70 Bible Verses About Stress

Everyone living in this world inevitably has to cope with tremendous stress, be it stress at work, stress from family, stress from school, stress due to expectations and even stress from social media. All of us live in a world full of noise, hurry, worry, stress and activity. The news we read from papers are also full of crimes, plane crashes, natural disasters, terrorism etc. Even social media channels which are supposed to help us share useful content and information more efficiently, are emitting stress. For example, people find ways to present an idealized version of their own life that doesn't reflect reality, creating pressure for themselves while trying hard to improve their online image.

So when stress comes to us, do we have any answers or ways to counter it? Maybe you have your own way of dealing with stress but the bible has given us some of the best advice that we Christians ought to seek. These bible verses about stress can help to guide you through tough times when you are hit with extreme struggle, stress and uncertainty. Let us refer to the bible scriptures on stress below and may it comfort you when you seek the Lord.

Bible Verses About Dealing With Stress

  • I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. ~ Psalm 34:4
  • Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. ~ James 1:2-4
  • When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord; he brought me into a spacious place. The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? ~ Psalm 118:5-6
  • But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. ~ 2 Corinthians 4:7-9
  • The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. ~ Romans 16:20
  • He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters. ~ Psalm 23:2
  • They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. ~ Luke 6:48
  • For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. ~ 1 Corinthians 3:11
  • In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. ~ Proverbs 16:9
  • And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. ~ Romans 8:28
  • The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. ~ Romans 8:6
  • Stand firm, and you will win life. ~ Luke 21:19
  • Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this. ~ Psalm 37:5
  • Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. ~ Romans 12:1
  • Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. ~ Luke 21:34
  • God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. ~ Psalm 46:1-3
  • 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
  • I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. ~ Psalm 27:13-14
  • Then I heard a voice from heaven say, "Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on." "Yes," says the Spirit, "they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them." ~ Revelation 14:13
  • And teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. ~ Matthew 28:20
  • Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. ~ James 1:12
  • Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. ~ 1 Corinthians 16:13
  • The Lord replied, 'My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.' ~ Exodus 33:14
  • Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. ~ Joshua 1:9
  • Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. ~ 1 Peter 5:6-7
  • From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety, for you are my safe refuge. ~ Psalm 61:3
  • So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?" ~ Hebrews 13:6
  • When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise — in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? ~ Psalm 56:3-4
  • The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. ~ Psalm 9:9
  • So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ~ Isaiah 41:10
  • The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all. ~ Psalm 34:18-19
  • Say to those with fearful hearts, "Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you." ~ Isaiah 35:4
  • But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. ~ Galatians 5:22-23
  • The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. ~ Psalm 34:17
  • Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. ~ 2 Thessalonians 3:16
  • A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. ~ Proverbs 17:22
  • His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. ~ 2 Peter 1:3
  • In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. ~ Psalm 4:8

Bible Verses For Work Stress Relief

Most of us have a job and those who don't, they probably have a business of their own. It doesn't matter whether you are working in a office as an employer, manager, CEO or director, you will face different level of stress at different corporate levels. An example, your boss is chasing you for an urgent task even though you have another 5 urgent tasks on hand. Your phone keeps ringing non-stop and your email keeps popping up with new messages every few minutes.

It could be really a stressful day for you, you've promised yourself to do your best and succeed in your career but when expectations rise and pressure mounts, you doubt if you are capable of handling the job. Though this is a reality and our ability may fail us, God's words and promises never fail. Below are some bible verses about overcoming work stress when you feel stretched thin, defeated, hopeless and overwhelmed.

  • 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
  • If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. ~ James 1:5
  • I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. ~ Psalm 32:8
  • Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. ~ Isaiah 40:30-31
  • 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
  • You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. ~ Isaiah 26:3
  • 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
  • He says, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." ~ Psalm 46:10
  • Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ~ John 14:27
  • I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. ~ John 16:33
  • But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded. ~ 2 Chronicles 15:7

Bible Verses For Stressed College Students

College is one of our life journey that we enjoyed the most, partly because it’s fun, exciting and we get to meet a lot of new friends. However stress are inevitable when the time for tests, papers, social events, work and quizzes come. While it’s important that our children are equipped with great knowledge, we should always remind them that they study for a purpose and they are studying for God.

So when the kids get real stressed up about their school work, let’s pray for them and comfort them. Below are some of the bible verses to help stressed students pray when they have hard times in school. Great reminder to trust God in all times!

  • 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
  • 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
  • Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. ~ John 14:1
  • Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. ~ Psalm 55:22
  • Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. ~ Romans 12:2
  • Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight. ~ Psalm 119:143
  • I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. ~ Psalm 16:8
  • When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. ~ Psalm 94:19
  • Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. ~ Proverbs 16:3
  • May the Lord our God be with us as he was with our ancestors; may he never leave us nor forsake us. ~ 1 Kings 8:57
  • But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. ~ 2 Corinthians 12:9

Bible Verses To Overcome Financial Stress

I believe all of us have times when we struggled with our finances. No matter how well we have planned for the future, how much we have saved up and how careful we have been with our finances, something always goes wrong. There’s sudden influx of bills, expenses shot up, repair and maintenance fees needed for vehicle and then comes the insurance premiums again. Then we start to get anxious when our money in the bank reduces.

While we struggle, we need to turn to God’s word to find his truth and promises in order to reestablish hope for the future. Nothing provides us the answers better than the bible itself. Below are some of the bible verses to ease your financial worries.

  • Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. ~ Matthew 6:34
  • So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. ~ Matthew 6:31-32
  • “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! ~ Matthew 7:9-11
  • And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. ~ 2 Corinthians 9:8
  • And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:19
  • 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 6:26-27
  • 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 6:25-27
  • Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? ~ Luke 12:25-26
  • Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” ~ Luke 6:38
  • If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. ~ Matthew 21:22

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