Best Psalms for Anxiety – Growing up, I was fond of worrying a lot, I think about a lot of things which always keeps me unhappy and also weighs me down. I realized that the more I get worried, the more the level of my worries increased. It was later accompained with fear, in my mind, I conceived about a lot of negative thoughts which most times, do not happen. My problems were really overexaggerated. That was what led me to seek for help until I come across these Psalms for calming anxiety from the Scriptures.
I discovered that anxiety does not set tommorow free of it’s sorrows. As long as you allow fear to take the lead, you will never go where God wants to take you to. The scriptures made me to understand that God will help you to confront and conquer the fear that is controlling you. When God is the source of your strength, you can face your worst fears and overcome them. Fear only lets you indulge yourself for a while in flights of wishful thinking. Don’t let fear to defeat you, don’t let fear rob you of your potential, don’t also let it make you become smaller than you are. Believe God for great things, then step out and attempt to do them in his strength. If you do you will succeed.
Best Psalms for Anxiety
Do not fear
Psalm 23:6-7 “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 guides me in paths of righteousness for his name 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.
Psalm 121:1-8 “I lift up my eyes to the hills – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip – he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Isreal will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you – the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by the night. The Lord will keep you from all harm – the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”
Psalm 91:5-8 “You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.”
Psalm 9:9-10 “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, O Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.”
Psalm 20:6-8 “Now I know that the Lord saves his annoited; he answers him from his holy heaven with his saving power of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.”
Psalm 18:6 “In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From his temple hhe heard my voice; my cry came before him, unto his ears.”
Psalm 40:1 “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry, he lifted me out of slimy pit, out of the mud and more; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God, many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.”
Psalm 28:6-7 ” Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry for mercy. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him , and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.”
Psam 27:1 ” The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?”
Psalm 27:14 “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
Psalm 46:11 “Thel Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.”
Psalm 125:1 “Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion which cannot be shaken but endures forever.”
Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God, I will be exalted among nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
God Answers Prayers
Psalm 22:24 “For he has not despised or disdained the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help.”
Psalm 6:9-10 “The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer. All my enemies will be ashamed and dismayed; they will turn back in sudden disgrace.”
Psalm 69:3 “The Lord hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.”
Psalm 66:5 “Come and see what God has done, how awesome his works in man’s behalf.”
Psalm 66:20 “Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or witheld his love for me.”
Psalm 55:16 “But I call to God, and the Lord saves me.”
Psalm 54:7 “For he has delivered me from all my troubles, and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.”
Psalm 147:3 “He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.”
Psalm 55:17 “Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress and hears my voice.”
God cares for us and our needs
Psalm 55:22 “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.”
Psalm 130: ” O Isreal, put your hope in the Lord for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.”
Psalm 48:8 “As we have heard, so we have seen in the city of the Lord Almighty, in the city of our God: God makes her secure forever.”
Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength an ever-present in trouble.”
Psalm 56:3-4 “When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God whose word I praise, in God I trust, I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?
Psalm 46:8 “Come and see the works of the Lord, the desolations he has brought on the earth.”
Summary; Anxiety gives rise to more fear which can be devastating. It creates potential danger and great disasters for us. Fear paralyses and undermines our faith in God, others and yourself.
How then do we deal with Anxiety?
By running to the scriptures, putting our trust in the Lord, commit yourself to him, hope in him, confide in him for God is the everlasting Rock. Put your faith in God because he has asked us not to fear anything. Psalm 118:6 “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
What are you afraid of?
Is it your marriage, academics, career, health, parenting struggles and relationship, don’t be a slave to fear, rather set yourself free from it. God is with you and he has promised to be with you in all situation.
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