Anxiety & Trusting God: A Guide To Finding Peace
How can we have peace in the midst of so much turmoil?
A popular phrase in the Bible is to “Be still and know that I am God.” This is an invitation for us to come into a place of rest. This is something that we all need, especially when anxiety takes over.
Anxiety is a powerful emotion that can lead to paralyzing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The worst part about anxiety is that it can be hard to trust God. We are our own worst enemies when it comes to the thoughts that arise when anxiety takes over.
But how do we know if what we are feeling is really from God? And how do we know if what we are thinking is the truth?
We need to be intentional in our prayer life and make time for reading Scripture. God knows us better than anyone else. He knows our heart and will provide guidance when needed most.
We are often anxious about our future, security, finances, relationships, etc. We feel like this uncertainty will never end and it’s driving us crazy. Though it may seem impossible at times, there are ways to get relief from these worries by finding peace with God through prayer.
Prayer is one of the most important methods of communication that someone can have with God. It is a great way to calm down and let go of anxiety.
Prayer allows us to release the things that weigh us down so we can rest in peace. Prayer also helps us grow closer to God and understand his plan for our lives.
Prayer does not provide a formula for dealing with anxiety, however, it should be the first step which is the most powerful step. Prayer can be used in conjunction with therapy, medication, and other interventions.
One way to pray is to read scripture or verse that speaks to your feelings of anxiety. The Bible contains many examples of people who experienced periods of deep anxiety and how they found peace through prayer.
Scriptures To Help With Anxiety
Scriptures about anxiety are not limited to only Christians. There are no shortage of verses in the Bible to help someone, anyone who struggles with this debilitating condition. These verses teach us how to deal with it, how to take care of ourselves, and how to live a life that is worth living even when we feel anxious.
This section will explore the Bible scriptures about anxiety.
If you are feeling anxious, here is a bible verse to help alleviate your anxiety. “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NIV
The New Testament is a wonderful source of encouragement and hope for those who struggle with anxiety.
1 John 4:16 NIV- “We know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”
1 John 3:18 NIV- “Children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”
Romans 8:6 NIV- ” The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.”
God gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
“The LORD upholds all who fall, And raises up all who are bowed down.” Psalm 145:14 NIV
The Bible is full of scriptures about anxiety. They have been around for a long time and they have helped people cope with their mental health conditions.
Some of the most popular verses about anxiety are found in:
1 Peter 5:7 NIV “ Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
Philippians 4:6-7 NIV- “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.”
Isaiah 26:3 NIV- “ You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”
These verses offer hope to those who suffer from anxiety and remind them that they are not alone in this world.
Many people are living with anxiety, which can be caused by many things like stress, past trauma, or other physical conditions.
2 Timothy 1:7 NIV says “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. This passage from the bible reminds readers that they have the power to overcome their fears.
Anxiety is a feeling that can be controlled by taking action.
It is important to take the time to speak with a professional about one’s mental health struggles so they can help you find ways to manage your stress levels.
The bible mentions a few scriptures about anxiety. It is important to know that these scriptures are not there to make one feel better or worse for their personal situation. In other words, it’s not a judgement call on anyone’s circumstance.
The idea is to be reminded of how it could help you to read these verses and speak them out loud.
Matthew 6:25-33 NIV “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? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
God is able to heal anxiety because he can give you peace of mind, comfort, and the knowledge that everything is going to be alright. Beyond that, God has also been known to change how people think about situations that cause anxiety.
Today, many people are struggling with anxiety. This can be caused by a variety of factors such as a lack of sleep, medical condition, or even the simple stress of daily life. However, God’s peace and comfort can help to alleviate those feelings.
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It is important to remember that God has been there for you before. He has never, and will never let you down.
What Bible scriptures help you overcome anxiety? We’d love to hear from you.