Lately, I’ve been drowning. I’ve felt overwhelmed by the obligations of work, home, and family and as a result, I’ve been struggling with a lot of anxiety and stress. I’ve tried all of the time management tips I could find on Google, practiced meditations, and experimented with a variety of other self-care tips but nothing was working. What I realized I truly needed was to connect with the word of God and find comfort in the Bible verses that speak to anxious feelings.
When you’re feeling overwhelmed, I’ve found that scripture is often the best source of comfort.
Almost everyone I know seems to be struggling with feeling overwhelmed and stressed right now. It’s scrolling through my Twitter feed and it’s in threads on my Facebook page. Everyone is trying to find balance as they struggle to juggle being a spouse, a parent, an employee, a boss, a friend, and more every day. It’s a lot of pressure and it’s hard to keep up.
It makes me sad to see so many people drowning in this sea of overwhelming pressure. Stress and anxiety are able to manifest in painful physical symptoms so seeking peace in our hearts is important for our overall wellness. We need to learn to manage our feelings of overwhelm and seek a comforting place to rest our hearts when it feels like the burden is too much.
I recently realized I wasn’t doing enough to feed myself spiritually. I had a lot of different things demanding my time but nothing did anything to comfort me spiritually. I needed to balance my spiritual needs with the demands of family and career that were monopolizing my time.
It’s easy to feel that overwhelmed stress when you’re juggling so much and sometimes you need to steal a few moments to sit and talk with God. It provides a lot of comforts and to help I put together a list of my favorite Bible verses for when you’re feeling overwhelmed. I started practicing yoga with at home videos through yogadownload.com and I blocked out time to sit, relax, and read.
Bible verses for when you’re feeling overwhelmed
Find peace in the plan God has for you so you can grow in your faith and move toward more peace and less stress.
1 Peter 5:7
Cast your anxieties on him, for he cares for you.
From the end of the earth I will cry to
Philippians 4:5 – 6
The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything.
When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, Then You knew my path. In the way in which I walk They have secretly set a snare for me.
Come to me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.
1 Samuel 2:2
There is none holy like the LORD: Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. For there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God.
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.
But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
and one more for good measure…
Be still, and know that I am God.
If you’re continuing to fight stress and overwhelm and are looking for a great resource, I highly recommend one of my favorites, Let God Fight Your Battles by Joyce Meyer.