Kids today are under pressure like never before and the levels of anxiety they face should concern every parent, teacher, and children’s pastor. That’s why we put together this list of scripture for dealing with anxiety. We recommend printing this resource and helping kids prepare to face their stress with the power of God’s Word. Don’t miss our Bible lesson for kids on overcoming anxiety.
Anxious children need to know that God is with them. That’s why we’ve put together this list of scripture quotes for dealing with anxiety. With the help of God’s Word, kids will be better equipped to face their stress and overcome anxiety.
Philippians 4:6-7 Don’t hold on to your stress, but give it to God through prayer!
This is a great promise for kids to claim when they’re feeling anxious. This scripture can give comfort and peace of mind no matter what the struggle because God’s peace is just a prayer away!
Philippians 4:6-7 NIrV 🙏🏾 Don’t worry about anything. Instead, tell God about everything. Ask and pray. Give thanks to him. (7) Then God’s peace will watch over your hearts and your minds because you belong to Christ Jesus. God’s peace can never be completely understood.
Philippians 4:6-7 NLT 🙏🏾 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. (7) Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 ESV 🙏🏾 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (7) And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 41:10 God is with use and will help when we are afraid.
Anxiety and fear are two sides of the same problem, but trusting God is the solution for both. This Bible verse from the prophet Isaiah will help kids remember that God is bigger than any stress they are facing.
Isaiah 41:10 ESV 😱 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.
Isaiah 41:10 NIrV 😱 So do not be afraid. I am with you. Do not be terrified. I am your God. I will make you strong and help you. My powerful right hand will take good care of you. I always do what is right.
Isaiah 41:10 NLT 😱 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
Psalm 56:3-4 Trust in God, he will help overcome anxiety.
King David knew a lot about hard times and dealing with stress. That’s why the book of Psalms are so powerful when dealing with anxiety. They show us how to praise and pray our way back to God no matter the stress we face.
Psalm 56:3-4 ESV 😰 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?
Psalm 56:3-4 NIrV 😰 When I’m afraid, I will trust in you. I trust in God. I praise his word. I trust in God. I will not be afraid. What can people do to me?
Psalm 56:3-4 NLT 😰 But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?
Psalm 94:19 God can turn our worry into joy.
Jesus is Lord of everything, including our emotions of worry and anxiety. That’s why the Bible always says look to God when we feel overwhelmed and stressed out. He can turn that frown upside down!
Psalms 94:19 ESV 🙃 When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.
Psalms 94:19 NIrV 🙃 I was very worried. But your comfort brought joy to my heart.
Psalms 94:19 NLT 🙃 When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.
John 14:27 Jesus promises peace to overcome sadness, stress, and fear.
No list of scriptures on anxiety would be complete without looking at what Jesus says about overcoming stress in our lives. He offers to trade our sadness for peace of mind and heart! Through the gift of the Holy Spirit, Jesus is always right with us in times of trouble.
John 14:27 (ESV) 🕊️ Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
John 14:27 (NIrV) 🕊️ “I leave my peace with you. I give my peace to you. I do not give it to you as the world does. Do not let your hearts be troubled. And do not be afraid.
John 14:27 (NLT) 🕊️ “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
2 Timothy 1:7 Paul’s says we can overcoming anxiety through the Holy Spirit.
The Apostle Paul knew a lot of stressful times in his life, but he learned that Jesus was right beside him in the darkest moments. That’s why he says the spirit isn’t leading us into fear but to powerful love and self-control.
2 Timothy 1:7 (ESV) 💪🏾 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
2 Timothy 1:7 (NIrV) 💪🏾 God didn’t give us a spirit that makes us weak and fearful. He gave us a spirit that gives us power and love. It helps us control ourselves.
2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT) 💪🏾 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
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