Life can sometimes be quite stressful and that is when Bible verses about stress can provide us with some comfort and instructions on how to deal with that stress.
Whether our stress is related to our work, our finances, our marriage, our family, our children, or any other number of things that might weigh us down with concern, the Bible provides some answers and reassurances to help relieve that stress.
While examining many Scriptures on stress, we have chosen the most significant Bible verses to provide help to those that need it. These verses are great for personal reflection or sending to a friend who needs some comfort.
20 Bible Verses about Stress
“casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”
[English Standard Version, 1 Peter 5:7
“But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap.
“When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.”
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
“Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.”
“For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.”
“He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.”
“And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature.”
“For even when we came into Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were afflicted at every turn–fighting without and fear within.”
[2 Corinthians 7:5
“do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
“In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.”
“While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.”
[1 Thessalonians 5:3
“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.”
[2 Thessalonians 3:16
“Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.”
“My inward parts are in turmoil and never still; days of affliction come to meet me.”
“my spirit was not at rest because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I took leave of them and went on to Macedonia.”
[2 Corinthians 2:13
“So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.”
“And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!””
What Does the Bible teach us about Stress?
We know that all of us will suffer stress at some times in our life, but these Bible verses about stress tell us that Jesus cares for us and that we are to cast this stress upon him. He tells us that the Christian’s life should be one of gentle rest even in the midst of life’s turmoils.
I remember a time in my life that I lost the only source of income I knew, and being stressed for many months because I was not certain how I would provide for my family. Yet, God showed me another way and things became better than before.
We are told in these Bible quotes about stress to trust God and believe that he will provide for us and help us resolve any of life’s problems and concerns. We can also take comfort in knowing that there is a future coming in which we will find eternal rest from all of our troubles, never again experiencing the turmoil of stress.
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