Hi mama! Today I’m sharing ten Bible verses for anxiety and depression, which is a common issue we face as women.
One of the key ways I personally deal with anxiety is through prayer and scripture application, which means I apply Bible verses to my anxious thoughts.
So here I want to highlight the importance of both reading God’s word and applying it to your mind when you feel tempted to have anxious or depressive thoughts.
As Christ followers, it’s important we take every thought captive to make it obedient to He who describes Himself as the Way, the Truth and the Life – Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5)
Bible Verses For Anxiety and Depression
1. Do Not Be Anxious About Anything
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6 – NIV)
2. For God Gave Us A Spirit Not Of Fear
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” (2 Timothy 1:7 – ESV)
3. They Who Wait For The Lord
“They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”(Isaiah 40:31)
4. Do Not Worry About Your Life
“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?” Matthew 6:25 (NIV)
5. The Righteous Cry Out
“The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.” (Psalm 34:17 – NIV)
6. The Lord Himself Goes Before You
“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” (Deuteronomy 31:8 – NIV)
7. Whatever Is True, Whatever Is Noble
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8 – NIV)
8. That In Me You May Have Peace
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 – ESV)
9. I Can Do All Things Through Christ
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13 – NKJV)
10. Come To Me, All Who Labor
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28 – ESV)
Meditate on scripture
One of the key ways we can put an end to our anxious thoughts is to meditate on scripture and ask the Holy Spirit that He would remind us of it when we go through temptation and bring us greater knowledge of truth.
As Jesus says:
If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John 8:31-32)
That’s it for today. Pin this post for later!