Bible Verses on Anxiety, Fear

By   •   January 18, 2015   •   Topics: ,

Billy Graham once said, “The Bible is not an option; it’s a necessity.” This is especially true in times of despair that can lead to anxiety and fear. These are a few of many Bible verses to refer to for peace and comfort.


“We can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?’”
—Hebrews 13:6

“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

“I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”
—Psalm 34:4

“Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.”
—Psalm 42:5

“Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.”
—Matthew 6:34

“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.”
—2 Corinthians 4:8-9

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
—Psalm 23:1-6

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”
—1 Peter 5:5-7

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
—Revelation 21:4

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  1. Kristin says:

    I have terrible anxiety about my kids getting sick and something happening to them. I don’t know how to control my fears. I pray and pray and give it to the Lord, but somehow I can’t completely let it go. I want to not let my fears ruin so much of my life. Please Lord give me the strength to put it in your hands and leave it there like you teach us to do. Thank you, Lord!

    1. Lisa says:

      I sought these verses out for literally the exact same reason. Word for word. I do not want fear to rule my life. I know better. But I don’t know how to let it go. It helps to read that I’m not the only one.

  2. Marissa lopez says:

    I have been dealing with anxiety for many years. Just within the last couple of years I have had fears of not seeing my two kids grow up. It seems like all of it started by viewing things on the internet. I get so fearful that my chest feels like it’s tightening and I just break down crying with that one question I always have—will I see my two kids grow up?

  3. Barara says:

    The Lord led me to this site seeking peace. Anxiety attacks came upon me all of a sudden after I had knee surgery. I noticed the anxiety attacks began to attack my mind after taking medication for pain after surgery. Since then I have stopped the pain medication. Please pray for me in Jesus’ name.

    1. BGEA says:

      Hi Barara,

      We prayed that the Lord would give you peace and comfort, taking away your anxiety. May you find rest in Him.

      —BGEA Team

  4. Ty says:

    I have been dealing with anxiety, fear and self-esteem issues for the past couple of months. I just want it to be gone. I believe in the Father God. I want to know more about him and keep praying for him to watch over me and my family, and heal me. I want to praise him more and love him more.