✝︎ Bible Verses to Help Overcome Fear and Anxiety

woman reading the bible about fear

by Kim Johnson

“The presence of fear does not mean you have no faith. Fear visits everyone. 

But make your fear a visitor not a resident.”

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Hebrews 13:6

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

Philippians 4:6-7

“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.”

Psalm 34:4

“I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”

Psalm 42:5

“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.”

Matthew 6:34

“Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.”

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.”

Psalm 23:1-6

“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.”

1 Peter 5:5-7

“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.”

Revelation 21:4

“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.”

2 Timothy 1:7

“But God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of power, love and self-control.”

Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.”