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37 Powerful Bible Verses To Overcome Anxiety and Depression

By Testimonio

Our world is full of anxiety and depression. One look around at the news, it seems like each day is getting worse and worse. Your life feels more and more overwhelming by the week. We find ourselves slowly losing hope for the future.

Anxiety is the tendency to stress and fear about things. It's the gnawing feeling in your soul that sees a bleak situation and feels helpless. The truth of the matter is that you have the greatest help in the universe: God. The Lord hears your cries and wants to save you.

As Christians, we need to put our minds in Christ Jesus. By putting our hope in God, we understand that He has already overcome the world. He is the God of all comfort and the God that surpasses all understanding. If you struggle with worry and stress, or anxiety and depression, lean on the word of God to renew your strength. God saves the crushed in spirit and opposes the proud.

Here is a list of our favorite Scripture quotes to combat anxiety and depression. Put your hearts and your minds to this list and hear what God wants to tell you. Here are 38 powerful Bible verses to help you overcome anxiety and depression.

Bible Verses About Anxiety and Depression

1. Philippians 4:6-8

Be anxious for nothing, 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 minds through Christ Jesus. "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things."

2. Isaiah 41:10

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

3. Psalm 118:6

The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

4. Joshua 1:9

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.

5. Psalm 34:17-18

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.

6. Psalm 3:3

But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.

7. Romans 8:26

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.

8. Psalm 32:10

Many are the woes of the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him.

9. Psalm 37:23-24

The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.

10. Isaiah 26:3

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you.

11. 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.

12. 1 Corinthians 7:32

I would like you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the Lord's affairs--how he can please the Lord.

13. Isaiah 40:31

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.

14. Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

15. Philippians 4:19

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

16. 2 Timothy 1:7

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.

17. Matthew 6:34

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

18. Luke 12:25

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

19. John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

20. Colossians 3:15

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

21. Psalm 55:22

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

22. Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.

23. 1 Peter 5:7

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

24. Psalm 23:1-6

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 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. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

25. Hebrews 13:6

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

26. Isaiah 43:1-3

But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush, and Seba in your stead.

27. Psalm 56:3

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

28. Psalm 112:7

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

29. Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

30. Deuteronomy 31:6-8

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." Then Moses summoned Joshua and said to him in the presence of all Israel, "Be strong and courageous, for you must go with this people into the land that the LORD swore to their forefathers to give them, and you must divide it among them as their inheritance. The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

31. Philippians 4:13

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

32. John 16:33

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

33. Psalm 30:5

For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

34. Psalm 9:9

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

35. 2 Timothy 1:7

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.

36. Romans 15:13

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.

37. Isaiah 49:16

See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.

Final Words

God commands you not to be anxious about anything. The peace of God which surpasses all understanding is with you even when you walk through the valley of the shadow of death! God is in control of all situations. Lean on the word of God through your life. Through prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let all your requests be known to Jesus Christ. Share your yoke with God so He can carry your burdens. That way you can confidently say the Lord is good today and forever. May you find victory today through Jesus Christ.

God bless!

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