Worry: 47 Bible Verses to Read When You Are Stressed out or Overwhelmed by Life's Trials

Updated on December 5, 2018
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Dexter is a pastor who believes that every life is precious to God. He enjoys studying the Bible with the intent to inspire others.

God can fix all our troubles
God can fix all our troubles

Bible Verses About Worry

Do you worry excessively? Perhaps you think that worrying over certain things will change or prevent a negative outcome.

But the fact is, worrying cannot change or prevent bad things from happening. Instead, worry may cause spiritual exhaustion as well as physical ills.

So even though your cares and troubles may be numerous as the sand of the sea— these Bible verses inspire faith and hope.

God is our heavenly father, and He knows what we need, and how to provide those needs. If God can provide for the birds of the air, if He can protect the earth from being consumed by the heat of the sun, and if He can prevent the rain falling whenever He chooses—then surely He can do the same for us.

Not only will God meet our material needs, but He will also provide for all other needs, whether it's restoration for broken marriages and families, a spiritual revival, or deliverance from sickness and disease—God will meet all our needs.

So instead of worrying, focus your attention on what God has to say, and there is no better place to start than the Bible. So with that in mind, here are forty-seven Bible verses about worry to help you beat stress.

Bible Verses on Worrying About Your Health

Proverbs 4:20-22 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.

Proverbs 3:7-8 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.

Exodus 15:26 He said, “If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.

Isaiah 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes, we are healed.

Jeremiah 33:4 Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.

Isaiah 38:16 Lord, your discipline is good, for it leads to life and health. You restore my health and allow me to live.

Exodus 23:25 Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you.

3 John 1:2 Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.

Bible Verses on Worrying About Your Finance

Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

Deuteronomy 11:13-15 It shall come about, if you listen obediently to my commandments which I am commanding you today, to love the LORD your God and to serve Him with all your heart and all your soul, that He will give the rain for your land in its season, the early and late rain, that you may gather in your grain and your new wine and your oil. He will give grass in your fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied.

Deuteronomy 28:8 The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.

Matthew 6:31-34 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:26 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?

Bible Verses on Worrying About Your Future

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.

Proverbs 3:5-6 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.

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Psalm 91:15 He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.

Deuteronomy 31:6 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.

Bible Verses on Worrying About Old Age

Psalm 92:14 They will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green.

Jeremiah 17:8 He will be like a tree planted by the waters that send out its roots toward the stream. It does not fear when the heat comes, and its leaves are always green. It will not worry in a year of drought or cease producing fruit.

Psalm 1:3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.

Psalm 71:9 Do not discard me in my old age; do not forsake me when my strength fails.

Psalm 71:18 Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come.

Isaiah 46:4 Even to your old age and gray hairs, I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

Bible Verses on Worrying About Untimely Death

Ecclesiastes 7:17 Do not be overly wicked, nor be foolish: why should you die before your time?

Deuteronomy 25:15 You shall have a full and just weight; you shall have a full and just measure, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.

Deuteronomy 4:40 So you shall keep His statutes and His commandments which I am giving you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may live long on the land which the LORD your God is giving you for all time.

2 Kings 20:5-6 Go back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of My people, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. I will surely heal you. On the third day from now, you will go up to the house of the LORD. I will add fifteen years to your life, and I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city for My sake and for the sake of My servant David.

Proverbs 10:27 The fear of the LORD prolongs life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.

Proverbs 9:11 For through wisdom, your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life.

Proverbs 3:1-2 My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments; for they will add length to your days, years and peace to your life.

Bible Verses on Worrying About the Economy

Psalm 24:1-2 The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof, the world and all who dwell therein. For He has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.

Deuteronomy 10:14 Behold, to the LORD your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, and the earth and everything in it.

Ecclesiastes 5:9 The increase from the land is taken by all; the king himself profits from the fields.

Daniel 4:17 The decision is announced by messengers, the holy ones declare the verdict, so that the living may know that the Most High is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and gives them to anyone he wishes and sets over them the lowliest of people.

Psalm 104:14-15 He waters the mountains from His chambers; the earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works. He makes the grass grow for the livestock and provides crops for a man to cultivate, bringing forth food from the earth: wine that gladdens the heart of man, oil that makes his face to shine and bread that sustains his heart.

Bible Verses on Worrying About Terrorism

Psalm 91:5-8 You will not fear the terror of the night or the arrow that flies by day, the plague that stalks in darkness, or the calamity that destroys at noon. Though a thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, no harm will come near you. You will only see it with your eyes and witness the punishment of the wicked.

Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.

Psalm 27:5 For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.

Psalm 50:15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor Me.
Psalm 40:2 He lifted me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay; He set my feet upon a rock and made my footsteps firm.

Bible Verses About Victory Over Your Enemies

Psalm 31:20 You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the schemes of men. You conceal them in Your shelter from accusing tongues.

Job 5:21 You will be protected from the lash of the tongue, and need not fear when destruction comes.

1 Peter 3:13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good?

Proverbs 12:21 No harm overtakes the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble.

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord.

Luke 12:7 Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Psalm 27:2 When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall.

The Scripture verses are quoted from the New International Version (NIV) Bible.

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        Margaret Minnicks 

        3 weeks ago from Richmond, VA

        Dexter, your article is so good. When I read your title, I thought the 47 Bible verses about worry would be lumped together. To my delight, you categorized them according to different areas. I like that.

        Thank you for sharing here on HubPages.

      • Ekcedeon profile imageAUTHOR

        Dexter Whinfield 

        3 months ago from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

        Thank you, MsDora, learning how to overcome worrying is critical for our overall wellbeing. I love the Bible because it always comes up with the right answers.

      • Ekcedeon profile imageAUTHOR

        Dexter Whinfield 

        3 months ago from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

        Thank you, Louise, the Bible addresses most if not all our worrying. There's always an applicable quote for any situation.

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        Louise Powles 

        3 months ago from Norfolk, England

        There's some lovely quotes there from the Bible, and all relevant too. Thankyou. =)

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        Dora Weithers 

        3 months ago from The Caribbean

        Great quotes on overcoming worry in these important aspects of our lives. Don't remember ever seeing quotes about untimely death. All very appealing, especially those about old age. Good job!

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