While the cause of anxiety isn’t the same for everyone, I find I’m not the only one who goes through seasons where the stress of day to day life can start to overwhelm me. Whether it’s work, school, relationships, finances, or some other factor that seems to be gripping your emotions, you aren’t alone in feeling this way. The good news is we don’t have to deal with it alone either. God continually reminds us through the Bible that He is in control and we can cast all our anxieties on Him and He will fill us with His peace.
When you find yourself struggling with the what-ifs and stresses of life, here are four verses to pray over your current situation.
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:6-7 is probably one of the most quoted verses when it comes to anxiety but it is such a good reminder to take everything to God in prayer. It’s the greatest give and take relationship you’ll ever have… we give God our anxiety and stresses and in turn He fills us with His peace!
“The Lord gives His people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.”
Again here in Psalms we are reminded that God gives us His peace. We are also told that we have the strength of God in us, which means you can overcome whatever may be weighing you down.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.”
This verse in Proverbs always speaks to me when I’m feeling anxious because a lot of the time I will find myself trying to control the situation. It is a reminder that I need to give it to God and give up my control.
“And don’t be concerned about what to eat and what to drink. Don’t worry about such things. These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and He will give you everything you need.”
Anxiety stems from the what-ifs in life, however, in Luke we are reminded that as believers we should not concern ourselves with such worries because God is our provider.
Next time you have thoughts of anxiety that start to creep in, pray these verses over yourself and remember that your strength is found in God and not in yourself.
If you have an encouraging verse that you go to when feeling stressed and overwhelmed, please share it below!