18 Bible Verses for Anxiety and Meditation Through Tough Times

by winnell

Nobody alive is immune to anxiety or depression. ⁣Anxiety and depression is like the common cold and everyone you know is susceptible. That means you, yo mama, yo daddy, sister, brother, aunty, uncle, teacher, doctor and the list goes on. Anxiety doesn’t discriminate.

Some people are affected for a short time, but for many it’s a chronic battle. So many people are walking around with the weight of the world on their shoulders and “ faking the funk” as if it’s not too heavy to bear. ⁣Having those pent up feelings will only tear you up inside and cripple your growth in life. ⁣Sometimes you just need to cry. ⁣Sometimes you need therapy. ⁣Sometimes you need to just disconnect.

Prayer and Bible Verses For Anxiety

Many times you need to pray. ⁣Prayer is a powerful coping skill to combat the underlying fear associated with anxiety. Praying allows you to submit your troubles to God and put your Faith into Him to deliver a calm that only He can provide.

Many times you need to read your Bible. It may be incredibly helpful to meditate on bible verses and scriptures for anxiety. This can be performed by reading the scriptures repeatedly and trying to memorize it each time. Next, try reciting the scripture aloud. Next, reflect on the scripture and ask yourself what it reveals about God and His plan for your life. You should also ask what the bible verse reveals about you and pray for further understanding of the scripture.

I’ve experienced the worst anxiety of my life while in Medical School and I wouldn’t have made it this far without the Word. Because of that, I started a series on Instagram called Medicine and Miracles #medmiracles, so I hope you’ll have a chance to join in the conversation.

In the meantime, I have compiled 18 bible verses for anxiety for you below.

  1. God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalms 46:1 NIV

2. ”Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”” Matthew 11:28-30 NIV

3. “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 NIV

4. “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” Psalms 55:22 NIV

5. Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32 NIV

6. ““Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?” Matthew 6:25 NIV

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Bible Scriptures for Anxiety and Depression

7. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6 NIV

8. “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” Matthew 6:27 NIV

9. “The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.” “The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!” Matthew 8:27 NIV Matthew 8:25-26 NIV

10. “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” Psalms 94:19 NIV

11. “So then, banish anxiety from your heart and cast off the troubles of your body, for youth and vigor are meaningless.” Ecclesiastes 11:10 NIV

12. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NIV


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Scriptures on Anxiety

13. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 NIV

14. “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.”” Isaiah 12:2 NIV

15. “The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.” Romans 8:6 NIV

16. “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

17. “I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalms 16:8 NIV

18. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”” John 16:33 NIV

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