Bible Verses About Stress

Bible Verses About Stress

Melissa HendersonBy Melissa Henderson4 Minutes

Stress. Every person experiences stress at some point in life. Many people deal with stress on a daily basis, sometimes hourly, and other times moment to moment. Where do we go to find comfort and peace during those anxious times? What should our first action be when life becomes stressful? The answer is found in Scripture. Bible verses share ways to handle stress. Have you shared time with Him today? Have you given your stress to God?

The creations of God are more wonderful and unique than we could ever imagine. He created for six days and then rested on the seventh day. Scripture shows that God needed a time of rest and we need rest, too.

When our minds are filled with limitless “to-do” lists, we can become overwhelmed and stressed. When that stress takes over, sometimes poor choices and decisions are made. Going to God in prayer should be the first action when we are stressed. Seeking His comfort and peace is the beginning of healing the body, mind, and soul of stress.

10 Bibles Verses About Stress

These verses remind us to always seek the Lord.

  1. “Look to the Lord, and his strength: seek his face always” (1 Chronicles 16; NIV).
  2. “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Psalms 73:26; NIV).
  3. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7; NIV).
  4. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6; NIV).
  5. “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken” (Psalm 55:22; NIV).
  6. “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” (Matthew 6:27; NIV).
  7. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10; NIV).
  8. “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34; NIV).
  9. “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7 NIV).
  10. “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1 NIV).

As we read the Word of God, we can find comfort and peace. Scripture is given from Him and we can learn valuable lessons and gain wisdom each time we read the Bible.

Stress will come and stress will go. Rest in the Father and know you are not alone. You are His beloved creation and you are loved.

In His Name,

Melissa Henderson