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12 Verses to Read When Anxiety Overwhelms

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The truth is, peace is available to everyone, no matter one’s race, economic status or gender because peace can be found in God and His Scripture, and God and His Scripture are available to all. Here are 12 verses to read when anxiety strikes!


Are you searching for the secret to peace? Is your life feeling a bit chaotic or your soul not at rest? Are you craving tranquility, stability, joy and happiness, but have yet to know the meaning or feeling of these words?

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Well, can I let you in on a little secret to finding peace? (And no, you won’t have to travel to faraway lands or search for the answer in self-help books, either.)

There is no secret to peace, and there is no hidden location as to where peace exists!

Knowing how to attain peace is not reserved for a certain number of folks, and peace cannot be purchased, either. The truth is, peace is available to everyone, no matter one’s race, economic status or gender because peace can be found in God and His Scripture, and God and His Scripture are available to all.

12 Verses to Read When Anxiety Overwhelms

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Here are 12 verses to read when anxiety strikes!

Isaiah 41:13-14

“’For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Do not be afraid, for I myself will help you,’ declares the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.”

2 Timothy 1:7

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 

Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” 

Psalm 56:3

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” 

Deuteronomy 3:22

“Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you.”

Psalm 91:1-16

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’…He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you…For he will command his angels concerning you, to guard you in all your ways…’Because he loves me,’ says the Lord, ‘I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him…’”

Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.”

Psalm 55:22

“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.”

Mark 4:39-40

“He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

Joshua 1:9

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Romans 8:38-39

“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.”

Revelation 1:17

“Then he placed his right hand on me and said: ‘Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.’”


Introduction written by Laci Swann.