12 verses for meditation- anxiety

12 Verses for Meditation- Anxiety

Anxiety is something most of us experience at some point in our lives. In fact 264 million people around the world* and these figures have almost doubled since 1990 according to the World Health Organisation. So, we should be no stranger to this.

But there are ways in which we can begin to tackle, reduce and overcome the feelings and symptoms of anxiety.

One of which is meditation. Meditation helps to clear feelings of overload and stress, reduces negative emotions and increases awareness, patience and tolerance.*

Below are some scriptures for you to meditate on. These verses should help you, refocus and become mindful of God as well as reaffirm hope, trust and comfort. When practised enough, you will become more resilient and stronger in Christ, which will help you in dealing with stressful situations and anxiety.

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Verses- Anxiety

Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

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.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.


Psalm 9:9 The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Deuteronomy 31:8 It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

2 Timothy 1:7 For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

12 verses for meditation- anxiety

2 Corinthians 12:10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Psalm 23:1-4 A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

English Standard Version (ESV)

Let us know in comments how you get on and if you have additional verses that have helped you with anxiety.

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