There’s a battle out there called anxiety and it’s a very real battle. The lies we tell ourselves, the lies we accept and believe, and living for tomorrow are all part of the problem. The enemy wants us to live in worry and fear. He wants nothing more than to take our minds. You see, if he can accomplish this, then he can take everything else.
With anxiety running rampant these days, the best way to tackle this problem is to turn to God. In the pursuit to help myself and others, I have found some bible verses that speak refreshing truths we desperately need to hear. Replacing the lies with God’s truth is how I fight my battles and how we should all be fighting.
Here are some of my favorite verses that have pulled me out of the pit on several occasions. God has provided practical truths for our daily lives. That’s the kind of love God has for me and for you! He wants us to not only read these promises, but to live by them. Read them aloud and let them sink in. Allow God to be the King of your heart. I promise his words will help you! I know on many days, it has saved me.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you or forsake you. (Deuteronomy 31:6)
But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the one who lifts my head high. I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain. (Psalm 3: 3,4)
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (Psalm 139: 23, 24)
I remain confident in this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. (Psalm 27: 13,14)
Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34)
When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me. (Psalm 86:7)
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. (Philippians 4:6,7)
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter5:7)
But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” (Matthew 14: 27)
I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand I will not be shaken.(Psalm 16: 8)
Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord; may your love and faithfulness always protect me. (Psalm 40: 11)
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
(Isaiah 60: 1)
Even though I walk through the valley, I will fear no evil for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4)
The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27: 1)