Friday, October 2, 2015

7 Bible Verses to Ease Anxiety

Hey y'all! Sorry for the silence over the past week- I was out of town at a work conference and picked up a little bit of a bug. I'm still recovering and sure am thankful for the weekend! I've had a ton going on lately, and have been on quite the emotional roller coaster this year. I'll spare you many of the details, but one of the biggest things that has beat me down this year has been the resurfacing of my struggle with anxiety. I've always been an anxious person. Ever since I can remember, I've worried about something. I don't look back unhappily on my experience growing up, but I have wondered what could have become of me if I worried about fewer (or maybe just different) things. I know that I have let fear and worry hold me back from potential life experiences- and that makes me sad.

As I've gotten older, I've had all kinds of ups and downs with respect to the severity of my anxiety. I've experienced everything from everyday anxious feelings to landing myself in a hospital bed thanks to a severe panic attack. Unfortunately, I've had the latter occur multiples times in my life, with the most recent happening earlier this year while I was driving around town for work. Talk about scary! The bad times are really discouraging to me and make me feel like a slave to my anxiety/emotions.

One of the things that really helps me get through those tough times is my faith. I feel very blessed to be able to seek refuge in scripture and prayer. It doesn't make everything better but I know wholeheartedly that God sees me through. Regardless of whether you do or don't struggle with anxiety like I do, I wanted to share some of my favorite uplifting Bible verses for when I am feeling unsettled. I hope you enjoy!
7 Bible Verses to Ease Anxiety
Philippians 4:8. "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."

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."

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

Matthew 7:25-31. "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 life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they never toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'"

Philippians 4:6. "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."

Romans 15:13. "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."

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."

Do you have a favorite bible verse or quote that comforts you during difficult times? 

18 comments:

  1. Oh, I love Phillipines 4:6! It is so comforting and anxious times.
    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I am not religious but I do feel like these quotes can be helpful to anyone.
    Sometimes my anxiety gets the best of me too but I try to not let it interfere too much.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lilly's

    ReplyDelete
  3. Loving these. Those verses in Matthew are such a heavenly reminder of what's really important and who provides!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've had anxiety my whole life too! I remember all through junior high and high school I didn't understand that there were people who didn't walk around with that sinking feeling in their stomach. I am better at combatting anxiety now but I still fall into that feeling of impending doom more often than I would like. Thank you for sharing your source of inspiration for combatting anxiety <3

    ReplyDelete
  5. I can't tell you how much I needed this today! I had an anxiety attack a few hours ago and this really calmed me down. Thank you x

    Alessandra | blog.pumpup.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks! I really needed this blog! Great read.

    xoxo Dani

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love Proverbs 12:25. Thanks so much for putting these verses together! :)

    Savannah @ thealwaysblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love love love!! I have struggled a lot with anxiety in the past- it's definitely not fun. God always draws near to His children in their time of need, and these verses just prove that! <3

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Phil. 4:13 is my absolute fave!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Ahh, this was much needed after this long week - thank you!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Romans 15:13 is really speaking to me. Thanks!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. These are really great! And your post couldn't have come at a better time. My job was giving me so much anxiety and then out of no where I got laid off--I think this was God's way of easing my anxiety.

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is perfect for a lot of Christians who need help!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I need to tattoo these verse on my forehead!

    ReplyDelete

Have any thoughts on my post? Please share- I love hearing from my readers! Thanks for stopping by!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...