Bible Verses About Anxiety: 21 Scripture Quotes

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What is anxiety? Anxiety is that feeling that nothing is quite settled. Anxiety may present itself as worry about an impending event or situation. You may be apprehensive or overly concerned and even fearful. This thing, whatever it is, sticks in your mind and it begins to take over your life when left unchecked. It is not a place that anyone wants to be, but a place that is easy to get to when you are thinking on the wrong things. Take a look at these 21 Bible verses about anxiety.

Isaiah 41:10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Anxiety Can Be a Heavy Burden

Bible Verses About Anxiety

Fear not, for I am with you

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

Proverbs 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

The Lord is Available: Trust in Him

Psalms 34:4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

Psalms 37:5 Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.                                                                     

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.

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 5:6-7 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares 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?”

He is Strong when we are Weak; He will Meet our Needs

Psalms 94:19 When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

Romans 8:26-28 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. 27 And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. 28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

2 Corinthians 12:10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

He Gives Daily Bread; Don’t Borrow Tomorrow’s Concerns

Matthew 6:26 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?

Matthew 6:28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,

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.

Better Times are Coming

Romans 5:2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

2 Corinthians 4:17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison

James 5:11 Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

Revelation 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.


The Holy Bible, English Standard Version

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Boi April 30, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Dear Pamela

My life has been so bad financially I have received Jesus Christ as my saviour and I have faith that he is going to turn the things around. All is going to change. Please help me pray for my finances to be back and help me for God to guide me to use them wisely


edward June 17, 2016 at 3:52 am

Read the book of Malachi, Chapter 3, Verses 6 to 11. Begin to tithe to the church that you attend. The Lord promises to bless you. It is the Only time that He says to Test Him.


keofe May 16, 2013 at 5:31 pm

I recently gave my life to God and I truly believe he will make a way for me. The scriptures above really inspire me and give me peace beyond my understanding. Please pray for me that I can learn to trust him and not to ever worry about anything. Iam praying for a husband and a good paying job. Pray with me.
Thank you and God bless you


Magnolia May 6, 2014 at 8:26 pm

The Lord bless you, and keep you.
The Lord make His face to shine on you, and be gracious to you.
The Lord lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace.
Number 6:24-26


maureen May 30, 2013 at 6:08 am

I am a single mother with 4 dependants, as I am writting this mail I am crying I am in great financial disaster, please pray for my financial situation, i trust in Lord……….Thanks Pamela


gigi June 12, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I just wanted to say thank you!!

These beautiful verses have lifted my spirirts, I shall not let fear and anixety rule my life. With each passing day I feel a step closer to the almight lord jesus christ. In jesus name shall we all be blessed, we shall follow the path the lord jesus christ has set up for you.
Thank you so much!


CRAIG September 29, 2013 at 10:56 am

These are a great collection of uplifting verses. They have helped me feel better in my time of worry and need. Thanks to the person/people that took the time to compile them together.
Bless Up!


Unloved December 10, 2013 at 4:30 am

My in laws hate me for many reasons. They dominate me. I am heart broken. Please pray for me. I am so disturbed.


shamytwinsmom January 13, 2014 at 8:40 pm

I was so saddened for you and your situation. Please do not give up hope or despair. God NEVER allows things to happen He doesn’t have good in the end. I DO NOT know why God allows certain bad things in certain families but not without reason. God wants to use you in their lives somehow, definitely to show them Jesus. I hope you know Him as your Lord and Saviour. Pray for these “haters”, pray scripture over them, Gods Word will never return void. it may be days, weeks, even years but God will be working and we must have faith. It will be hard to wait on Gods timing, but boy is it PERFECT! HE HAS ALL OUR INTERESTS AT HEART!


Toni October 4, 2015 at 9:22 am

I just read this and I pray your situation has been resolved. God Loves You


Alexandra January 16, 2014 at 7:20 pm

I will just like to thank you. I am 15 and I have some problems in school when it comes to choosing subjects and I really want my science subjects but it’s like a competition in my school to see who will get the subjects and I was about to give up and near my breaking point but these bible verses really helped me and I put all my problems and worries into the hand of the Lord but I will like to thank you and tell you that you are truly a blessing


Barbara February 10, 2014 at 5:16 pm

I need help with be anxious about my dissertation process. I feel enough confidence in my writing. I am praying for the necessary resources and people to help through this and to give me encouragement.


David May 3, 2015 at 3:00 am

So much is going on which is causing fear and anxiety in my heart. I allowed distance between my Lord and myself, but it’s in these times he comes to you and reminds you he IS there. That’s why now Im here.


Jennifer September 1, 2015 at 6:25 am

Please pray for me God knows all bout me pray for peace and happiness in my life pray that this anxiety and fear goes away god love and grace cones thanks and have a great week god bless you all


Trena Brown February 3, 2016 at 9:01 pm

Iam having problems with my neck a lot of discomfort. Lot of pressure on my head and is causing a lot of anxiety. I have been cryig a lot.
I dont want my grandson to see or hear me. I prayto God that he will give me comfort and peace. I start theryp the 9 of feb .please pray that God will heal me.


Kevin Smith May 12, 2016 at 12:42 pm

These verses have been a blessing


JC August 11, 2016 at 1:14 pm

hi, ive been having really bad panic attacks where i just completely break down and its taking over my life im constantly in fear , these verses help give me comfort but i would really appreciate prayer


Carrie August 29, 2016 at 11:31 pm

I was in a near fatal car accident. Losing mobility and fitness was a big party if my life. I found myself filed with HATE for the drunken texting driving that permanently disabled me with an incomprehensible amount of pain. How do I forgive something of that magnitude? How do I accept. I’ve been lost since then. I think often times I wish He would have chosen me to come to paradise. But I’m still here?????


Dee August 30, 2016 at 6:54 am

I’m very anxious about my pregnancy as I’ve experienced a miscarriage last year due to fibroids and stress. I am now pregnant again, 7 weeks and my baby has a healthy heartbeat. I pray the Lord carries me and my baby full term, I pray all of my anxiety and depression leaves me and I give God full control of my pregnancy and mental health. Please pray for me that I carry my baby full term and will be able to let go of all this worry and anxiety. I pray for peace and good health. Amen.


Jason November 2, 2016 at 10:26 pm

I pray that God answers all of your prayers soon and that he always keeps love in your hearts. We all struggle with this world and in all of its complexities we should remember that God is always there.


Angel November 21, 2016 at 7:05 pm

I understand. I have gotten into financial trouble due to building a home that was built by a crooked contractor. I have used all my money in lawyers and now am so stressed about it I sometimes feel I can’t go on. Sometimes I feel God has turned his back on me but I pray everyday he will help me do the right thing so I can get back on track. Always remember God does hear our prayers and I know one day he will take this burden from my shoulders.


Belinda December 10, 2016 at 11:57 pm

I pray for you to have peace & joy as you continue each month of your pregnancy which leads to the beautiful and blessed birth of your baby. Thank you God for hearing our prayers even before we pray and for your Holy Spirit which gives us comfort.


Diane March 7, 2017 at 8:51 pm

Carie, You are still here because God said so. Let’s not argue with His will for you. I thank God for the opportunity you have to be a testimony to others, to show Jesus in response to what happened to you. Forgiveness is a process for all of us. When we think about how much we have been forgiven, it helps us to forgive others for their wrong against us. I hope you are at peace now since your post. Don’t let what happened to keep you stuck. Praise God and thank God for life and for everlasting life. Be blessed.


Jack Wellman March 7, 2017 at 9:15 pm

Thank you Diane. That was so encouraging.


Maddy April 23, 2017 at 10:00 pm

I suffer with fear of sickness I’m an OCD and it’s really bad every time I see a sick person I have a panic attack and I can’t handle it. Please pray for me and to find the way out of it and get more confident my disorder please God help me get closer to you through happy things not unhappy things I’m shaking and so worried God please help me I have severe anxiety now because of this and please Lord help me stop giving into un Christian things please give me the strength to stand up for my beliefs and say no to cussing and other things please give me peace tonight and no problems or sicknesss. Thank you. And once again please give me peace tonight and every night. Thank you God.


Jack Wellman April 23, 2017 at 10:02 pm

Please call your pastor and tell him and ask your church to pray for you as we are commanded to do (James 5:14) so as we need one another (Heb 10:24-25) and seek to do what Jesus commands us to do (Matt 25:34-39) as we do it to Him (Matt 25:40) or we do nothing for Him (Matt 25:41- and that’s not good (Matt 7:21-23).


Donna Rowden July 11, 2017 at 12:43 am

I’ve been going through a

divorce going on 2 and half years. I’ve been married for 38 years to a man that changed completely by having affairs. I found out and left him hoping counseling would help. He wanted no part of it! I have been in counseling since the beginning. It is finally coming to an end Monday the 17th. We are going to court. I have had full support from my church which helps. But, know that is this close (5) days away my anxiety is at an all time high. I’ve prayed for the Lord to give the strength and courage to get through this. Please pray for me. Reading these verses has help. I can’t sleep, eat all I seem to do is worry about something I have no control over. I know in my heart that God has a plan but my head want allow me to get past it. Please,please prayer for this stranger you don’t know to let Lord show me the way


Jack Wellman July 11, 2017 at 8:45 am

Hello Mrs. Rowden…prayers for you and for this court date.


Missy August 1, 2017 at 10:41 pm

I turned 52 today & for some reason, I had a horrible panic episode which then made my heart race & have some arrhythmias. I tried desperately to talk myself out of it. I prayed repeatedly. It has been many yrs since I had this happen. I do struggle off and on. I am so thankful I found this site. I, like many search for peace within our own bodies & minds. Grateful to land upon this site and its helpful words. Praying for us all.


freddie September 12, 2017 at 9:19 am

i am having a lot of anxiety and depression.i worry a lot im nervous all the time.i can’t sleep at night.please pray for me..thanks.. God bless us all


Bonita November 27, 2017 at 2:07 am

Please pray for me that God will keep me in perfect peace as my mind is stayed on him and that God will give me a good report from the dr. I pray for my sugar test to come back normal and for overall healing in my body that I sacrificed for God. I’m not perfect but I am faithful.


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