Do you struggle with anxiety and worry? You are not alone. These King James Version Bible verses provide the spiritual truths that can deliver you from emotional suffering.
Feelings of anxiety and worry can range from concern to fear to dread.
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While it is natural to have concerns about this life, Christians are called to live their lives by faith.
Worry is a red flag that you are not trusting God in the area of concern.
In truth, worry is a sin.
Anxiety is not simply an acceptable emotional state or a mental disorder.
It is a sin.
This fact does not challenge the reality of debilitating anxiety or lessen the effects of it. However, it does categorize it properly putting the problem squarely in the spiritual realm where God provides the remedy.
Anxiety and worry are real. So is the God Who can deliver you from it!
Satan uses the tools of worry and anxiety to harass the people of God.
Worry over things that “might” happen steals today’s joy and tomorrow’s strength. Most things that people worry about never happen.
Why waste your life worrying about the bad that could happen rather than rejoicing in the good that has happened? and will happen?
Scripture provides eternal truths that can liberate us from the bondage of chronic worry and debilitating fear.
The words anxiety and worry are not found in the King James Bible. However, variations of the old English words fret, care, and dismay are synonyms that unlock God’s Truth on the subject. Antonyms such as peace and rest are instructive also.
A true Christian can place His burdens on God Who protects and cares for His people.
Examine these powerful verses from God’s Word.
Bible Verses About Anxiety and Worry
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
“I sought the Lord, and he heard me, And delivered me from all my fears.”
“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”
“When I said, My foot slippeth; Thy mercy, O Lord, held me up. ”
“In the multitude of my thoughts within me Thy comforts delight my soul.”
“It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, To eat the bread of sorrows: For so he giveth his beloved sleep.”
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; And lean not unto thine own understanding.”
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on thee: Because he trusteth in thee.”
“Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: Behold, your God will come with vengeance, Even God with a recompence; He will come and save you.”
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: Be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; Yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
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“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”
“And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.”
“And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? ”
“If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?“
“And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.”
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”
“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.”
2 Timothy 1:7
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
2 Timothy 2:4
“No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”
1 Peter 5:7
“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
1 John 4:18
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”
God gave us a healthy amount of concern and awareness of the needs of life. Nevertheless, the Devil uses anxiety and worry to torment people.
Choose to live by faith today.
Recognize that worry is a sin. Anxiety is a warning that you are not trusting God in the area of concern.
Recommit the worry to God by casting your care upon Him. Leave the burden in His hands. He is in control.
Even though you can’t see how it will turn out, God already has a solution on the way!
If you are still breathing, God isn’t done with you yet. He has good things in store for you.
Follow the inspired advice of the Apostle Peter in his first epistle. Surrender your life to God. Trust in Him. And if you suffer, commit it unto Him as a faithful Creator. Our Lord will see you through.