Bible Verses About Worry: 20 Comforting Scripture Quotes

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Worry is one of the areas of my Christian walk that I struggle continuously with. I am always needing to read scriptures and be reminded that God has asked us not to worry but to trust Him completely. It is this reassurance and these Bible verses about worry that help during stressful times or times filled with anxiety. I would ask you to say a prayer before reading these that God uses them to speak to you today.

What did Jesus Say About Worry?

Matthew 6:25-27  “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? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?

Matthew 6:34  Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 11:28-30  Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Luke 12:25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his  span of life?

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you;my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you.Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Worry Bible Verses- All About Peace

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

2 Thessalonians 3:16  Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.

Psalm 55:22  Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved

Microsoft Word - Document1Worry Bible Scriptures Mentioning Anxiety

Proverbs 12:25 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

Philippians 4:6-7  do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

1 Peter 5:7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Worry Verses Say Do Not Fear

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.

Isaiah 43:1-3  But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob,  he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you;  I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;  and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you.

Hebrews 13:6 So we can confidently say,  “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

Additional Bible Verses Related to Worry

Psalm 46:10  Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations,  I will be exalted in the earth!”

Psalm 56:3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

Psalm 121:1-2  I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Proverbs 3:5-6   Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Romans 8:31  What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Christian Quotes About Worry

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.- Corrie Ten Boom

I’ll give you some symptoms of a sign that your faith is deteriorating–whenever you face all of your problems and you trust only your plans to get you out–it is a sign that your faith is deteriorating.T.D. Jakes

No one can pray and worry at the same time.- Max Lucado

Knowing that God is faithful, it really helps me to not be captivated by worry. But knowing that He will do what He has said, He will cause it to happen, whatever He has promised, and then it causes me to be less involved in worrying about a situation.- Josh McDowell

Worry is the sin of distrusting the promise and providence of God, and yet it is a sin that Christians commit perhaps more frequently than any other.- John MacArthur

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Resources The Holy Bible, English Standard Version“Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”



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Kathy Aceves May 10, 2016 at 12:05 pm

I went through a custody battle also. My ex husband was given custody of my three children although he barely even knew them. He spent no time in their lives at all when we were married. My kids were my whole life! I was a good mother. I felt so robbed, cheated of the very reason I lived. I had no choice but to cling to thevpromises of God. That God would be my vindicator. I learned to cast this care on him, and by faith trust him to bring my children back to me. When I truly turned the situation over to him, a peace came over me like never before. I said constantly ” thank you Lord for fighting my battle and bringing my children home to me” and although they spent a year with their father who was on drugs and for 3 months he moved them out of state and I did not know where they were, I received a call from child protection services saying my kids were taken into their custody in foster care. An attorney was appointed to represent me in Washington State, where the judge sent them home to me. God used that situation to teach me trust and to learn to stand on hisI promises. If God is FOR me….who can be against me!

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Jack Wellman May 10, 2016 at 12:33 pm

What a praise Kathy. God rewarded your faithfulness and trust in times of darkness. You are such an example for all of us to follow and Job, had he seen what you went through, would have been impressed! Whooo hooo…

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Laura July 25, 2016 at 6:45 am

I needed to see this. I have a grown daughter who is married to a wonderful man and has two small children. We were always so very close. Now I feel ignored and insignificant. It hurts me daily. I will try to do better to give all of this to God. I cry daily and it is taking a toll on my body. I do believe that God lead me to this site.

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Andrea September 1, 2016 at 4:09 pm

I am so anxious about so many this in life. I wish to experience Gods peace. I need comfort. I need to humble myself before God

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Rebecca September 19, 2016 at 7:50 pm

I am struggling, I have spent almost my entire life telling lies and crimes against others. I thought I could hide and ignore everything. I thought I could hide from God. A week ago I was arrested and am facing prison time. I am so scared. I have just recently accepted God into my heart and the worry and hurt is starting to finally fade away. I am praying and trusting like I never have before but I am still so scared. I know God will never leave me but I need prayers. This battle is too much to do on my own.

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Jack Wellman September 19, 2016 at 8:04 pm

My friend. God can use evil for good (Gen 50:20) and if God has allowed this fear of prison to bring you to repentance and trust in Christ, not even the prison walls can keep you from the kingdom. I will pray for your situation Rebecca. There is no need to fear what man can do for those who trust in God.

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Wanda September 28, 2016 at 12:34 pm

I am a Christian and grew up in church… but as I grew older my relationship with God and going to church stopped… I started having anxiety and panic attacks when I was 18 and I have struggled almost daily with them, I am now 27 years old and married with three kids, somedays are worse then other I pray when I start getting anxious but I never really do more then just pray… I decided my relationship with God needs to be mended and that I need him to get through my anxiety… my father is always telling me read your Bible and pray so today after having a bad anxiety attack last week I decided to sit down and do a devotional on anxiety… I am so glad I did I looked up versuses on anxiety and found your article… It is amazing and guided me in the right direction.. It is time for a change and to put my faith in God and give him my worries… Thank you for this article it really helped me and showed me it’s time to rebuild my relationship with God and start putting my trust in him and not myself anymore, I need to let him be in control.

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Karen Davis October 3, 2016 at 1:46 pm

Congratulations! The right parent won! I truly understand what it means to have your whole family raise you and fill in for what your parents should have done. My grandparents are the ones who truelly stuck up for me and took me in.

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Honey November 16, 2016 at 2:42 am

I have been dating this guy for the last four years, we had our issues but one thing for sure is that we love each other and we are happy together. last year I noticed quite some distance between us and in December I confronted him about this girl and he admitted he had been physical with her. He said he had only kissed her and not slept with her but I didn’t believe him. We broke up in January.
i feel so bad about it, we had a good thing going and now it’s over.
I learnt she was traveling to the US, and later he also told me that he was in the US too. I couldn’t ask him if he was with her but shortly I saw a friend post pictures of them all together and it broke my heart all over again.
I had been praying to God for a chance to get back together with him, but I needed the feeling to be mutual for both of us and him as the man in the relationship to take lead of that. When I saw those pictures I felt that God had betrayed me and all my prayers that I had been making. I asked Him why He wouldn’t have let me stop praying about it then. But I chose to trust Him and let it go.
Whenever I see those pictures, it makes me sad but deep inside I still want him.
Today, I was really anxious and nervous about them, that they may be getting married and having babies and I’ll have lost my chance with him. He is much older than me at 40 and am 27. These thoughts made me really anxious so I looked up bible verses on anxiety and worry and I landed here. I feel much better now.
God has been a great part of my life since I was a child and I know and trust that He is all able, sometimes I just get worried and nervous too much.
But I really need all your prayers to get me through this.

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