28 Bible Verses about Anxiety and Fear

The following Bible verses about anxiety and fear speak directly to each person no matter who they are, where they live or what occupation or station in life. Each one of us, at some time or another, have experienced fear and anxiety. This fear may not be only what is real but can also be what is perceived to be real.

Let's be honest with each other. Our times are filled with all forms of craziness where each aspect of life can quickly become filled with stress, anxiety and worry. Oftentimes, this "fear and anxiety" is of our own doing through our behaviours, actions or thoughts. At other times, we experience fear and anxiety through no fault of our own whether that be from the current COVID-19 pandemic, or wars started in lands once peaceful. At these times, it is only natural to feel helpless, to feel out of control, and to lose hope.

However, there are ways to move beyond, over and through these negative feelings of despair, fear and anxiety. For example, the Bible verses quoted below directly tell us how to respond to aspects of fear and anxiety in our life - these Bible verses come from God, our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Each verse, each thought, tells us to whom we should look to, who to count on, and who to embrace as we all face difficulties within our life.

May the following verses grant you peace!


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  1. For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
         2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)



  2. And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you? He requires only that you fear the Lord your God, and live in a way that pleases him, and love him and serve him with all your heart and soul. And you must always obey the Lord’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good. Look, the highest heavens and the earth and everything in it all belong to the Lord your God. Yet the Lord chose your ancestors as the objects of his love. And he chose you, their descendants, above all other nations, as is evident today. Therefore, change your hearts and stop being stubborn.
         Deuteronomy 10:12-16 (NLT)



  3. Therefore I say to you, do not worry 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?
         Matthew 6:25 (NKJV)



  4. Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on.
         Luke 12:22 (NKJV)



  5. Give your burdens to the Lord,
    and he will take care of you.
    He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.
    But you, O God, will send the wicked
    down to the pit of destruction...
         Psalm 55:22-23 (NLT)



  6. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
  7. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
         1 Peter 5:7 (NLT)



  8. Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
         Psalm 55:22 (NIV)



  9. Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
         Matthew 11:28 (NKJV)



  10. The Lord Is My Shepherd
    A Psalm of David
    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures.
    He leads me beside still waters.
    He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
    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.
    You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
    you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
    all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
         Psalm 23 (ESV)



  11. The Lord is my light and my salvation;
    I will fear no one.
    The Lord protects me from all danger;
    I will never be afraid.
         Psalm 27:1 (GNT)



  12.  Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
  13. Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
         Psalm 55:22 (HCSB)



  14. Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
         Deuteronomy 31:6 (AKJV)



  15. For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand;
    it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I will help you.”
    Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel!
    I will help you, says the Lord; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.
         Isaiah 41:13-14 (RSV)



  16. The Lord is with me. I will not be afraid of what man can do to me.
         Psalm 118:6 (NLV)



  17. The fear of man brings a snare,
    But one who trusts in the Lord will be protected.
         Proverbs 29:25 (NASB)



  18. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them.
         Psalm 34:7 (NASB)



  19. I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
  20. I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
         Psalm 34:4 (KJV)



  21. Do not fear [anything], for I am with you;
    Do not be afraid, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you;
    I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].
         Isaiah 41:10 (AMP)



  22. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.
         2 Timothy 1:7 (CSB)



  23. There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. So the one who fears is not complete in love.
         1 John 4:18 (CSB)



  24. Anxiety in a person’s heart weighs it down,
    But a good word makes it glad.
         Proverbs 12:25 (NASB)



  25. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
         Philippians 4:6 (NIV)



  26.  When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.
  27. When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.
         Psalm 56:3 (NASB)



  28. But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob,
    And He who formed you, O Israel:
    “Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
    I have called you by your name; You are Mine.
         Isaiah 43:1 (NKJV)



  29. You must not fear them, for the Lord your God Himself fights for you.
         Deuteronomy 3:22 (NKJV)



  30. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.
         Psalm 94:19



  31. Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
         Psalm 139:23



  32. When I saw him, I fell at his feet as if I were dead. But he laid his right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid! I am the First and the Last."
         Revelation 1:17 (NLT)

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God encourages us to be in fellowship with our fellow Jesus followers. This means that while some people may think they can go it alone, the better and more fulfilling way is to seek comfort, advice and prayer from our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. This fulfillment is available by attending a local church and becoming a steadfast seeker and doer. This mechanism not only provides the Godly manifestation of fellowship in Christ for you but will also give you the opportunity to provide meaningful and Godly fellowship and support to others.

As well, there is a constant companion, a constant reminder, and a constant message of strength and perseverance through the daily reading of your Bible. And, to read your Bible does not simply mean to read the word of God but it, more importantly, means to meditate, to think, to absorb the message that God is giving you. The Bible gives you words of truth that form your armor to combat the lies of the enemy, Satan.

With every fear, with every anxiety, you have a choice. Your choice is how to respond to ongoing hardships, challenges, and tribulations. You are NOT alone - God is always with you - lean on Him, embrace His love and care, renew daily your mind with truth to fend off all forces besieging you, and you will find the peace that transcends all understanding.

When you find a Bible verse either captioned below or others you find in the Bible that directly speaks to your feelings and needs, write it out, speak it out loud throughout your day, and share with others who are experiencing difficult challenges of fear and anxiety.

And, most important, we know how the story ends. We know that our life on Earth is only fleeting as we all look forward to our eternal home with God.


 

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