25 Encouraging Bible Verses for Stress

If you’ve been reading my Journey Thoughts recently, you will know that we’re going through a few challenging trials right now.  God’s Word speaks directly to the stress in our lives.  Here are 25 encouraging scripture verses that helps us deal with stress, I hope that you will find that they help with the stressors in your life as well.

1.  John 14:1  “Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God, trust also in me.”

2.  John 14:27  “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

3.  Isaiah 40: 30,31  “Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

4.  Romans 16:20  “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.  The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.” 

5.  Philippians 4:6,7.  “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 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.”

6.  1 Peter 5: 6,7  “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

7.  Psalm 103: 1-5  “Praise the Lord, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.  Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

8.  Psalm 100  “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.  Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.  Know that the Lord is God.  It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.  Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.  For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”

9.  Proverbs 16:3  “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”

10.  Proverbs 16:9  “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.”

11.  Jeremiah 17: 7,8. “But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.  He will be like a tree planted by the water and sends out its roots by the stream.  It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.  It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

12.  James 1: 2-4  “Consider it pur joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.  Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

13.  Matthew 11: 28-30  “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

14.  Deuteronomy 33:27  “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.”

15.  Psalm 9: 9,10  “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.  Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.”

16.  Psalm 16: 8  “I have set the Lord always before me.  Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”

17.  Psalm 46: 1-3  “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and mountains quake and with their surging.”

18.  Psalm 36: 3-6  “Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.  Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.  Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this; He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.”

19.  Proverbs 3:5,6.  “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.”

20.  Matthew 6:25-27  “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 important than food, and the body more important than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”

21.  John 15: 4, 5.  “Remain in me, and I will remain in you.  No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine.  Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.  I am the vine; you are the branches.  If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

22.  Psalm 34: 17-19.  “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.  The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.  A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.”

23.  Jeremiah 32:27  “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind.  Is anything too hard for me?”

24.  Romans 8:28  “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

25.  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.”

 

Here is another website for my reader’s perusal: http://www.faithandentertainment.com/77-bible-verses-about-faith-to-encourage-you-today/  May these verses also strengthen and encourage you as well.

 

Unless stated otherwise all scripture used on Journey Thoughts is from: THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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79 thoughts on “25 Encouraging Bible Verses for Stress

  1. Thank you so much for putting up this post… I am just coming back into my Faith (Even though, it’s my middle name :P Literally), and am under a lot of stress… So I just wanted to let you know.. I really appreciate you and this post. I hopw you’re having a wonderful day!

  2. Dawn says:

    Thank you so much for these verses. They have given me so much encouragement. I am facing extreme financial hardship due to losing my job 4 weeks ago. Please remember my family and me in prayer as we trust GOD to see us through these trials in our life.

    • Things happen for a reason and a season. God will give you a better gift that you will leave you with too many questions. God has blessed me in a wonderful way that I keep wondering why me. Humble yourself before him and he will never let you down.

      • Thankyou so much for the timely help thru’ God’s promises, which will lead me safely throughout my life and will make others to be encouraged as well.

  3. Am so inspired thank you so much for these stress verses, they help”t ALOT!!! i am so happy
    GOD BLESS EVEYONE:)

  4. Glory be to God am so encourage God Bless you please if it is possible post to me daily verses via email Thank you

  5. Hi
    I am facing the biggest problem in my life. Please pray for me so that God will lead me through this hard days of life…

  6. Godbless you, gods words are always soothing, especially when we face hurdles. These words of the lord gives you strength and confidence.

  7. My husband is accusing me of wrong things I cry to my father for joy n comfort myman has changed no joy he don’t seem to see me in a way man should. Pray for me if I can find a job and b a gud wife

      • Thankyou I know God is in control he is a changed somebody honestly he has asked forgiveness and saw his mistakes its almost spring time around south africa I feel I’m blossoming that I’m expectimg something great I have a feeling its a job opening for me may God bless you amen

  8. I’m blessed to be able to wake up and read about the father god … Also thank god you woke up this morning thank father god for everything ….I pray every day for the hole world to be cover in the blood of Jesus from the top of the heads to the tips of your toes….WE ARE TRULY BLESSED WORLD believe in GOD IN HE FATHER GOD WILL DO THE REST …

  9. Lynn I took a time to actually go through all these verses and I learned that I have been far from my God, I thought I could handle it with my own strength but now I am so weak, I far from my spiritually well being, after reading this, I decided to go back to him, my career is at state, my relationship is just dying slowly, financially I don’t even say!! please pray with me Lynn thanks

    • God’s Word is always a balm for the soul. I have prayed for you and your circumstances. I pray too, that God would continue to strengthen you and give you that “peace that surpasses understanding”. He is in control!

      • Hi um I really don’t know where and how to start all I really know is I am in need of something its been too long ive been suffering is there a way I can speak to you lynn please help me pray for me and my family also guide me

      • Dear Father in Heaven, Marcelle is in need of your protection and grace. I do not know the circumstances but You do. I pray that Marcelle would reach out to You and You would give comfort and peace that no one else is able to. You have the power to heal, to restore and to provide. Be with Marcelle today and in the days ahead. You are in control, Lord. May this be an opportunity in Marcelle’s life to bring testimony to how faithful You are in times of trouble and in times of joy. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  10. This is truly an inspiration. I am 17 and going through a rough patch right now. It has always been my dream to be a foreign exchange student and I am finally living out that dream. I am loving it, but it is still the beginning of my exchange year and I am under a massive amount of stress just because of the adjusting and I think I have more anxiety than average. I have also been worried that I may not having been living life morally the way I should, but I have been working on living how God wants me to live and this has given me hope. Thank you for doing this and may God bless you for your devotion to him and his scripture!

    • Matt, thank you for sharing with me your challenges. As a parent and as a teacher I know the struggles only too well of those youth your age who are trying to figure out where they fit into God’s story. Keep going into the Word and seek Him with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and you will be blessed!

  11. the bible verses really helped a lot…now am not gona give up again.cos “i can do all things through christ that strengthens me”

  12. Thank you SO much for sharing these beautiful and encouraging Scripture verses! I’ve been struggling with depression and tonight I really needed to be uplifted. God bless you!

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  14. To summarize the last 6 years: filed for divorce due to husband cheating, bad legal advice to sign ex’s tax return which made me liable for his taxes, decided to take on moving a house to make a nice home for my kids only to get taken by a crooked contractor, brother borrowed over $5000 and won’t pay back, mom died of cancer, grandma died 8 weeks later, basement flooded during construction and wasn’t covered by insurance, irs came after me, con man used my faith and mothers death to convince me to marry him but I soon saw the real him thankfully, and now that I’m finally getting on my feet financially, I think I’m loosing my job. And somehow, I feel like God has a plan. These verses help.

    • Threasa,
      I have discovered that true faith is not always found on the mountaintops but in the valleys of life. The fact that you are praising God while you steadfastly make an arduous climb out of a great valley this year, speaks volumes about your character and your faith in a God Who will NEVER leave you or forsake you. I am glad that you found strength in these scripture verses and I pray you will continue to lean on Him daily.

  15. I have had so much stress in my life the last year or two. I just don’t know what to do. I know you are suppose to pray about it and give it to the Lord. I try to do that and then I turn around and take it back. In the last two years I have had Cancer twice and overcome that, and in the meantime my Mother was sick both times I was going through Chemo and Radiation. My Mother passed away last October and life has been such a challenge. I have a handicapped Brother I am taking care of. I love him with all of my heart and I promised my Mother I would take care of him as long as I live. A few years ago I had to have a knee replacement and last September I started having problems with it and in October I had to have surgery to put an Antibiotic Spacer in, as I had infection in the replacement. Now I am waiting to see if the infection is gone and then I will have another replacement put in. My movability is very limited. Now I am struggling financially something awful.as short term disability doesn’t pay very much and right now I have to pay my medical insurance out of that. Creditors keep calling and I just hang up. I have tried to talk with them but they won’t help. My stress level is over the top. I need yours and everyone elses prayers. There has got to be light somewhere in all this. Thanks for your prayers.

    • Dear Heavenly Father,
      Please be with Esta today and in the weeks and months ahead. She is grieving the loss of her mother while at the same time dealing with her own health issues. You know her heart and You know her needs. Comfort her at this time, send her encouragement in an unexpected way. May she feel Your presence and Your peace. Amen.

    • I know what you may be thinking that why such mischif your going through bt the bible says be strong and couragers for god will anser all will pass I pray that god come to your aid may he show his meditate about psalms 91

  16. Wow…today has been a stressful day and it’s not even 9:30!!! I am a student and honestly today has been a wreck…but these verses are so uplifting!

  17. Please pray for me. I am having terrible stress that is keeping me up and making me sick. I give it to God, and then it seems to creep right back up on me unexpectedly. I have two adult sons, one I am helping through school when I can, and the other was homeless when he lost his job and I took him in but he is very angry and it makes my life very stressful. I have tremendous financial burdens, a lot of medical bills I cannot pay, so I avoided and now they are suing me. I worry day and night. I pray for God to lift this burden from me so I can deal with life’s others issues in helping my children, and living to help those around me when I can. I also just found out my long time pastor, who helped me through a very volatile divorce situation when my sons were young is dying of bone cancer. Pastor Gary showed up at my doorstep to introduce himself as a new neighbor, on the day I found my spouse was cheating & had another woman pregnant. If that wasn’t God’s intervention I don’t know what was. I call him my guardian angel, and now I will lose him soon. I am frightened, and I find solace in praying and trusting in God and I thank you for your webpage. deb

    • Dear Heavenly Father,
      I lift Deb before Your Throne of Grace today. You know her circumstances and her needs. Comfort her through this very difficult time and give her that peace that surpasses understanding. Father, love her with Your unfailing love and surround her with others who may draw alongside her and help her and be the hands and feet of Jesus. Amen.

  18. Thank you for putting this collection together. I really needed to read these today. I need to stay strong for my family now through illness and loss of an income. I’m afraid of anxiety taking over. Thanks Lynn.

  19. Thank you so much for posting these beautiful verses! I have had a very stressful period in my life recently. I am living in a church members basement because I cannot afford my own place to live and I am about to lose my car because I cannot afford the payments, I cannot always afford food. Plus I am in graduate school and that comes with plenty of it’s own stress. Reading these verses really helped me to feel heavenly father’s light and the grace of the holy spirit around me, I had forgotten about that, silly me! Maybe without a car payment, I’ll be able to afford an apartment and besides, cars are not necessary to life. Heavenly father has my best interests at heart, all I have to do is trust in him and follow the path he has set out for me. Thank you again for posting these verses, they have really helped me remember what is important.

  20. Thank you so much Lynn.

    I recently underwent alot of stress, mainly because I had quit my job as manager at a resturant, where I was working so many hours without no rest.

    At times we’d just sit the whole night with my ex boss, who’d critisize me for being a christian and also insult my Living God, saying God is not alive. I asked God to give me strength to move out of his life for good.

    I’m currently homeless, and I’m unemployed, my faith was weak, until I read the 25 Encouraging Bible verses for stress. I prayed cried to my Father in Heaven, I now feel very light and I know that my God will make my tests my testimonies. In Jesus Name Amen.

    • Brian, thank you for sharing! Let me pray for you: Dear Heavenly Father, you know Brian’s situation and you have heard his prayers. I pray that You will comfort Him during His time of struggle. I pray that You will give him that peace that surpasses understanding and that You will surround him with Your love and care during this time. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  21. First I want to thank you for the bible verses. As I lay in tears writing this post because I lost faith. I dealt with death of my mom at fourteen, never known my father, married a man who became verbally abusive to me over the years. I went back to college to receive my associate degree and working less than 15 week. I wanted to pursue my career as a nurse however my husband is not around to help me with our children. I began to become stressed and depressed lately and strayed away from church and prayer. I am ready to reconnect with GOD and put him first before all others.

    • Luveine, thank you for sharing with me. God pursues us even when we try to run from Him. We seem to give up on Him but He never gives up on us! Let me pray: God in Heaven, I thank you for Luveine and for her wanting to reconnect with You again. Fill her with Your perfect peace and wrap Your arms around her, protecting her, and give her peace. You are in control, Lord! In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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  23. Thanks for the encouraging Bible verses, i feel so down today,i trust in the Lord to give me strength to face tomorrow and also may he fulfill my desires,i commit everything to him in Jesus name. please pray for me also to come out of this situation. God bless you.

    • Julia, hold tight to the promises of God. He is in control! Lord, be with Julia today and in the days ahead as she is facing uncertain times right now. She has put her faith and trust in You knowing that You have a plan and a purpose for her life. Strengthen her and give her peace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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  25. I just wanted to Thankyou for taking the time to write out all those lovely verses. Sitting here reading everyone’s comments and the prayers you have written out for them has me in tears. My family and I are awaiting a very important decision and I have been stressed and filled with anxiety. I know God will prevail and whatever happens is His will. It is just hard being patient and still keeping trust in Him. God bless you.

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  27. I am going threw a hard time as going threw high school I was made fun of how I dressed so I changed my appearance and I started using drugs to help me threw this difficult time I hold myself against every little circumstances and I continue to have bad thoughts I put my family threw so much drama I fill and I want to except god as my lord and savor I’m really trying my best to change my life and thoughts I been threw so much as a youth that I hold myself against if you can prey for me and my family threw this difficult time and I will continue to have faith in myself and in the father I give my heart and soul to him I want to be saved

    Thank for all the blessings

    • James, I invite you to click on the link “The Gospel Message” If you have not made a personal commitment to Jesus, that is a good article for you to read. You seem to have a real desire to follow God and I pray that as you journey with God that He WILL direct your paths. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Dear Lord, be with James today and in the days, weeks and months ahead as he searches for You and for direction in his life. Direct his steps, Lord. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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  29. Hi. I’m a 9th grade boy and well.. I have a really hard ap test tomorrow. I’ve been struggling with my life choices and in life in general. so many distractions. i even considered taking my life. this test i have tomorow is very hard and i was considering just giving into the pressures, failing, and giving into the distractions. these verses, after reading them. i dont know what about them affected me but well i feel that God has spoken to me through them. thank you so much, i now have a motivation to keep going. i am oh so tired but i am going to work as hard as i can. i want to follow God’s purpose in life and from today, i want to get back on the right track. Thank you and God Bless you!

  30. Awesome,im so much ineedy of scriptures like these,im going through alot ,my marriage i need divine healing,financially im struggling,im not employed .i struggle to make ends meet.God i trust in You.thank you Lynn for these verses

  31. For the past couple weeks I been stressing over almost EVERYTHING in my life. After reading all these verses I find joy and peace and comfort in the word ! I’m happy God led me here because he knows I needed this ! Thank you JESUS !! <3

  32. I have read your verses along with everyone comments.I have been stress,depressed and etc.I fell in love with a man and moved away from home with him.I have always trusted in The Lord and have always asked him to send me a good man.My first two years with him was awesome now all of a sudden things have changed.He hasn’t stayed home in three months.I have been really stress and went to counseling.I went in prayer for week and fast.I do love him and wish our relationship could get back like it use to be.Its hard I just don’t know what to do.I have turned it over to The Lord and I pray all day everyday.I am beginning to get strength each day.Please pray for me and I will do the same for everyone else.God is good and he is worthy to be praised.I feel I am in a fire but I am standing on Gods word.

  33. This is just what I needed tonight. I’ve been feeling as thought I’m being attacked from all sides and this post reminded me that God is on my side and wants the best for me. Thank you for posting.

  34. This is such a beautiful webpage! And the scriptures chosen for it are exactly what I was looking for! Thank you and God bless you!

  35. Thank you for sharing the Lord’s inspiring message. It is truly a beacon of light and hope for one to seek in moments of darkness and doubt,

  36. The summer of 2014 was extremely stressful for me. I always thought of myself as a strong person, but I am human and will break down, as much as I try to keep it together. I felt like I was being tested, not sure why? The job search and temporary job status became so frustrating that I wanted to quit. I simply had enough. I realize I cannot handle matters alone anymore. I cannot do it all! I need the Lord’s help as my fortress. There is no one else I can talk to and just cry. I spent many days on my knees crying and asking God for his mercy, direction, courage and wisdom. I think this summer was my personal season of turmoil. I look forward to a renewed spirit and a fruitful Fall season filled with hope and blessings. Amen!

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