15 Bible Verses to Overcome Anxiety Embrace God's Peace

15 Bible Verses to Overcome Anxiety Embrace God's Peace


15 Bible Verses about Anxiety (Learn to calm it from God, Click here)

In the face of unemployment, high cost of living, diseases, among other life's turbulences, anxiety is a major concern.

While in the past most people struggling with anxiety kept to themselves, the good news is that many persons have decided to open up about their struggles with this problem.

God is concerned about every aspect of our lives, including our mental health and by reading His scriptures, you can find strength and healing as you claim His promises.

Be encouraged by these comforting bible verses as you lean on God’s strength in dealing with any troubling thoughts.


How does God help us with Anxiety?

There’s nothing that we experience in life that escapes our heavenly Father's knowledge. God is always available to help us during tough times and He is interested in our wholistic health and development.

When we read the word of God, we find the assurance of His love embedded therein. He has provided many assurances in His words to remind us of His constant presence and we can also seek Him through meditation and prayer.

John 16:33 images pictures quotes

“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.

God knows that we will encounter stressful situations in this world but He has given us the assurance that through His victory, we also can overcome anxiety and live in peace.

Bible verses about Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression can be eradicated by reading and believing in God’s words.

Here are some bible verses about anxiety and depression which will provide you with perfect peace and assurance of God’s unfailing love and care:

Psalm 94:19 images pictures quotes

1. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. Psalm 94:19

When his heart was overwhelmed and he was tormented by the spirit of fear, David expressed his confidence in God, knowing that He will restore his peace and happiness.

Anxiety can bring many doubts and fears, but the Lord of peace is able to give you His everlasting joy when you seek and trust in Him.

In the face of terror, consolation is the heritage of the servants of the Lord.

Proverbs 12:25 images pictures quotes

2. Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. Proverbs 12:25

There is nothing as comforting as an encouraging word in times of sadness and despair.

Kind words are like medicine to man's heart, and those who seek to encourage others in their period of anxiety and depression are fulfilling God’s divine mandate in touching the lives of others in a positive way so that they can be restored to their former state of peace and happiness.

Like a glass of cold water on a summer day refreshes a person, the mighty hand of God and His good word soothe the heart to grant you sure joy.

Matthew 6:34 images pictures quotes

3. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34

The uncertainties of life always get to us, leading to constant worrying about how tomorrow will be. One of the best ways to cope with anxiety is to live in the present moment.

Jesus reminds us that we should not spend much of our time focusing on the things in the future, but rather to trust Him to give us our daily provisions.

Romans 8:38-39 images pictures quotes

4. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39

Paul is resolute in his decision to hold strongly to God regardless of the situation that may confront him.

The apostle Paul endured a lot of pain and turmoil in his life including imprisonment and was also shipwrecked.

As a result of these experiences, he could’ve sunk into depression, yet he places his full confidence in God, knowing that none of the experiences, not even the powers of hell, would cause him to be separated from God.

In times of depression and anxiety, it is always important to stay under the protection and guidance of God. He is an ever-present help in difficult times.

1 Peter 5:7 images pictures quotes

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

The encumbrances of life can threaten our peace but it is so good to know that we can cast all our cares on God – our family cares, health cares, relationship cares; Paul reminds us that God still cares.

You can give to God every burden that seeks to depress or make you anxious, God is waiting to relieve you and grant you His love, joy and peace.

Proverbs 3:5-6 images pictures quotes

6. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

Anxiety and depression do not have to consume us as Paul reminds us that when we place our trust in God and rely on His promises, then we can find a place of peace.

There’s nothing we can accomplish in our own strength and when we submit to God’s mighty hand, He will always guide us on a path of safety and restoration.

Jeremiah 29:11 images pictures quotes

7. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

In God’s message to the children of Israel, He reminded them that even though they would be in exile under the Babylonian empire, He was still in control of their lives.

Their future was in God’s hands and all that they were going through was not permanent as He held their best interests at heart.

The situations that confront us may be daunting, but God will calm our fears and protect us from the enemy’s attacks.

God knows what’s ahead of each of us and He has great plans for your future. You can relax and trust in His divine plans.

Bible Verses about Panic and Anxiety

Panic and anxiety can be debilitating, not just to your mental health but also your physical health.

Here are some bible verses that will help you to cope through difficult circumstances:

Matthew 14:30-32 images pictures quotes

8. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith, ”he said, “why did you doubt?”  And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Matthew 14:30-32

The disciples were in the boat one night when they were confronted by a boisterous storm.

They were very afraid and Jesus later appeared on the water and asked Peter to step out on the water.

Peter walked on the water but the minute he took his eyes off Jesus, He began to panic and sink.

When we keep our eyes on Christ, we can always trust Him to gently lead us on this journey of life.

Focus on God’s word and allow Him to guard your life as He gently guides you through life’s storms.

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9. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

As Joshua prepares to embark on his new leadership role having succeeded Moses, he got the assurance from God that He will also be with him just like he was with Moses.

We too can trust in God’s divine plan and ability to always be with us to provide us with wisdom and guidance to fulfil His perfect will.

You too can live a courageous life as you seek to find comfort in God.

He will be with you wherever you go, so trust Him and you will reap the rewards of His goodness.

Bible verses about Anxiety and Fear

God wants His children to live in peace and contentment. In His goodness and sovereignty, His desire to relieve His children of anything that will prevent them from living a life of fulfilment. Here are some bible verses that will help you to cope with anxiety and fear:

Psalm 23:4 images pictures quotes

10. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

The valley experience may be filled with many doubts, fears, afflictions or even the threat of death but here David reminds us of his trust in God who has the ability to calm the mind and grant him peace and comfort. Life here on earth may be daunting at times as a result of the many vicissitudes of life, but we can always trust in the Shepherd’s leading.

Psalms 27:1 images pictures quotes

11. The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? Psalms 27:1

God is our light in our dark times and when we are consumed in fear and insecurities, He will always be there to provide a path of safety.

You do not have to live with the discomfort of having constant fear when you learn to trust God and allow him to protect you like a loving Father.

There is healing (perfect peace) in God’s word and you too can access that healing.

Isaiah 41:10 images pictures quotes

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

The term “Fear Not” has been discovered to be the most repeated words in the bible.

God knows we would need this reminder and just as He had reassured the Israelites by reminding them that He was the one who called them and would take care of them, He is sending us the same message to.

Yes, there are many events in life which will arouse fear in us but God is faithful and amidst all the threats, everything will work in His favour to bring Him glory in due time.

Bible verses to Calm Anxiety

God will always provide a safe haven to those who diligently seek and trust in Him. Here are some bible verses which will help to calm anxiety:

Psalms 16:11 images pictures quotes

13. You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Psalms 16:11

When we abide in God’s presence, we can be confident in His power to grant us unspeakable joy. God wants to fill your heart with gladness, you are not alone and His powerful hands of perfect love will carry you daily.

This verse not only strengthens us in this life but also reminds us of the hope of entry into the kingdom of God.

Exercise your faith and trust in Him and you will experience His pleasures here on earth and in the life to come.

Psalms 46:10 images pictures quotes

14. He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations,I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalms 46:10

Shaking hands, heart racing, palms sweating, cloudy thoughts. Yes, sometimes it is so hard to experience stillness.

Trust in the divine sedative found in God’s word and experience the peace and tranquility that He alone can give.

Pray to God in faith and ask Him to help you to fix your eyes totally on Him. God wants to calm your trembling heart and set you free.

Do not be anxious, you need only to Be Still and rely on the power of the Holy Spirit to experience peace.

Luke 12:22-24 images pictures quotes

15. Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear.For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.  Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Luke 12:22-24

As Jesus spoke to His disciples who were apprehensive about their future, He paused to remind them of His providential care of the things of nature.

The birds are fed each day without the exertion of great effort; the lilies of the field thrive under the mighty hands of God’s amazing providence.

As a human created in the image of God, you are more important to God than the birds and plantsYou are blessed to be on this earth and if God has given you this precious gift of life, then He has the ability to sustain you in the shelter of the Most High.

Fear, panic, depression and anxiety do not have to control you. God wants to set you free and place you on a path to wholeness, peace and tranquility.

There’s nothing too hard for the Lord to do and that includes the restoration of your peace and well-being.

Spend time reading God’s word and allow Him to impress upon your heart words of assurance and affirmation; talk to Him in prayer and meditate on Him.

If you are struggling with anxiety, the promises of God in the above scriptures and others should serve as a reminder that you are not forsaken.

Though the righteous fall seven times, the God of hope always ensures that he rises up.