Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the burdens of this world or become so exhausted that even sleep doesn’t feel like enough? It’s times like these when we most need to feast on the Word of God to refill our tanks. He will minister peace to our hearts and strength to our bodies as we press into Him for refreshing! I hope these 15 bible verses to help you de-stress are as much a blessing to you as they have been to me!
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. –Philippians 4:6-7
The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. –Romans 16:20
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. –John 14:27
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is— his good, pleasing and perfect will. –Romans 12:2
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. –Proverbs 16:3
“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.” –Matthew 11:28-30
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? –Psalm 56:3-4
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. –James 1-2-4
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. –Psalm 94:19
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. –Isaiah 40:31
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. –2 Corinthians 4:7-9
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. –Psalm 55:22
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. –Romans 8:28
I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. –Psalm 16:8
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. –Proverbs 3:5-6
For good measure, let’s meditate on this bonus scripture, too! This little excerpt out of Matthew is my go-to when I’m tired, afraid, anxious, overwhelmed, or discouraged. I find it’s words so uplifting and I hope they speak to your heart, too!
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious 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: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?” (Matt 6:25-27)
What bible verses are your favorite go-tos for stress relief and comfort? I would LOVE to hear them in the comments!
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