15 Best Bible Verses for Anxiety from Scriptures

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15 Best Bible Verses for Anxiety from Scriptures

I bet you will agree with me when I tell you that anxiety can dominate a person’s life. Anxiety can grip a person’s soul like a vice.

If you are looking for biblical help with worry and anxiety you have found the right place. This article is written specifically for you, to not only find Bible verses for anxiety but also to find additional helpful resources.

The problem of anxiety is actually not that uncommon, and Christians are not exempt from experiencing worry and anxiety. The Bible is full of examples of anxiety, and help for those who experience it.

To get started, here is a great video message for you to watch!

The title is “The Answer to Anxiety” by Dr. Jim Shetler.

(It is approximately 29 minutes long, so get ready to take a few notes, and get some great help!)

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If you are looking for help and resources for anxiety, there are plenty of good books on the subject, and we encourage you to take advantage of them right away.

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Bible Verses for Anxiety

  • First, we will look at a few examples of Anxiety in the Bible
  • Second, we will look at Bible verses for anxiety and worry, that help us overcome it.

(If you don’t have a Bible, we encourage you to get a good study bible right away.)

3 Examples of Anxiety in the Bible

1 Samuel 22:1–2 “David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father’s house heard it, they went down thither to him. 2 And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.”

When David was on the run from King Saul, he knew that they were on the hunt because the king wanted him called.

Not only did this cause David anxiety, but the Lord gathered the people that were distressed, and discontented, and drew them to David, and he became their leader.

Psalm 3:1–8 “LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me. 2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah. 3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. 4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. 5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me. 6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about. 7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly. 8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.”

The Psalms are a great place to find real insight into the human condition in the Bible. Of all the Bible verses for anxiety, those found in the Psalms are usually deep and meaningful, as you see here above.

David was outspoken and transparent with God about his anxiety. He understood that his anxiety was part of his fallen human condition, and that only the Lord could deliver him.

Psalm 13:1–6 “How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? 2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me? 3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death; 4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved. 5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. 6 I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.”

Here again, David is calling out to the Lord because of his distress and anxiety over his situation. He is worried that it will never stop and that the situation may only get worse.

However, he knows that if he will keep his heart and mind on the Lord, that the Lord will deliver him. He recognizes that God has always dealt kindly and generously with him.

Here is a quick but informative INFOGRAPHIC on the subject of anxiety.

The information and statistics in this graphic are very relevant to the topic of anxiety and worry.

(After this INFOGRAPHIC, you will find some very helpful Bible verses for anxiety)

Stats Related With Anxiety & Depression Disorder

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Now, let’s look at some Bible Verses for Anxiety and Worry, and overcoming it:

Psalm 3:1–8 “LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me. 2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah. 3 But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.4 I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. 5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me. 6 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about. 7 Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly. 8 Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.”

Psalm 13:1–6 “How long wilt thou forget me, O LORD? for ever? how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? 2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me? 3 Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death; 4 Lest mine enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble me rejoice when I am moved. 5 But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation. 6 I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.”

Psalm 28:6–8 “Blessed be the LORD, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications. 7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him. 8 The LORD is their strength, and he is the saving strength of his anointed.”

Psalm 37:1–5 “Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. 2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. 3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”

Psalm 56:1–4 “Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me. 2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High. 3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. 4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.”

Proverbs 3:5–6 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

Proverbs 12:25 “Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.”

Proverbs 17:22 “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”

Matthew 6:25–26 “Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?”

Matthew 11:28–30 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 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. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

Philippians 4:6–7 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Thanks for taking the time to read through this article on Bible verses for anxiety. We hope that it has been helpful and informative.


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