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!


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…


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


Anna April 7, 2019 at 9:51 pm

I started suffered from anxiety way back I was in College. From then on, I’m always afraid of the unknown. I can’t travel myself alone, I always feel afraid and sick if I have job interviews and so forth… been reading a lot of articles how to fight with it. I am a believer and there’s nothing and no one can help us big time except our Lord Jesus Christ. He truly love and cares for us. We just have to seek HIM with all our hearts. I’m a work on progress with my anxiety. I am focusing on the Happy Thoughts and words of encouragement from the Bible every time anxiety strikes me. Our Emotions affects ours Motions. So I have to focus on the good side always every time how hard it seem sometimes to deal with my anxious thoughts. I just hope and pray you are feeling better. God bless you.


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.


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.


chelsea alexis February 10, 2017 at 7:00 am

For thirteen years i have been depressed and my father left and i always believed that it was my fault. One day at the university i am currently attending there was a week of prayer program and the last day of the program the pastor asked is there anyone who wants to give their life to Jesus at first i was scared but one of my friends encouraged me to go and now I am a newly baptized christian ( thank you lord after giving my life to you a weight has been lifted i don’t feel depressed any more ) i am pursuing my degree at university my mother was furious and is still furious that i took this step to get baptized my mother has been throwing different hurtful comments at me and its really hurtful most of the time. Now at 21 my boyfriend and i have been together for a year now he is not a christian like myself he believes in God but he still goes out liming and drinking alcohol yesterday on Facebook i saw him comment on a girls half naked picture talking about if he could come over and she tell him he will have to jump through the window and all that but still he claims that he loves me. (Lord I will trust in you lord if this person is not for me lord You know whats best and lord help my mother to see that what i did was for the best you have come through for me in many ways before lord i will not give you up because you are worthy and you asked us to place our burdens on you) Amen.


Samuel February 19, 2017 at 1:50 pm

I understand that it may be very difficult to let go of someone you’ve been in a loving relationship with. You need to know that God loves you, He cares for you and he cares about every detail of your life. He knows what is best for you and he knows this guy more than you do. This guy was unfaithful to you (though he may not necessarily be a bad person). He may as well not be the best person to be your husband. You should be thankful this breakup happened sooner and not later after you’re married to him. The pain of divorce would be much greater and life altering.
Now you need to commit your life and your future relationship and marital future into the hands of God. Pray daily that God’s will, purpose and plan for your life would be fulfilled. Pray that God would bring the right or the best person into your life. That person who would be truthful and faithful to you. (Note that as a human being, that person may not be perfect). Pray that God would help you also To be a right person for that person (Why? Maybe you have some adjustments to make in your life and approach in relationships). Pray all these daily in Jesus name and remind God of his promises in the scriptures that this blessed man of God has shared with us.
I can very well assure you that God will answer your prayers accordingly. I am so sure because he did it for me. My story is similar to yours and I practised what I am telling you to do now. Today I’m happy I married the right person who has turned out to be so much of a blessing to my life.
God bless you.


Jack Wellman February 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Great words of encouragement and truth my friend. Thank you Samuel. What a kind thing to do and may God richly bless you for trying to be a Barnabas to this person. Well done.


Edna Davidsen March 27, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Hi Josh Wiley,

Just wanted to thank you for this article.

I’ve used it as a part of my blog.

You can see it here if you like:

God bless!
Edna Davidsen


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Kathleen June 30, 2017 at 1:59 pm

A week ago my husband went home to Our Lord. I am worried that when the hospital bills start coming in I won’t have enough finances to pay them and have money left over to live off of. I had to purchase medical equipment which was very costly and now I am trying to sell it to cover the balance of monies due. I really try to let go of all this worry I raise it up to Our Lord for help.Amen


Jack Wellman June 30, 2017 at 2:24 pm

Praying for you Kathleen.


Gracie August 8, 2017 at 1:16 pm

Recently my husband was sent to prison for help an abused child just by communicating with the child…. he had never done anything wrong in his life. I was as devastated as he was but during the process God intervened. W e are doing much better . We correspond whenever he gets the chance…my son and I send him letters every week. We all have learned to TRUST God in the situation. It is in these times that we ‘come to ‘ ourselves and know that God will see us through. Keep trusting. If God be for us, who can be against us.Psa46:10 SAYS be still and know that God is God….. AND I have also learned that praise is a weapon no matter how we feel. Surrender all. Sometimes this is the only way he is able to get our attention, as we are so busy doing us. Pray- it changes things.


Lee August 12, 2017 at 2:16 pm

Be sure and check with the hospital most of them have dowry’s that will cover bills if you cant. I am so sorry to hear about your loss.


Zuarika Hart August 31, 2017 at 7:38 am

I was looking up scriptures to read about worry and peace, and came across this article and I am so glad I did. Reading all the scriptures provided and the comments, truly helped me. I started out crying and I struggled to read. But as I kept reading my tears began to fade away. I thank God for his word, and his promise. I know that this us just a test and it to shall pass. I have been reminded that in all I go through God is still here even when I feel alone he is still in the midst of it all. Thanks for sharing, it truly encouraged me!!!!


Jack Wellman August 31, 2017 at 1:32 pm

I agree. Josh did a great job on this.


Autumn January 10, 2018 at 12:08 am

I feel as though God led me here tonight and for good reason. Tomorrow I will endure a custody battle with my ex-husband over our two beautiful daughters. Since I gave myself to the Lord, I have also gave him my worry and let him take charge of this very situation. I have to say, after 2+yrs of being weighed down and torn apart emotionally with all of the worry and anxiety of the “what if’s” he has shown me that I can handle anything with him by my side! I no longer fear, worry, or get anxious. I trusted in God and he continues to lead me each and everyday. God will always be here, he will never turn away or leave us astray✝️


Faith April 13, 2018 at 5:35 pm

Hey I am faith I live in Wales I was looking for stuff to help me stop worrying about all sorts of thing I came up with this amazing website and the artical is spot on but I’m a bit young I’m between 10 and 13 years old and I’m a Christian I read some of the scriptures they made me think tho some where about alcohol the rest where good and helpful most of these people are from the u.s.a that was a bit random of me two say but god really help d me out when I was little he still does I have a hole in my heart when I was a baby but he heald it thank I lord also I had night horrors nearly every night we had to get the vicer/prist to come other really leight at night and pray about 30 20minutes after I some up it was horrible but god is a good father and blessed me my night horrors went he’s amazing and real god bless u all xxx


Dr Loden Rogers May 27, 2018 at 7:10 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.thanks for sharing for such interesting


Maureen Harrison December 2, 2018 at 2:48 am

Coming to this website has really put me at ease about worrying and other things that cause our demise. I am encouraged and lifted by everybody’s words.


paul kush March 1, 2019 at 3:24 am

i love it,totaly the truth


Chris March 19, 2019 at 1:44 am

I am a Catholic priest. As I am dealing with stressful people your writings are a great help for me to help them. God bless you.


Mark June 6, 2020 at 3:37 pm

Like!! Thank you for publishing this awesome article.


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