If you’re a worrier, you know that it’s not as easy as that.
Sometimes those worries just take hold of us and won’t let go. When that happens, one of the best things to do is pray.
We could follow the advice in Philippians 4:6-7 and pray with thanksgiving. Or we could just pray through some straight Scripture. Here are 20 helpful Bible verses to pray through when you’re worried:
Bible Verses for Worry
Psalm 27:1, 3 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? Though a host encamp against me, my heart will not fear; though war arise against me, in spite of this I shall be confident.
Psalm 27:5 For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock.
Psalm 27:13 I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Psalm 46: 1-2, 7 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; the Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold.
Psalm 61:1-2 Hear my cry, O God; give heed to my prayer. From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid. For the Lord God is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation.
Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose trust is the Lord.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.”
Jeremiah 32:27 Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?
Matthew 6:9-10 “Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.’ ”
Matthew 6:27 And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?
Matthew 6:33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Matthew 6:34 So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Matthew 10:28 Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Matthew 19:26 And looking at them Jesus said to them, “With people this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Romans 5:3-5 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:35–37 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written, for your sake we are being put to death all day long; we were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
Philippians 1:21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
Question: Do you have a favorite Bible verses for worry?