10 Bible Verses to Lean Into When You Feel Stressed

Money is tight. The schedule is crammed. Work is overwhelming. The list could go on and on and on. Let’s be honest—life can get stressful.

And when you find yourself stressed (which will happen), lean into Scripture. Feel free to use these verses as a starting point.

  1. Consider it a great joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you experience various trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.  And let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.James 1:2-4
  2. Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Don’t let your heart be troubled or fearful. John 14:27
  3. Commit your activities to the Lord, and your plans will be established.Proverbs 16:3
  4. I called to the Lord in distress; the Lord answered me and put me in a spacious place. The Lord is for me; I will not be afraid. What can a mere mortal do to me?Psalm 118:5-6
  5. If I say, “My foot is slipping,” your faithful love will support me, Lord. When I am filled with cares, your comfort brings me joy.Psalm 94:18-19
  6. Now the mind-set of the flesh is death, but the mind-set of the Spirit is life and peace.Romans 8:6
  7. Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.Philippians 4:6-7
  8. Now we have this treasure in clay jars, so that this extraordinary power may be from God and not from us. We are afflicted in every way but not crushed; we are perplexed but not in despair; we are persecuted but not abandoned; we are struck down but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:7-9
  9. Trouble and distress have overtaken me, but your commands are my delight.Psalm 119:143
  10. “Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take up my yoke and learn from me, because I am lowly 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

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