Anxiety has probably come into play for you at one point or another in your life. Whether a deadline is approaching, you’ve experienced a job loss, or you’ve been overcome by the fear of the unknown…we’ve all been anxious before. It could even appear when we’re just nervous about a conversation with someone or dealing with a situation that isn’t comfortable. When that’s happening, we’re actually experiencing anxiety.
Luckily God doesn’t make mistakes and has us in specific situations with specific people for a specific reason. We can be confident where God has us, which should also alleviate anxiousness and build trust with our Heavenly Father. When we live in a way where we are constantly anxious, we aren’t trusting Jesus for what He did for us. We tend to put too many things on our own shoulders instead of trusting Christ when He tells us that His yoke is easy and burden is light (Matthew 11:30).
Let’s look and see what the Bible has to say with Scripture on Anxiety:
Philippians 4:4-7 – Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 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.
Psalm 56:3 – When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
Matthew 6:25 – Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?
Matthew 6:34 – Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
1 Peter 5:6-7 – Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Proverbs 12:25 – Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.
Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Psalm 94:19 – When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.
John 14:27 – 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.
Colossians 3:15 – And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
Psalm 55:22 – Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.