bible verses for stress list

Bible Verses on Stress

Inside: Bible Verses on Stress. Are you feeling overwhelmed with stress right now as our world sways in uncertainty? Are you looking for a list of bible verses for stress and worry? Check out my list of 30 bible verses for stress below (FREE PRINTABLE).

Most of you know my story. I don’t write about fairy tales and rainbows. I feel like I’ve been to hell and back and stress can be a constant shadow in my life. It can threaten to choke the breathe in my lungs and steal my sunshine.

I usually write how to cling to Jesus during hard life trials. I want to always remind you and myself that God’s word is the anchor to our souls. Hebrews 6:19

I cling to these bible verses for stress and anxiety! They help me focus on God’s calming love and His promises. That’s the only way I know how to describe our walk with God when stressed or in a hard season of life; it must be focused.

We have to pause in the chaos and refocus on Christ.

We pause, pray and plan.

Pause – Stop in the overwhelm. Stop in the stress. Stop in the emotional overload. Stop in the worry.

Pray – Pray!! And then Pray again! Ask God to help you deal with the current circumstances in a healthy way that bring Him glory. Read your bible and pray again.

Plan – What is the next thing you can do to bring a calmness to your heart and mind? Go for a walk, drink cold water, listen to some happy music, read the bible, pray, journal, do something creative, or talk with a friend?

What Does God Say About Stress and Anxiety

I know some of your stories too. I get your messages and cry with you in your heartache. I pray for each of you that message me.

Stress comes. It can sneak up on you like a lion on its hunt for something to devour. Or come slowly in like a giant wave at sea and there is nothing you can do but watch it come in crashing.

“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8

Stress, in small doses, may be good to keep us motivated and perform better. But in high doses, it can wreak havoc on our minds, bodies, and spirits. 

Some of the effects of chronic stress are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety (bible verses for anxiety)
  • Sleep Problems
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Skin Problems
  • Digestive Problems
  • Weight Problems
  • Pain of Any Kind
  • Heart Problems
  • Thinking/Memory Problems 

I’m a single mom of two kiddos, I homeschool them and work full time! What stresses me? Finances, the deep hurt I’m still healing from and balancing it all stresses me out!! 

What’s going on in our world right now stresses me!

I went from being a frantic hot mess to being a God is in control – less of a frantic hot mess. LOL

How? God’s word.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

Bible Verses on Stress

When I start to feel the stress rising, I’ve learned to immediately hit God’s word up for bible verses and scripture passages to speak over my current situation. 

The encouragement of God’s truth is something we can find peaceful security in.

Reminding ourself of who we are in Christ really helps us in our everyday lives!

I don’t wallow in self pity, crying and whining for hours, allowing the enemy to overwhelm my thoughts and my heart with suffocating negativity. (Been there, done that, it doesn’t help anything) Taking control over our thought life, with God’s help, is vital! 

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

Hebrews 4:12

Bible Verses About Worry And Stress

How do you control your thought life and ease the stress levels in your life?

With God’s word! Hebrews tells us that God’s word is alive and active. It penetrates into the soul and spirit. 

That’s why I love LOVE scripture writing so much! God’s word, spoken and written, over our lives has power that can break the chains that bind us! God’s word will renew, restore and redeem us! 

Grab my list of Bible Verses for Stress below.

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Bible Verses for Stress Relief

These bible verses will bring peace and comfort, help lower your stress levels and bring you closer to Christ as you read them, study them and memorize them – allow God’s word to soak deep into your heart. 

Remember that with any hard season in life, DO NOT GIVE UP

Printable: Bible Verses for Stress


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Prayer for Stress Relief

A Prayer for Stress – Dear Heavenly Father, be with me as I walk through this. Give me your peace of mind and calm my troubled heart. My soul is like a turbulent sea. I am concerned about what is happening in my life and in this world. I can’t seem to find my balance so I stumble and worry constantly. Give me the strength and clarity of mind to find my purpose in today and walk the path you’ve laid out for me. In Jesus name I pray, Amen!

prayer for stress

WE are in this together,

Starla from Coffee with Starla

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4 thoughts on “Bible Verses on Stress”

  1. We all have stress in many forms, every day, some kind of stress. What a
    most important and beautiful way to cope, prayer with scripture is listening
    to GOD’S loving wisdom! HE accepts our burden every time!

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