What Does the Bible Say About Anxiety?
The content of this article is meant to speak to the general worries and anxieties caused by regular life situations. Mental illness is a struggle for Christians and non-Christians alike and should be treated by qualified mental health professionals.
Following Christ does not exempt us from the pain and struggle of everyday life. In fact, we may find our worry and anxiety amplified as we seek to meet the needs of those around us and take on their burdens. It’s easy to let the difficulties and unknowns of life overwhelm us. While our lives may never be free from worry, we can find hope in the promises God has given us through Scripture.
May these truths encourage and remind you of God’s presence in and plan for your life.
We can present our anxieties to God
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God (Philippians 4:6).
We can trust God despite fear
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you (Psalm 56:3).
God’s presence gives us joy
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy (Psalm 94:19).
God will care for us now and in the future
Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own (Matthew 6:33-34).
Nothing can separate us from God’s love
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-39).
Prayer: God, thank you for hearing my worries and anxious thoughts. Help me to find peace and joy through my relationship with you. Thank you for always loving and caring for me. I trust you today. Amen.
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