73 Encouraging Bible Verses about Stress

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Stress can be extremely difficult to deal with and can weigh you down, making you feel drained and exhausted. If you’re struggling to cope with the stress you experience in your daily life, a few soothing words can help you to calm yourself and release your feelings of anxiety.  

Here’s a list of 73 encouraging Bible verses about stress to remind you that the Lord is there to help you get through even the most difficult days and that you’re not alone.  

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”  

Philippians 4:6

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”  

Proverbs 3:5-6

“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.”  

Psalm 94:19

“I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.”  

Psalm 34:4

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

Colossians 3:2 

“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?”

Luke 12:25 

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”  

2 Timothy 1:7

“He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”  

Psalm 46:10

“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”  

Exodus 14:14

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”  

1 Peter 5:7

“The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”  

Psalm 34:10

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?”  

Matthew 6:25

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

Psalm 55:22

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” 

Matthew 6:34

“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.”  

Isaiah 41:13

“From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” 

Psalm 61:2

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 

2 Corinthians 12:9

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  

Romans 15:13

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

Joshua 1:9

“And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.” 

Romans 8:11

“They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.”

Psalm 112:7 

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory forever and ever.  Amen.”  

Philippians 4:19-20

“Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all you that hope in the Lord.” 

Psalm 31:24

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”  

1 John 4:18

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when the heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”  

Jeremiah 17:7-8

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

2 Timothy 1:7 

“The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the spirit is life and peace.”  

Romans 8:6

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.”  

Proverbs 3:5-6

“Those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” 

Isaiah 40:31

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world gives, give I to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” 

John 14:27 

“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.”  

Colossians 3:15

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.”

2 Corinthians 4:7-9 

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”  

Psalm 73:26

“Have not I commanded you? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be you dismayed: for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  

Joshua 1:9

“Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.”  

Isaiah 35:4

“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the broken-hearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.”  

Psalm 34:17-19

“Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight.” 

Psalm 119:143 

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  

Isaiah 41:10

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” 

Romans 12:2 

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” 

Philippians 4:6

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.” 

1 John 4:18

“For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”  

2 Corinthians 12:10

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” 

James 1:12 

“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.” 

Matthew 11:28-30

“Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”  

Psalm 118:5-6

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.”  

Psalm 55:22

“Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.”  

Psalm 42:5-6

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”  

Psalm 23:4

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”  

Hebrews 4:16

“It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”  

Deuteronomy 31:8

“Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with Thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”  

Philippians 4:6

“This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.”

Psalm 34:6 

“The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.”

Psalm 9:9 

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.”  

John 14:27

“I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.”

Psalm 16:8 

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”  

Psalm 55:22

“I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.” 

Psalm 34:4-5

“The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.”

Psalm 34:17-19 

“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.”

Isaiah 41:10 

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

“Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.”

Proverbs 12:25 

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” 

Isaiah 26:3

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” 

1 Peter 5:7

“I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?”  

Psalm 118:5-6

“My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.”  

Psalm 73:26

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”  

Isaiah 40:31

“Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.” 

Proverbs 16:3

“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.”  

Matthew 6:34

“Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.”

Psalm 73:24 

“For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.”  

Psalm 61:3

“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.”  

Lamentations 3:22-24

“The Lord taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.”  

Psalm 118:7

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” 

Romans 8:28

Wrapping Up 

In stressful times, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. These verses will get you through every single day. These Bible verses about stress can provide you with warmth and wisdom even on the darkest days when it’s difficult to see the light. If you enjoyed them and found them encouraging, don’t forget to share them with someone else who’s having a difficult day.

Dani Rhys

Dani Rhys

Dani Rhys has worked as a writer and editor for over 15 years. She holds a Masters degree in Linguistics and Education, and has also studied Political Science, Ancient History and Literature. She has a wide range of interests ranging from ancient cultures and mythology to Harry Potter and gardening. She works as the chief editor of Symbol Sage but also takes the time to write on topics that interest her.

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