Bible Verses about Worry and How to Overcome Anxiety

The Bible has a lot to say about overcoming anxiety and worry in the Christian life.

Scripture contains many passages with healing words and verses for comfort that should encourage and inspire the person who seeks a place of refuge that help with anxiety.
It is our prayer at Unlocking the Bible that your faith is strengthened in the person of Jesus Christ, who is called the Prince of Peace.
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Here are several Christian quotes and bible verses about worry and anxiety:

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? Matthew 6:25-27

Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:34

When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. Matthew 10:19

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“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.Matthew 11:28-30

[Jesus speaking] 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. John 14:27

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31

Do not be anxious about anything, 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 your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” Hebrews 13:6

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

Say to those who have an anxious heart,
“Be strong; fear not!
Behold, your God
will come with vengeance,
with the recompense of God.
He will come and save you.”
Isaiah 35:4

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you. Isaiah 43:1-3

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10

Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22

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

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. Proverbs 3:5-6

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. Proverbs 12:25

Christian Quotes on Worry and Anxiety

Why worry when you can pray? Anonymous

The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety. George Muller

“Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths.” Charles H. Spurgeon

Fretting springs from a determination to get our own way! Oswald Chambers

It is of no use to say to men, “Let not your heart be troubled,” unless you finish the verse and say, “Believe in God, believe also in Christ.” Alexander MacLaren

Be not miserable about what may happen tomorrow. The same everlasting Father, who cares for you today, will care for you tomorrow. Francis de Sales

Anything big enough to occupy our minds is big enough to hang a prayer on. George MacDonald

Anxiety is not only a pain which we must ask God to assuage but also a weakness we must ask Him to pardon; for He’s told us to take no care for the morrow. C. S. Lewis

Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered in anything short of God and His will for us. Billy Graham

Don’t live a life that is consumed by worry. Don’t worry about things that you don’t control and cannot change. Live flat out for Christ and His kingdom. Go after righteousness with all that you have, and pursue this every day for the rest of your life. Leave tomorrow in the hands of God. Colin Smith

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