Bible Verses for Times of Stress

Alex Perez, Senior Staff Writer

With the school year nearing its end, stress is at an all time high. Often in times of stress, turning to scripture can be one of the most comforting remedies. In God’s words we can find verses that lift us up and give us hope whenever we are feeling down. The Achona staff hopes that some of these bible verses below help to relieve the stressors of your life.

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James 1: 2-4

2″ Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

Luke 21: 19

19 “Stand firm, and you will win life.”

Psalm 94: 19

“When anxiety was great within me,

   your consolation brought me joy.”

Romans 8: 28

28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.”

Matthew 11: 28

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

John 14: 1

“Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God, trust also in me.”

Isaiah 40: 30-31

“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.”

Proverbs 16: 3

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”

Psalm 46: 1-3

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and mountains quake and with their surging.”

Proverbs 3: 5-6

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Joshua 1: 9

“Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Philippians 4: 6-7

“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.”

Overall, the Bible tells us to put all of our faith into God and he will take care and comfort you. Don’t let stress get the best of you.