Faith & Encouragement: 6 Bible Verses I Read When I Feel Anxious
In my previous pregnancy update post, I wrote about how having anxiety during pregnancy can be very hard. I also mentioned I’ve been in deep prayer about my anxiety disorder and finding healing and God’s peace.
Aside from praying about my anxiety, I also like to read a Psalm a day. I started reading the Psalms for a Lenten challenge because I had never actually taken the time to read Psalms. I mean, I’ve read a Psalm here and there, but I never read the book in it’s entirety.
I am so glad I started reading The Book of Psalms because I have found many scripture passages which encourage me greatly! I have even discovered many of the verses can be used for prayer.
Today I thought I’d share a few scripture passages I have read in The Book of Psalms which have been helpful for me with my anxiety.
Pray because God hears your voice!
For to You I will pray.
My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord;
In the morning I will direct it to You,
And I will look up.
God is with you even when you feel distressed.
Turn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me,
For I am desolate and afflicted.
The troubles of my heart have enlarged;
Bring me out of distresses!
Look on my affliction and my pain,
And forgive all my sins.
Whom shall You Fear?
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life,
Of whom shall I be afraid?
Have patience and wait on the Lord!
Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!
God is your strength and your shield!
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
And with my song I will praise Him.
Joy comes in the morning!
His favor is for life;
Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning.
If you haven’t read The Book of Psalms or used it as a tool for encouragement during troubling times, I highly recommend you do!
Since beginning my Lenten journey this Easter season, I have pleasantly found meditating on the Word strengthens me, especially when I feel weak. And yes, even on those days when I don’t feel like reading my Bible.
When I stay in God’s Word, it keeps me connected to Him. I hope you, too, find these scripture passages encouraging and uplifting, too. Be blessed!
Peace & Love,