Scriptures Against Worry

The following is a list of scriptures on worry. Use them when worry and anxiety are attempting to come in.  Remember, most of the time worry only means worry, and not the real probability of calamity.  Fight anxiety and worry with all you have; they can lead to a loss of hope and then depression. The war is in our head. All Scriptures are from the King James Version.

praying-woman_400John 14:27

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.

1 Peter 5:6-7

6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:

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

Psalm 55:22

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

Isaiah 26:3-4

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

4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:

Romans 8:28

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.

Philippians 4:19

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Matthew 6:24-34

24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34 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.

1 Corinthians 14:33

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

60 comments to Scriptures Against Worry

  • Margaret

    This is for Bradley as your comments touched my heart. This year I

    This is for Bradley: I lost my beautiful son this year, he was 14, strong Christian. He took his life and I suffered unbelievable sadness as I miss him so much. Everything about him was amazing. Not sure why he made that decision but I know Christ was with him and is with us. He has brought light and peace to my family many times. Jesus held me during the worst times & I felt the Holy Spirit take over. Since then I cry but see the light in God’s eternal promise. It is for real Bradley. You have a purpose, pray and listen, God will reveal it to you. I’m praying for you all.

  • Lisa

    I have been praying for an answer from God. My fiancé and I have been going through similar problems for a few years now. Our landlord wants to evict us even though we have the money to pay our rent. She is bipolar and drone day to the next you never know where on stand with her. Please pray that she will work with us and not evict us. We are struggling as it is financially, and can’t afford to move. We just moved in here 2 months ago and it cost a lot to move in we can’t afford to do this all over again. Please pray for her and us to resolve this issue. I’m so scared and worried that we will be homeless by next week for no reason just because she has her moments.

  • I have a giant problem, I’m scared of everlasting life but I keep praying for peace. I feel like I’m the only one he doesn’t care for. I need him to give me peace. I am 11 years old and I have had this problem for 2 years. It started out small, but then it grew and grew and I cry almost 6 times a month. I really need him to answer me. I know that he never fails, But I really need him to answer me soon. I pray harder than anyone in the world, and I just humble myself before the lord. I try and try, but it seems like He isn’t listening.
    Keep me in your prayers VERY often. I’m crying and praying as I write this.

    • Sonia

      I am praying for you Bradley. May God give you a peace of mind and reassurance of his love! His love NEVER fails! The Lord will never foresake you, in Jesus name I pray for all of your worries to be washed away!!!! I claim joy and happiness in the name of JESUS

  • lena

    Keep me in your prayers please the devil is very busy in my life right now.I know God will work it out for me, I just want peace in my situations. I want to get my teenagers. away from all the negative things that. continue to happen in our neighborhood, but I don’t. want to be forced out. by this eviction. I want to be financially stable when I move please Keep. Us in your prayers. Thank u.

  • lena

    I leave all my troubles at the hands of my Savior. I know it’s already done..Thank u Jesus.

  • Sofia

    It’s hard be feel hopeful when you are always feeling like crap.. But God never fails..

  • Sofia

    Please keep me in your prayers brothers and sisters.. I’ve been enduring the darkest time of my life the past year. It’s only gotten worse the last 6 months.. I need physical healing, my body always hurts yet medical tests come out fine. I’ve grown tired and weary.. I’m only 21 yet I feel as if it’s the end of my life. I pray for those who are struggling with what I am, depression, financial struggle and a aching body.

    • mechelle

      You are in my prayers. Please no God does not fail he takes us through things to make us stronger and to call on him. I claim healing for you and prosperous days.

  • Melody Davis

    Please I really don’t know where to begin but .I believe in God. Please pray for my strength my family, mY daughter’s, son, significant other, my finances , education, ministry it’s been so much.Only God knows please lift us up before God. Thank you.

  • Matthew 11:28-30
    28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I WILL GIVE YOU REST.
    29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and YE SHALL FIND REST UNTO YOUR SOULS.
    30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (KJV)
    Hope this helps you ALL. God Bless and Jesus be with you!

  • 30 days late on my rent as of today..maxed out all my credit cards.. I borrow from my next pay check every pay day.. at one of those check advance places..the utilities threaten to shut us off.. my wife has medical issues… ive borrowed money from practically everyone I know.. I admit ive made poor choices with money in my lifetime.. ive been a poor steward… im not fully inocent.. but im still praying for a financial breakthrough and for God to direct my path, Im expecting a 7 day move out notice to come in the mail any day now, im experiencing all the very same things as many of you as posted above.. I have 3 children.. my oldest has Autism.. i have no idea how im going to move out with no money.. aside from my autistic daughters huge daily rutine being comprimised… im married but separated, living at my parents house most the time.. this home I speak of is for my family.. but im still a devoted father ..I still help out just as much as im able.. my lifes a mess.. but I have set my own life aside and sacrificed most all things for my family.. I dont really care what happens to me.. just so my wife and kids are fully provided for.. and THEY have a home to live in.. may the lord help us all!!

    • Jason – You touch my heart. I went to church tonight and I thought of you most of the time. I pray for the leading, guidance, mercy, and deliverance from God. I speak peace to you and a hearing ear for God’s voice. I will pray for you. You will have to make some big changes but He will lead you. I curse fear and I speak big change for you in Jesus Name.

    • lena

      I’m in a similar situation, singe parent raising 2 teenage boys awaiting a decision on my hearing I had this morning. My prayers go out for you, God bless you & your family.

    • abr

      Jason…i just read your comment. i can sympathize with you. i also experienced a life-changing dilemma. my son has autism as well, got his social security revoked, plus his insurance was canceled which meant no therapy sessions, i had to take on another job to pay mortgage because moving out was not an option with my son’s behavior. who would take us in? the Lord made miracles in my life…my son has his insurance again; goes to therapy, my second job is helping to pay bills even though it pays minimum wage. i have humbled myself to the Lord. even though i am exhausted i move forward. i have to clean restrooms and mop and sweep but i thank the Lord that i am physically able to work because most people aren’t so fortunate to be able to work two jobs. in today’s economy, it’s hard but not impossible. you are in my prayers. keep us posted.

  • Romaine

    I am currently going through one of the worst periods in my life. I feel as if i’m alone and although i believe God hears my prayers, i look around and I see no help….it’s as the Bible says ….i look to my left and He’s not there..i look to my right and I perceive him not…and i’m hurting. I need a Miracle that only God can give. If God doesnt help me…i cannot be helped! Please i am asking all you who believe in power of Jesus to pray for me…not only that God woud show up in my situation but that i wont get weary and lose faith while I wait.

    • SUE

      Dear Romaine, dont let the enemy fool you.GOD is always with you, through the bad and good.Get in a quiet place and just mediate on him, forget about your problems and focus on him and listen for his quiet still voice.

    • Tamika

      This is Tamika… if this is the Romaine that I know I will be praying for u… I was on here looking for scriptures and seen this post…. I’m here for u always-just a phone call away

  • Sonya

    I have court in two days my husband and his nephew is trying to put me and my three kids on the streets along with our grand baby. I pray the truth be revealed in the court room and I’m asking for some prayer warriors to stand in the gap for me. I’m not able to hire a attorney so I have to let The Lord be me lawyer. Amen

  • Denise

    Recieved an eviction notice only have 6 days just asking everyone to pray with me i know that everything will work out just have been really down and depressed thanks everyone

  • Tammy

    Please pray for my family and I. We are down to 8 days until we are homeless and have no place to go. We have two children and the thought of being homeless with them terrifies me. My faith is definiately being tested. I keep trying to give my burdens to HIM but it is times like these that it seems really hard.

    Praying for all of you as well.

    • angel of mercy

      Don’t let the presence of the storm indicate to u that GOD is not with u
      Keep walkin byfaith its always hard to see in a bad storm
      Keep believing that he is whi he say he is n he will do what he says he will do
      Praying for u

  • Lisa

    Please Pray for my family who is seeing an attorney as I type this to keep his home from going into foreclosure. Please pray. Thank you.

  • Rudy Jaso

    Please keep me in your prayers, My Na,e is Rudy Jaso, and im going thru some IRS problems, but i have trust in faith in my most high GOD Jesus Christ. Thank you for these scriptures and GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU my brothers and sisters

    • Rudy – We will pray for you. We are believing the peace and favor and mercy of God to be all over you and your situation. We break the power of the torment that comes with dealing with the IRS. We speak grace and mercy to you, and a hearing ear with God. Spend time with Him, turn the issues over to Him and listen for His directions. I believe He will direct you out of this situation in Jesus Name.

  • i need your prayers. I am currently worrying about the house that I bought. I am having problems with the processing of my loan papers. Please join me in prayer. These bible verses are very encouraging.

  • Ronda

    I am going through worry. It overtakes me and so does depression I am believing God for healing

    • Ronda – I pray peace and protection over you in Jesus Name. I pray that the revelation of God’s love and promise of healing would become real to your heart. I speak grace and mercy all over you in Jesus Name.

      Read the scripture lists on healing and speak the confessions. Pick those that jump out at you. And read articles on faith. Doing this will build you up and strengthen your heart. You don’t have to worry about the negative stuff so much when you are filled with good stuff. God bless you.

  • thia

    first timer I ask you guys to pray for me I am going through trials and tribulation from my enemies I am innocent they just don’t want me to move to the next level but I declare god is good and I have already won for 2014 god is love be bless.

    • Thia – I pray for you in Jesus Name. I believe that you will make through the trials that you are going through. I believe that you are protected from your enemies and that you have the peace of God that passes all the understandings of what is going on. We bless you in Jesus Name!!

  • Charles Winston

    Lord Jesus , Please help me form this pestilence of fear on a business mistake I have done and protect from the scavenging dogs who want to bite . I believe and confess that you have saved me and I am free. Brothers and Sisters please pray for me.

    • Charles – I will pray for the favor and mercy of God to be all over you. God is the God Who loves to cover the mistakes of His servants. We in business have all made big mistakes at one time or another.

      Seek Him and listen to Him, but do not let guilt or fear reign in your life. God bless.

  • Elvis, I have been going through financial problems too.But no matter how tough it gets I still tithe and I have trust God is going be there for me.So keep the faith and give God his ten percent out of your wages and watch God move!

  • ELVIS PILLAY

    WE ARE A FAMILY BUSINESS,ELS PANEL BEATERS AND MOTOR WORX ,IN LAZER PARK HONEYDEW BUSINESS IS QUITE IN THIS AREA ,WE NEED YOU GUYS SURPORT AND PRAYERS,WE ARE BELIVING GOD FOR HIS FAVOUR AND BLESSING TO COME TO OUR BUSINESS AND ITS BEEN 3 MONTHS NOW AND THINGS ARE REALLY QUITE,GOD PLEASE HELP US TO CHANGE OUR BUSINESS ,TO GET MORE CLIENTELE IN THIS AREA,MY CHRISTIAN FAMILY PLEASE PRAY FOR US ,THANKS EL

  • Chinwe

    I v bin facing some challenges in my health for months now, and the worst part is that all the doctors I have been to, none is diagnosing any ailment, to me they are all doing guess work. I have lived in constant fear and torment for months now, fear of the unknown, negative thoughts fill my head every now and then, and the worst part is that I feel I am not worthy of God’s healing, I pray and read the word but I don’t believe, God please help me because I have no other place or person to run to.

    • a

      I have been going thru the exact same thing to the point that i need someone to go with me to my doctor’s appointments. i use to go alone but now i can’t. but i should know better than that. God is always with me and i am never alone. the doctors have not pin pointed exactly what is going on with me so this causes anxiety for me. but lately prayer & focusing on the Word has helped me get thru this period. tomorrow i get more results and only the Lord knows the entire outcome. i need to believe that whatever i am told by these doctors that the Lord has the last word. You need to believe the same thing. I know its hard but at the end of the day, who do we have to turn to?

      • A – I stand with you and God is with you. Be at peace and be full of God’s courage. I am believing that your ‘faith will not fail’. You will be victorious. You are healed by His work and His stripes. I speak God’s tangible mercy and peace and grace and love all over you in Jesus Name. “It is faith alone, in Christ alone, which alone moves God, when you are alone.”

    • Gods Angel

      Its not as complicated as it seems, if u believe u are healed then u are, know god loves his little ones so much that he stands with us in problems as a friend would, hurts when we hurt and and smiles when we smile, his word is living first seek loving Thy god and thanking thee slowly but surely u will receive, have a relationship with god like would a friend.

    • rick

      chinwe, I too am going thru some physical issues dealing with the unknown. It is scary, I try to constantly keep God’s word in my heart. He said I am healed, thru Jesus’s sacrifice. But, oh, the constant tormenting physical pain I am going thru. And the unknown of what will happen to me this year. But I believe good things will happen to me from God. I desperately stand on His promises. But if I look at the circumstances without looking at God’s promises, they are tortureous. So I try to always praise Him and give Him glory for what He did for me by taking my pains and sicknesses upon Himself. His word is my lighthouse in the stormy sea. I will pray for you Chinwe. Oh God, we stand together , In Jesus name, honor your word. Lord. Help us to believe in your provision for our bodies. Let us rejoice in your word. And God, we believe we already have what we have asked of you. Thank you God. For whatsoever you ask, believing that you already have it , you shall have ! Mark 11:23 Please everybody, pray for Chinwe and I to believe .

  • To all my brothers and sisters ,continue to put your trust and faith in Christ! Every day we have to fight the enemy and his evil forces,but we are not alone,God word and holy spirit is our defense! Dont give up and Dont give in,Help is on the way! Be strong ! I love you!!!!!

  • Aspire

    I found this website and it has been a true blessing to here from other people and to get some encourgement, thank you Jesus.

  • Gretchen

    It is so important to pray the word of God over your life and circumstances. Thank you for the scripture against anxiety. Satan battles our minds and our powerful weapon against him is the Word of God – It Is Written.

    • We must discipline our selves in spiritual discipline. God is first. We must pray to our god everyday. We must read our bible daily to feed our spirit. Trust in his word. And obey his command with our heart mind n soul .

  • I am frantic about a test from my doctor. I believe that christ will take care of me but I am afraid the results may not be good.

    • ab

      I know what you are going through. I also have to get a doc’s report this week. sometimes i feel positive and at peace; other times i panic about the results. i tell myself over and over that no matter what i hear from the doctor that the Lord will see me through it and will never leave my side. what helps me is to get out of the house and go for a drive with someone. talk about the Word and share in fellowship. ask the Lord to give you a revelation about your situation and believe me…He will.

  • ab

    I am facing anxiety & worry but have learned to sustain myself through His word. I face health issues, family issues. Docs say everything is normal but my fears about my health wont leave. they haunt me almost all the time. have a child with special needs who needs me so much i don’t want to face an illness. i have declared that the lord will give me peace & that i must feel His word in my spirit. i read it, i believe it, but i cant seem to apply the feeling of peace that comes from it. i will not give up and neither should you!

    • AB – You have to get to a place where you will no longer allow fear and anxiety to rule your life. Part of that is really getting the Word of God inside of you through reading, meditation, and confession (another form of meditation, see other notes below for links). The other part is honestly and consistently dealing with your thinking. Paul tells us that if we think upon certain thing, then God’s peace will be the result (Philippians 4:6, 7, 8, 9). It is true. It actually is hard work to change in mid-life the way one thinks, but it must be done if that old way of thinking is destructive.

      Confess His Word and choose to think the thoughts worthy of peace and victory. It is not denial, but rather the choosing of a perspective of hope and faith.

      • ab

        Thank you. believe me…i am trying so hard to have inner peace. sometimes i feel like i see the light at the end of the tunnel that i can almost touch it. but then something grabs a hold of me & drags me back. it’s like a constant battle. but i will not give up.

  • Cassie

    I came accross this website looking for comfort and worry prayers from feeling so troubled the way my life is set up right now, where I am living w/ my babies its such a terrible place and I need to get them and me out of here. I come accross these nights that I cannot sleep because I am so disturbed and can’t find any peace to go to sleep…reading these comments helped me and now I will be praying for all of you…please do the same for us

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  • Tatum

    MY dad is sick very sick and Im worried I pray for him to get better!!. because I am sad and away from him!. and I am reading for encouragement and strength !!! I need that from God ! I have faith!

  • Nicole

    I was just praying to the Lor for miracle because in 12 days, I will be homeless. I have worked hard in both school and at my jobs. Sometimes working two and three at a time, but I have still lost my home and have been laid off from work. I was looking for some encouragement and I found this site. I read the scriptures for hope and depression and I have also read the ones on this page. I THANK YOU,LORD FOR YOUR MIRACLE. To every comment on this page remember “With Gos ALL things are possible.” Iam praying for all of you.
    My favorite chapter of scriptures is Psalm 27.

    Be Blessed

  • Noel C. Borja

    There are times that I think that I am not worth it to hear by God because of my weaknesses and wrongdoings,,, but I am praying deep in my heart how I am going to surpass my worries and anxieties … I ask Him no to solve my problems but to lead me the way how should I solve it. I trust Him with all my heart and with all my strength… I said to myself..this is only a number/cash/money but I will take the consequences… I believe with this trials I know the meaning of Hopes and Faith…..AMEN.

    Same as George here… I have a due dates of my loans but I know, there will be some way that God will mysteriously do it on His ways…I will thank Him with all my mind and souls…

  • Dorie

    I might be losing all possessions but thank God for his sure promises. He can be trusted. He will see me through this difficult time.
    Thank you Father for the faith you have given me in You. Amen

  • Brian

    I really need the lord to step in and take my burden. I am going through divorce and my wife has cleaned out the bank accounts, moved all of the furniture out of the house while I was at work, and now i am having to pay more than I can handle in child support, and daycare. i cannot pay my rent at home, I am also concerned the power and water will be turned off this week and I have my children!

  • George

    His living Word of hope and promise! I definitely need this, as I am facing a 6 p.m. deadline on 3/22/11 to get my rent paid before eviction proceedings begin. God bless you for your presenting His Words of life!
    Rom 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
    Amen!

  • Quan

    Awesome.I needed these words of encouragement because I have to go to court this morning but now I know even the more he will never leave me nor foresake me and I will be leaving court on my way back to my house only having to pay court cost. I believe and trust God for

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