Top 20 Uplifting Bible Verses for Worry and Stress

If you’re plagued by worry and anxiety, the scriptures are filled with uplifting passages to inspire you and help you remember that God is always in control—and He has a plan. Your worries might be big, but your God is bigger. The following are just a few empowering Bible verses to help you stay strong as you manage your stress and anxiety. 

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Jesus’ Words About Worry and Stress

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

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” - Matthew 6:25-27

“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

With God, all things are possible.” - Matthew 19:26

“‘Martha, Martha,’ the Lord answered, ‘you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed-or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.’” - Luke 10:41-42

Other Important Bible Verses About Worry 

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” - Jeremiah 29:11

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me. Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” - Psalm 23:1-4

"Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.” - Proverbs 12:25

“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

Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” - Jeremiah 17:7-8

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” - Romans 15:13

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” - Joshua 1:9

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” - Colossians 3:15

When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.” - Isaiah 43:2 

“I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.” - Psalm 34:4

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” - 2 Timothy 1:7

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all of the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” - Psalm 23:6

Be still and know that I am God.” - Psalm 46:10

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Take Comfort in God’s Promises 

Want even more inspiring verses to reflect on? Websites like and Bible Gateway offer a user-friendly search feature, so you can search for terms like “worry” or “fear” and use the customized search results as your own personal devotionals. 

Let the words of Jesus Christ and the prophets give you peace whenever worry and stress set in. And if you need even more daily inspiration, here is yet another powerful message that you can reflect on: “Because he lives, I can face tomorrow.” 

Reflecting on God’s Word might not make the worries disappear. After all, you’re only human. But the right scriptures can help to restore hope during your most troubled times, and that’s a great place to start. 

1 comment

  • T.Scott

    Thank you for bringing me back to God in a time of anxiety, worry, and isolation…

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