Bible Verses About Worry: 20 Comforting Scripture Quotes

by Josh Wiley on May 20, 2011 · Print Print · Email Email

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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Jocelyn September 8, 2012 at 5:30 pm

I went threw a bitter breakup with my children’s ex up relocated only to have a judge never meeting my children or myself give sole custody to their father. A week ago today my children were taken from me and placed in his care. At first I was looking at my situation like why me? I’m a good parent. But now I see that that was Godonly way to reach out to me to have faith in him and not the World. Instead of stressing and worrying about how my court date will be Wednesday if I can get my kids back, I am thankful and not worrying. God spared my life from destruction and these scriptures made me realize don’t worry, have Faith the Righteous shall prevail. Thank You for these spiritual reminders in my time of trial!

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Josh September 8, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Thanks for the powerful testimony Jocelyn. Praying for you. Keep Praising Him through this storm and rest in the Peace that can only be obtained through the Prince of Peace.

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Brooke May 3, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Jocylen thank you for your testimony. I am going through a very similar situation although my ex is threatening for sole custody. It is a very difficult to deal with all that goes on with a dissolution of marriage. I pray that you & your children will be together. Thanks.

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Abraham Moses September 15, 2012 at 5:38 am

I lOVE JESUS

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Kendra September 26, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Yes very helpful, dealing with anxiety so meditating on scriptures ~ Thank you and God Bless you :)

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Gilles February 23, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Im dealing with anxiety too! God bless you and know that God will make us stronger in our strengths and teachings about being worry-free! I hope you will do good in this. Remember: We are all in the battle together! , amen!!

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Najma December 2, 2013 at 7:23 am

I too am going through some anxiety and look forward to meditating on these scriptures to find my home in God. I wish you both nothing but the best. May God continue to bless.

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Chimwe September 26, 2012 at 9:56 pm

These versus were so powerful and helpful. Thank you.

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SisterJan October 2, 2012 at 9:06 am

Thank you. I need this. So afraid. Can’t seem to make myself call and schedule needed surgery. Going back to reread and meditate on Gods word.

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Grateful One October 5, 2012 at 3:35 am

Thank you so much for having this website. Today I was so anxious about so many things happening in the world that no one can control – I just felt overwhelmed, so I googled: “Bible verses that tell you not to worry” and your site came up. I copied down all the verses and am going to print them off to keep with me.
Thank you again so very much. Xoxo.

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Chris October 9, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Thanks!! I’ve been to this website 3 times now!! Give me peace!! God is good!!!

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SUSAN October 10, 2012 at 6:35 am

THANK YOU FOR THE MESSAGES

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Tarie October 13, 2012 at 2:37 am

I’m sitting infront of a computer, trying to write an essay to a course that i failed because i had been pre-occupied about dealing with a situation in which my partner could not choose between his other partner of 3 years. i had given him a second chance after he came back begging to me saying that he had made a mistake and that i was the perfect woman he has been searching for all his life. just three days ago, i found out he had been communicating with her, saying how much he loves her, misses her and wants to marry and have kids with her. i was so angry, so hurt like nothing before in my life. He does not have much in his life and i loved him from the most bottom of my heart. I invested a lot to try and make it work the second time around. Thank you so much for these scriptures because although i know that ‘everything happens for the good of those who love the Lord and are called according to his purpose’ Romans 8:28,…being treated like this just simply hurts and the fact that it has happened around the time when this important essay is due means I can only look up to God to get me through. Thanx again for the scriptures, quotes, messages and comments.

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J. Rock April 7, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Hi Tary
I thank you for sharing your story with us. Believe me I know how you feel, I have been there done that. Sometimes our heart is fixed on something or someone that we thought was it. We give everything to be with this person. We disregard what our spirit and common sense is telling us and we make sacrifices over sacrifices so that we don’t lose him or her. we make ourselves so small almost invisible to keep him or her happy, we forgo our own happiness. God sees you, he knows that you deserve better and you are better. Love is not selfish, love is kind, love is not boastful, but give everything freely so that your needs come first. God has someone special for you, and you will not have to work so hard to keep him faithful to you. He will be your treasure, he won’t be able to stay away too long from you. He will hurry home just to be with you. Good sees you, and he knows your heart, no one will be able to measure what he has in store for you. So keep on praying and stand firm, hold you heads up and focus on your school because what is for you will found you. I have been there so I know how He operates. May the love and peace of God keep you, do no be afraid God is on your side. Stay with peace.

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Garkebo October 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm

The verses you are organizing and offering to us are so helpful. Plz keep on doing.
God bless you all abundantly

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Linda October 22, 2012 at 12:25 pm

God always has a way to give us a little jolt when our fears start to overwhelm us. From a youth, I was a worrier. I’ve always believed in God, was raised in a loving Christian family, my brother’s a pastor, but I still find myself falling prey to worry, even though I know in my heart that God’s Will is what will actually happen. Having these Bible verses about worry hit me back to a reality check that “worry” can actually be considered a sin.

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luckyleaf2 October 24, 2012 at 4:56 am

Right on the button. Thank you so much for creating this website. I copied my favorite bible verses about worry in old fashioned cursive – it was so comforting and filled me with peace and joy. God Bless You!

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Boyd October 31, 2012 at 8:21 am

Got on the web looking for a verse and wow I found
your blog, what a blessing. Here’s one I’ve found encourging in the past and continue to stand on. Psalm 112:7-8 TLB He does not fear bad news nor live
in dread of what may happen. For he is settled in
his mind that Jehovah will take care of him. That is why
he is not afraid but can calmly face his foes.

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harry November 2, 2012 at 10:26 am

thank you very very much for this wonder bible verses. it really reminded me how to keep my fath in christ who died to save us. I thank God for giving us his only begotten son to die for my salvation.
I was so worried today and l was searching for bible verses to console mysel f and l saw your website whih has really helped me alot after reading through all the verses. May God bless you for the wonderful work.
I also thank God for my life and that of my families. I really thank him for making me who l am today.

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EMILY November 19, 2012 at 8:50 am

it was my pleasure reading this website. s/thing i thought could never happen to me happened today. i just needed such verses right away. i trust in God and i belief everything will be okay with God on the throne.

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Amanda November 21, 2012 at 10:11 am

This site was very helpful. I got peace instantly. Thank you very much. God bless! :)

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Cristina November 27, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Thank you so much for this blog. I am suffering from much anxiety and worries. God Bless

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Lucy November 28, 2012 at 6:07 pm

I have been trying to deal with some anxiety and worry. I’m sure I am not the only one. I have lost joy in some of the things that I do in my life during the day. Thank God for my husband and my daughter. Please pray for me as I will be praying for you. I know God does not give us more than we can handle. I have to keep on believing that. God bless!

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Megan December 12, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Thanks so much I needed this real bad :)

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Micah Wright December 20, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Here’s another Christian Quote about Worry:

“Pray. Hope. Don’t worry.” – St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

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bianca January 18, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Thanks so much for posting these verses I’ve been dealing with anxiety for awhile now and couldn’t seem to figure out what has been causing te attacks. This was very helpful worrying is behind me now!!

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David January 24, 2013 at 7:34 am

Josh, going through some tough times and had fallen away from my faith. These verses are really helping to renew my faith. Thank you and God Bless!

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Ken Rowles January 30, 2013 at 7:16 am

What a revelation to know that God is not only aware of who you are but what you are. You are more precious than diamonds to Him. He loves you and disregards anything you have done or even thought about. Take some time to read Psalm 139 and He will reveal His amazing love for you if you will just look for it. God bless you and yours. With love and grace, Ken

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david February 2, 2013 at 9:58 am

in 2006 I apply for childcare for daycare services that my wife in I could not afford with CCIS . when I apply no one explain to me from CCIS that I had to report that I was marry. We had 2daughters that need this service to prepare them for school when they reach kenteguarded . in 2013 CCIS Ask me was I marry in I stated yes. they ask me for my wifes pay studs in I gave them to caseworker. CCIS stated that we were overpay because we make to much money.Than they cancel my 4yr old daughter daycare services in they stated we were over paid from 2006 when I apply in this matter will be turn over to inspector general office . my wife I in I never broke in laws in our life but they make it seem like we did. the worry from this is heavy, thinking they will put us in jail in take our kids. I brought this burden to GOD in I know he did bring us this far In life for something like this to happen. please pray for my family. My wife in I have volunteer with youth in our city in church for over 45yrs among both of us. her 25yrs and me 22 yrs.

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Jack Wellman February 2, 2013 at 5:11 pm

David, I will pray for your family. I can’t imagine having to go to jail for such a thing. You’ll get thru it. Just trust in God to take care of you and if you delight in Him, even during your trials, He will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37).

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loida February 4, 2013 at 3:01 am

In times of distress, anxiety & worries, it’s God’s word whom we can rely not the conformity of this world. Indeed in Him all things are possible. May God bless you & more words of wisdom, strength & comfort you can share to others.. keep up the good works of this site.. :)

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Mitzi February 10, 2013 at 9:06 pm

I’ve recently created a facebook page for people to share their prayer requests and thanksgivings. I try to post nuggets of His truth to my page daily in hopes of bringing hope and peace to those who need it (sometimes just because I need it). I copied and pasted your link, along with a scripture to the facebook page. I hope many of my friends will enjoy your page as much as I am. God bless you for spreading His word! So many are searching for it right now in this crazy world we live in! Thank you!

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sabrina March 13, 2013 at 4:41 am

I remember when I signed a contract to a non-given-salary-evangelistic institution since year 2000, to work as a full time evangelist to university students in a local city where I live now. I questioned myself, what if my donors sign out their commitments and leave me with no other support? Just last 3week ago, two of my donors resigned and I needed new potential donors to support my ministry back home. I was a bit frustrated, though, yet God truly has been a faithful God in every circumstance of my life. Instead of grumbling out of this tough situation, I was reminded that God, the Jehovah Jireh would neither leave me nor forsake me. I claimed God’s solemn Word to comfort me. Now, I feel secure, still with no donors yet. But this ministry is God’s given gift, so, He is the One who will solely meet my needs. I am His servant, He will spare my life for the harvest of the souls. Hakuna Matata, no worry for the rest of the days. Sabrina. Evangelist, Bandung, West Java Indonesia.

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Kathy Martin March 17, 2013 at 2:37 pm

I love Jesus. I loved know He is there! I need prayer for me to let go of the anxiety that has a hold of me. These messages are such a benefit to me. I whisper His name.

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peter doe April 19, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Well I thank God first for giving me this chance to read thru and see his glory in me rite now.I love God but the challenges are to much.so what can i do.i need help

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Jack Wellman April 19, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Thank you Peter for your comment. Have you spoken with your pastor yet? That is always step one when you need counseling. Also, trust in God is of supreme importance too. Read Psalm 37. We are made stronger by our trials and tests and in our suffering we become more like Jesus Christ Who suffered more than any man ever has. I would stay in the gospel of John and 1, 2, and 3rd John. These are very encouraging my friend.

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Denise May 9, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Whoever you are that posted this, thank you for just saving my life.

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Brad May 9, 2013 at 1:10 pm

Denise,

I signed up for this blog a long time ago and am encouraged everytime I read a new post. Please know that I am encouraged beyond words that God has used this forum to save your life. Know that I am praying for you right this second. All things work together for good for those that love the Lord. Hang in there and hang on to God.

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Isaac May 10, 2013 at 5:11 pm

Wow Wow Wow!! This is amazing.
I’m a musician (Drummer) who has worried about fear, worry, panic, and being nervous, especially before I do or when im doing a gig. But after reading these great testimonies and scripture my faith has a taken a huge step.

Thank you guys. I’ll keep praying for you guys and I pray you guys can pray for me. For when 2 or 3 are gatherd I am in their Midst Mathew 18:20

Praise JESUS for he has done great things!!!!!!!

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Patrice K June 2, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Amen I always just breakdown and say Lord I know give my problems to U……. My grandparents raised me w/ so much I am grateful for their up bringing a close walk w/our Lord… Tell the truth n shame the devil…..

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Ervin June 19, 2013 at 3:03 am

I am worrying…I need to be counselled..I am a newly hired teacher in the Department of Education..the order from the division office is in our own town…and unfortunately our district Supervisor want to realine me to a very far place to other towns……I need to be at peace now…..I clearly need to be prayed….help me pray that no barriers may be possible through Him…..I thanked Him everyday and will always be happy to you who will pray for me….thank you for site Lord!…..God Jesus will surely give the desires of my heart!…..praise be to God!

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Jack Wellman June 19, 2013 at 10:58 am

Amen Ervin to your prayer request. Above all I pray God’s will be done and for His glory in Jesus Christ our Lord. Thank you for coming here sir.

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Beverly ntsako June 20, 2013 at 2:05 am

Its been month since i passed my matric and not been able to go the univesity so i’ve been worried till realise that worryng doeznt empty 2mrrw of its sorrow it empties today of its strengh, thats when i stopped being worried and start trusting in the lord and believe that God’s time is the best

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Ms. E July 6, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Have been going thru so much in my life from job related to loving someone who says they love me but doesn’t show it. I’m at a very unhappy place and need prayer. Have never felt this alone in my life.

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debbie July 8, 2013 at 9:57 pm

thank you for this website. I w

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Jacquelyn July 15, 2013 at 8:30 am

Thank you Lord for your words. I have had a very trying time this past week, to the point I am sick at the stomach. I’ve prayed with a few of these scriptures this week. I will continue to keep my heart and mind guarded with the WORD!!

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Brenda July 16, 2013 at 3:39 am

I’m praying for you.

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Kim August 9, 2013 at 7:04 am

I run a daycare out of my home. Landlord is wanting to now sell the house and I have to move. I’ve been fortunate enough to find a home, but can’t move in for almost 60 days. Landlord might kick me out sooner. If that happens, I could lose my business, my animals and have no where to go. I am trying to stay strong and turn it all over to GOD, but it’s so hard. I’m scared and worried. Please pray for my situation. My daughter is also losing her home as well (same Landlord)

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Kim August 9, 2013 at 7:04 am

I run a daycare out of my home. Landlord is wanting to now sell the house and I have to move. I’ve been fortunate enough to find a home, but can’t move in for almost 60 days. Landlord might kick me out sooner. If that happens, I could lose my business, my animals and have no where to go. I am trying to stay strong and turn it all over to GOD, but it’s so hard. I’m scared and worried. Please pray for my situation. My daughter is also losing her home as well (same Landlord)

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Jack Wellman August 9, 2013 at 8:29 pm

Kim, I will pray and also beg others who are on this comment thread who get notifications for comments to pray for Kim that God will send her help quickly and that we pray in the Strong Name of Jesus Christ that His Name be glorified…amen.

I truly am sorry Kim. Please read Psalm 37 and 103 for now and perhaps God will reassure you with the power that is found in His Word.

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Rachel August 11, 2013 at 6:37 am

These verses are so comforting! I was beginning to be overwhelmed by starting my senior year in a few days and these brought peace to my soul. I need to focus more on the love of God and not what my future plans are! I pray I can be filled with Him the entire year and on into my future life.

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Ronda September 1, 2013 at 3:39 am

Mr. Jack, thank you for the bible verses. I can’t sleep, praying against the panic & anxiety attacks that keep coming upon me. Much heaviness is upon me. The powerful bible verses help calm me. Thank you so much for taking the time to share Gods word in Jesus name.

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Nicholas January 16, 2014 at 4:49 am

my wife wanted to see a site too about aniexty and worry so i will send this to her and maybe she can read what has been said , questions , answered questions , and ask some of her own , thanks-you so much for this site , Nicholas

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