One of my favorite Bible verses about stress is, “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7) Life often presents us with stressful situations and it is easy to allow ourselves to succumb to fear, worry, and anxiety.
But thanks be to God – He is our Ultimate Source of peace, hope, strength, courage, and joy amidst trial. We can trust Him to supply all of our needs and calm our anxious hearts with His Spirit of peace, joy, hope, and love.
My hope and prayer is that these Bible verses about stress and scriptural promises will encourage your heart and help you to experience the true peace of Christ, which surpasses all understanding!
Lay Down Your Burdens
Before I share my 25 Bible verses for stress and anxiety, it is important to remember that many of our mental and emotional battles are caused by physical triggers. Research has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that eating a wholesome diet and avoiding harmful chemicals in our water and the air that we breathe can help stop stress and anxiety in its tracks. (1)
Sadly, finding these things is becoming increasingly challenging in our fallen world as toxic chemicals have overtaken our soil and atmosphere. In spite of our efforts (and great expense) to purchase essential products for a healthy home, we still get sick and God is here to bless you with His healing touch when you need it.
But sometimes we need to address the spiritual and emotional root causes of anxiety. This verse in Psalms says, “Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.” (Psalm 55:22)
It reminds me of how often the stress and anxiety we have in our life is something we place on ourselves. It becomes a burden. One we choose.
In these Bible verses about stress, one thing you’ll notice is the presence of the Lord. He’s always here for us able and willing to pick up our burdens. The question is, are you willing to let go?
Old Testament Verses
The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.
From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety, for you are my safe refuge.
When my anxious inner thoughts become overwhelming, your comfort encourages me.
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.
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.
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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.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
New Testament Verses
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.
In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
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.
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.
~1 Peter 5:7