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Scripture to Combat Fear and Anxiety

Posted on: April 2nd, 2014 by Laurie Coombs 3 Comments

My girls are home for spring break this week and next, and I’m taking some time off to be with them. But I leave you with scriptures that address fear and anxiety. This is God’s Word. It’s truth. Read it as such. God said these things about YOU! What I like to do is write the scriptures that particularly speak to me in that moment on index cards. I have a little index card binder I bought at Office Depot that holds all the cards, and I try to read them out loud every day at some point. This is particularly helpful to do when you’re struggling. Instead of sitting in your struggles, turn to God’s Word and speak truth over your mind, your situation, and your feelings!

God bless you! I’ll be back soon… 

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Fear thou not; for I am with thee. – Isaiah 41:10 

God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. – 2 Timothy 1:7 

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:not as the world giveth, give I unto you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. – John 14:27 

Do not be anxious about anything, 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 your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7 

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me–practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. – Philippians 4:8-9

I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.  I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:11-13 

“Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.  Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” –  Matthew 6:34 (Jesus speaking) 

“Do not fear, only believe.” – Mark 5:36 (Jesus speaking) 

Say to those who have and 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

Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light. – Matthew 11:28-30

Further reading…

Luke 12:22-34

Matthew 6:25-33

There’s so much more! Read the Word! Speak it over yourself and those you love over and over. Fill your mind with God’s truth, and you will see victory in your life!

  • I love the sticky note idea! Thanks, Paula!

  • kgirl87

    loved all of them, thank you for your posts!

  • PaulaKechisenCollins

    Laurie,
    I am loving and enjoying these scripture passages.  So many of those I have held close to my heart for years.  I love a God who keeps his promises.  I have mine on index cards and sticky notes.  I like the sticky notes since I can put it on the mirror in the morning for my first reminder from God.