Anxiety is known as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Anxiety can be positive or negative, good or bad. It’s definitely safe to say that everyone at times feel anxious about something- some people more than others. I for one am someone who gets like “excited anxious”. I get really excited about something that it’s almost overwhelming and I literally have to tell myself to calm down. In the bible are TONS of bible verses about anxiety- and ways to deal with it. I’ve collected my 5 favs verses about anxiety here that always help me to take a chill when I know I need to. Enjoy!
“Be still & know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10
Simple & sweet, this verse simply tells us to be sure in the fact that at all times, no matter what is going on, God is always in control.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart & lean not on your own understanding.” – Proverbs 3:5
Proverbs 3:5 is one of those verses that many people grow up learning- it’s all over pinterest & quoted by many. The saying “lean not on your own understanding” is good to remember because it reminds us that we aren’t supposed to understand everything & that it’s perfectly normal to be confused about things sometimes.
“Do not be anxious in anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” – Philippians 4:6
The older I get, the more I learn about how important prayer is. Praying about anything and worrying about nothing is a good motto that is hard to live by. BUT- it’s always good to pray first & worry later.
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” – Matthew 6:34 (you should def read Matthew 6:25-34)
This verse is so amazing and relate-able, I definitely recommend reading the entire text! This text talks about all the things you could worry about, then goes to prove how there is no point to worrying about things and that God created life to be anything but worrisome.
“She is clothed in strength & dignity & she laughs without fear of the future.” – Proverbs 31:25
Proverbs 31:25 has always been my favorite (can you tell by the way its tattooed on my wrist?), for so many reasons. I love this verse for not only the simplicity, but also because the verbiage is something that I strive to live by. Laughing without fear of the future has become a life motto of mine and has allowed me to live happily each and every day knowing that my life has already planned.
The verses above always remind me to take a chill when I know I need to. Write them on sticky notes, or write them in a memo on your phone. Whatever you do, remember that although feeling anxious at times is completely normal, it is also an emotion that should be a reminder that God is always there for you!
Until next time!