We’re often told not to worry or not to be anxious… and then we think harder and longer about all the things that could go wrong—the exact opposite of what we wanted to accomplish.
Instead of filling our mind with “should nots,” we can fill it with truth and promises from God’s Word. Dwelling on these verses and His Truth has made it easier for me to be less anxious, and I hope it does the same for you!
All verses are from the New American Standard Bible.
1 Kings 8:56
Blessed be the LORD, who has given rest to His people Israel in accordance with everything that He promised; not one word has failed of all His good promise, which He promised through Moses His servant.
For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.
Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
Proverbs 3:25, 26
Do not be afraid of sudden fear nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes; for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.
Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will also help you, I will also uphold you with My righteous right hand.
The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, and He knows those who take refuge in Him.
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
2 Corinthians 1:3–5
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.
Let’s hold firmly to the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.