12 Uplifting Verses to Calm Worry and Anxiety

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Do you struggle with worry & anxiety? Find victory by putting on the whole armor of God with these 12 Bible verses.

You might be calm on the outside but do you have anxious thoughts constantly spinning around in your head?

It’s easy to get into the headspace where your thoughts are anxious much of the time.

When I was 15, my gramma was anxious that I would fall out of the upstairs window or porch. I didn’t understand why she worried so much as it seemed that her concerns were unfounded.

However, as I got older and had children of my own, I began to understand her fears. As parents, we always want to protect our children from any harm or danger.

But sometimes, no matter how much we try to control the environment and keep our children and loved ones safe around us, our anxious thoughts grow until they are out of control.

What Gives You Anxiety?

Are you anxious about your kids?

Do you have anxiety over your husband’s safety?

Are you anxious about paying the bills this month?

Do you have anxiety that if you have enough money this month, you won’t have enough next month?

Do you have anxiety over your success in your job or ministry?

Or that you won’t meet a deadline?

Are you anxious that you don’t fit in with other women?

On and on it goes as we fool ourselves into thinking that we don’t worry when in reality we do!

Before we go any further in learning how to calm your worry so it doesn’t turn into anxiety, let’s find out what the difference is between the two. There IS a difference, you know.

 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
Colossians 3:15 (NKJV)
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The Difference Between Worry & Anxiety

You might be wondering what the difference is between worry & anxiety. You might have thought they were interchangeable and basically the same.

Anxiety is an uneasy feeling of apprehension. That feeling of impending danger, doom, or misfortune.

I can become anxious when I ‘think’ my husband is tailgating. When I express my worries that we’ll have an accident, that is a perceived threat because there’s been no collision.

Anxiety is usually prompted by fear. It is not normal for someone standing by a fence, not to flinch when a bull boldly rushes by. Fear is a warning system that is built into our bodies where it is natural to react to danger. When there is a real danger it’s totally natural to fear.

On the other hand, worry is the thought pattern of anxiety. Thoughts influence your feelings and behavior.

That is why it is so important to get control of your worried thoughts by LETTING GO OF WORRY and allowing God to calm your anxiety.

These Bible verses are a very important aspect of letting go of your worry with the help of the Spirit.

12 Verses to Calm Your Worry & Anxiety

And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

Come to Me, all you 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.” Matthew 11:28-30

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Colossians 3:15

Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all. 2 Thessalonians 3:16

Cast your burden on the LordAnd He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22

Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,  casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 1 Peter 5:6-8

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:5-6

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. Psalm 56:3

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall a]direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

When fear is greater than real danger, worry becomes anxiety

Here are a few ways to ease your worry & anxiety:

  • Reading or memorizing these 12 verses!
  • Prayer!
  • Exercise!
  • Doing a puzzle!
  • Intentionally taking some deep breaths!

But . . .

There is nothing in this world that compares to committing these 12 verses to memory or putting them around your home to remind yourself about how God encourages you not to worry.

God doesn’t just command us to not fear but gives us verses that build a strong relationship with Him to help us stand firm against the adversary and not worry!

Did these 12 verses uplift your heart today? Do you have a verse or passage to add?

Are you living fearlessly because your hope is in God?

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