed.

Psalm 57:1

Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

~Psalm 57:1

David’s whole reliance is on God.

If our souls trust in the Lord, we may be assured that our afflictions will eventually pass us by, and in the meantime, we must make him our refuge through faith and prayer.

Even though God is the most exalted, he condescends to the point of making sure that everything works out for the good of his people.

Proverbs 16:3

Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.

~Proverbs 16:3

Many men and women, unfortunately, pay lip service to this well-known verse. They believe it implies saying the verse’s words and then going off on their own.

This lie is used by Satan to deceive many people. A righteous dread of God, on the other hand, will motivate a man or woman to yearn to accomplish just what is God’s will.

A sensible person will see that they cannot trust their own hearts and will not even attempt to do so.

Matthew 11:28-30

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

~Matthew 11:28-30

A yoke is a farming tool that connects two animals, such as oxen so that they can divide the workload more equitably and become more productive.

Jesus is encouraging us to share and be partners with him in his labor, ministry, and service by employing the image of a yoke. He’s also promising that he’ll train us.

 

Luke 12:25-26

And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?

~Luke 12:25-26

Believers frequently wonder if their efforts are good enough for God to love them.

They are concerned about their salvation because they have just committed a sin.

Jesus inquired if worrying may add a single hour to your life.

Why worry about life if it isn’t going to add life to your life? Everything else pales in comparison to the benefits of adding an hour to your life.

 

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