What comforting psalms do you turn to in order to calm your anxiety? Embracing these 10 psalms will equip and encourage your heart and bring healing to your soul.
When you’re faced with a situation that causes your heart to be filled with anxiety, it is easy to be filled with confusion as to where to turn. That is why it is good to have an arsenal of psalms that will bring comforting to every fiber in your body.
Anxiety and stress intertwine their vicious fingers around your soul. A bad situation in your life can cause you to worry which if left unchecked can end up in physical health issues that harm the body.
That is why you need to turn to God for His comforting care over you.
. . . casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
Worry and anxiety are actually a sin but one we tend to excuse and accept. I get that!
In accepting that it is OK to be filled with anxiety, we allow ourselves to continue worrying and the momentum builds until it wracks our body with poor health.
In realizing that anxiety is a sin, we are willing to turn to Jesus for the encouragement and help that we so desperately need. One reason why it is so important to have a collection of psalms that we go to is so that we start replacing our anxious thoughts and actions with the positivity that these psalms instill in our hearts.
Anxiety takes hold of our hearts when we stop believing that Jesus can be comforting and calming in our situation.
Ways You Experience Anxiety
- When you are sick!
You can claim Psalm 34:19 that says, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.” but there is a flip side to every promise in the Bible and we see that in Romans 5:3-5!
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5:3-5
- Fear of getting old!
- Uneasy about our death!
- Worries about becoming faithless!
- Concerns about finances!
- Anxious about things going wrong!
But I promised to share what psalms will be comforting when you need to calm your anxiety.
10 Comforting Psalms to Calm Anxiety
I would challenge you to write down the chapters below so that you are prepared next time you become anxious and need comforting from Jesus.
1. The LORD helps the troubled: Psalm 3
I cried aloud to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah. I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the Lord sustained me. Psalm 3:4-5
2. LORD gives safety to the faithful: Psalm 4
In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8
3. Song of confidence in God’s triumph over evil: Psalm 10
Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble;
You will prepare their heart;
You will cause Your ear to hear, Psalm 10:17
4. Delight directed declaration of faith: Psalm 27
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.
Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord! Psalm 27:13-14
5. Happiness when you trust in God: Psalm 34
The Lord redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned. Psalm 34:22
6. God is your refuge: Psalm 46
God is our refuge and strength, a very present[b] help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, Psalm 46:1-2
7. Psalm 48
For this is God,
Our God forever and ever;
He will be our guide
Even to death. Psalm 48:14
8. Praise for the LORD’s mercies: Psalm 103
Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from destruction,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Psalm 103:1-4
9. Thanksgiving and deliverance from death: Psalm 116
For you have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling;
I will walk before the Lord
in the land of the living. Psalm 116:8-9
10. God helps those who seek Him: Psalm 121
I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2
Those are ten psalms to get you started with comforting passages from your Bible. The list is endless and it was hard to choose the right Psalms to speak to your heart during times of distress.
What psalms speak to your heart bring comfort to your soul? Share them in the comments to encourage all who read this after you!
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