Meditate on Scripture to Overcome Anxiety and Fear
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
─ Matthew 11:28 NKJV
Do you have a go-to verse when it comes to anxiety and fear? Every single person who ever walked the earth faced fear, worried about things, and felt anxiety, especially about the things out of their control. As Christ followers we are people of promise. Our hope and future is directly connected to the promises found in God’s Word for us.
When our minds stay focused on God’s truth for our lives, we can experience the peace Jesus offered in today’s verse. How would you respond if Jesus said to you today, “Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Then come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis” (Matthew 11:28 TPT). It’s a peaceful verse to keep on your heart to meditate on.
Here are a few Scriptures to keep before you as You trust God to help you overcome anxiety and fear.
Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV
Be anxious for nothing, 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 minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:8-9 NKJV
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
Romans 5:3-5 NKJV
And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Psalm 121:1-2 NKJV
I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
Today’s One Thing
Get a three-ring binder and begin collecting stories, or examples of things God has done for you. As you build your notebook with written reminders, or pictures, etc., let it serve as a reminder of how God took care of you then, and that He will definitely take care of you now.