Short Bible Verses on Fear and Anxiety

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Do you see yourself worrying about each and every situations? Has your worries affected your sleep, hunger, work or other routine activities? Do you have fears that you cant stop thinking about? Often times, we sit with our worries that become big in our minds. There are also times when you feel everything at once – anxiety, fear, nervousness, disappointments etc. The Bible  is a collection of religious texts or scriptures that are known to be sacred in Christianity, Judaism, Samaritanism, Islam, the Baha’i Faith, and many other Abrahamic religions. The holy book is a compilation of texts that include instructions, stories, poetry, and prophecies, and other genres. Here are few selected short bible verses on fear and anxiety.

 According to World Health Organization (WHO), around 264 million people have been reported to suffer from some level of anxiety worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic also triggered 25% increase in such health conditions.  At such times having faith in yourself and spirituality could be a great way to handle fear and anxiety. The Holy Bible has a lot of verses that start with ‘fear not..’, which tells you that even spirituality gives out the message of having faith above all.

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Short Bible Verses on Fear and Anxiety

Bible Verses on Fear and Anxiety
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Bible Verses on Fear :

1. 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. -Isaiah 41:10

2. …for He has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear what can man do to me?” -Hebrews 13:5b-6

3. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. -Exodus 14:14

4. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. -2 Timothy 1:7

5. The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. -Psalm 34:17

Bible Verses on Fear
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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. -Deuteronomy 31:6

7. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. -Psalm 46:1–3

8.  ‘So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.’ Thus he (Joseph) comforted them and spoke kindly to them. -Genesis 50:21  

9. So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. -Matthew 10:26

10. And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.’ -Luke 2:10

11. Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. -Proverbs 29:25

12. But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats. -1 Peter 3:14

13. I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me.  He freed me from all my fears. -Psalm 34:4 

14. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. -Timothy 1:7

15. Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. -Corinthians 16:13


Bible Verses on Anxiety :

Bible Verses on Anxiety

1. Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? -Matthew 6:27

2. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. -1 Peter 5:7  

3. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. -John 14:27 

4. 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 

5.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. -Matthew 6:34

6. 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. -Philippians 4:6-7

7. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. -John 14:27

8. Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? -Matthew 6:25-27

9. Tell everyone who is discouraged, Be strong and don’t be afraid! God is coming to your rescue… -Isaiah 35:4-14

10. I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. -John 14:27 

11. I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth, you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. -John 16:33

12. Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. -Hebrews 11:1

13. Humble yourselves, then, under God’s mighty hand, so that he will lift you up in his own good time.  Leave all your worries with him, because he cares for you. -1 Peter 5:6-7

14. God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. -Psalm 46:1

15. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. -Psalms 94:19

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