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15 Bible Verses to Keep You Calm Among the Stress

Published by Daniel Brooks Moore on

Stress can come from anywhere, any time. Work, family, school, relationships. . . just about anything can be a source of anxiety in our daily lives, and everyone can agree it doesn’t feel good. Some may turn to medicine, therapy, meditation, and different ways to help ease their fears or stress during these tough times, but many pray to God and read the Bible to erase their anxiety. The word of God contains many Bible verses about stress that reminds readers the Lord is always watching over them, and if we just ask for help he is there to give it.

The best part about having God on our side is that he is always guiding us, every single day of the week and every hour of the day. Whenever we need a reminder that he is guiding us on the right path during a difficult time, crack open the Bible and read one of these Bible verses about managing stress. All of a sudden, your heart may feel a little lighter and your day might look a little brighter.

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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.”

The Good News: If you use prayer as a means for comfort, God will provide you with peace of mind. Be sure to thank him once your worries subside.

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Luke 12:25-26

“And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?”

The Good News: Does worrying add happiness or more time to your life? Most likely not, so spend your days praising the Lord and living your life to the fullest. Leave your anxiety up to God.

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Proverbs 3:4-6

“So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. 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.”

The Good News: Give your full heart and trust to God, and he will guide you on the right path in any difficult situation. He will not steer you wrong.

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Psalm 94:19

“When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.”

The Good News: Whether you or someone you know has many things burdening their soul currently, help them and ask God to help them. A prayer or comforting hand will ease their stress, and in the future they may return the favor during your time of worry. 

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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.”

The Good News: We must accept that in life we will have hardships, times of weakness, and hurt. If we give all of those moments up to God, we will feel strength and love.

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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.”

The Good News: The journey we are going through may be long and hard, but we will find rest in God’s loving arms at the end.

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Psalm 55:22

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”

The Good News: Leave all of your worries and anxiety with the Lord. He will ease your burden and lighten your load of stress whenever you ask.

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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.”

The Good News: Remain humble and grateful of God’s graciousness at all times, therefore he will be ready to love and take care of you whenever you need it most.

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Joshua 1:9

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

The Good News: With God’s love behind us, there is no need to be frightened in the face of stress or fear. With his great power, we can do anything.

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Proverbs 12:25

“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.”

The Good News: By reading God’s word and praying to him, we can lighten the stress weighing down our hearts and minds. 

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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.”

The Good News: We are never without the Lord or the Holy Spirit, who brings us peace each and every day. Even at our busiest and most difficult of times, God is watching over us.

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Psalm 34:4

“I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.”

The Good News: If you seek out the Lord in times of trouble, he will answer — even if it’s in ways you may not expect it.

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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.”

The Good News: Only God can provide us true peace of mind, so it’s important for us to put all of our faith in him and trust in him at all times.

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Psalm 23:4

“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.”

The Good News: Even in the darkest of times God will lead us to comfort and the light with his grace and guidance. 

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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.”

The Good News: The Bible tells us again and again that God will strengthen us, guide us, help us, and lead us to heaven with his love and grace. It doesn’t matter how many times we fall or fear, he will accept us no matter what.

(Source: Woman/s Day)


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