Life is hard, right? So today I’m sharing 10 Bible Verses to Calm Your Nerves when your anxiety is more than you can handle.
Some days, it’s all we can do to get through it, and when another trial stops us in our tracks, it’s enough to make us want to crawl in bed, pull the covers over our head and shut out the world. (Or is that just me?)
In times like this, I’ve discovered the only way to keep me from falling into a heap on the floor is to lean into God and His promises for my life.
Although we have the Bible right in our back pocket with our favorite Bible Apps, I’ve found that writing out my favorite verses will calm my anxious mind and renew my spirit like nothing else can.
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calm your anxiety with scripture
Our days are busy and often contain a lot of stress and pain! (That’s putting it mildly!)
The kids are running around, constantly assaulting us with a long list of needs. The laundry is piled high and no sooner do you get two loads done, you turn around to find the dirty pile has doubled…again!
Maybe the ever-growing stack of bills has become a mountain to high to scale. Perhaps you have no idea how you’re going to buy groceries this week, let alone, make the car payment. Maybe you’re fielding daily calls from the debt collectors.
Or maybe you have a relationship that’s causing you more pain than peace.
You spend your weeks putting out one fire after another, and overcoming your circumstances seems impossible when you’re on the bottom of that valley floor just trying to survive.
In times like this, when all I want to do is shut out the world for a few hours, I pull out my favorite bible verses to calm my anxious mind.
This helps me find renewal in God’s promise that He has it all under control. It allows me to take a breath and remember that most of the time, my fears are unfounded.
It keeps me grounded in God’s truth rather than allow myself to spiral out of control in my feelings (a.k.a. Satan’s lies). Because though it’s taken me a while to learn, I now know that feelings are not facts.
Feelings are not facts. Abby Rike-Rockenbaugh
Before I share my favorite bible verses to help calm your nerves, hop on over to our Free Community Library and download our Blank Scripture Cards so you can keep these calming verses close for those times your fears get the best of you.
10 Bible Verses to calm your nerves
Now that you have your blank scripture cards, write down the following verses and put them wherever you need.
Tape them to your fridge, bathroom mirror, the dash of your car, your desk at work or tuck them in your pocket so you can pull them out quickly.
So let’s overcome your fears with scripture, shall we?
- Never worry about anything. But in every situation let God know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks. 7 Then God’s peace, which goes beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your thoughts and emotions through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 GW
- For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NLT
- Do not yield to fear, for I am always near. Never turn your gaze from me, for I am your faithful God. I will infuse you with my strength and help you in every situation. I will hold you firmly with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10 TPT
- I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. 5 Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. Psalm 34:4-5 NLT
- Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. 6 In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 AMPC
- And which of you by being overly anxious and troubled with cares can add a cubit to his stature or a moment [unit] of time to his age [the length of his life]? 26 If then you are not able to do such a little thing as that, why are you anxious and troubled with cares about the rest? Luke 12:25-26 AMPC
- “Come to me, all who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. 29 Place my yoke over your shoulders, and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble. Then you will find rest for yourselves 30 because my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 GW
- Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27 NIV
- The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. 2 He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. 3 He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. 4 Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. Psalm 23:1-4 NLT
- Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail). Psalm 55:22 AMPC
Scripture study to calm your fears
I believe (because I’ve seen firsthand what it can do) that it’s not just enough to know Bible verses to help you overcome your fears and worry. You must also understand what each verse is teaching you.
How many times have you heard a particular verse and didn’t really understand what it meant or how it was relevant to your circumstances?
Knowing scripture and feeling it are two different things, aren’t they? You can’t begin to feel that peace and trust God’s truth until you fully understand what scripture means.
A scripture study may sound daunting, but it’s the easiest, most powerful way to understand the Bible.
You simply take a Bible verse, write it down in your favorite translation, and then go to your favorite Bible App and write the same verse in multiple translations.
The next thing you can do is take key words within the verse and look up the definition. Yep, even the words you already know. This will further your understanding of each verse.
Let me just tell you, using different translations completely blows the roof off your understanding of the Bible!
If you need a little help getting started, I’d love for you to join our Free 30-Day Hope & Faith Scripture Challenge. It’s super easy and only takes a few minutes each day. Because let’s face it, we could all use easy!
Hop on over and join me for the Hope & Faith Challenge!
Do you have a favorite verse you like to meditate on to help you calm your nerves? Be sure to comment below and share it with me!
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Until next time, my friend…
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