11 Psalms for Anxiety

Anxiety is nothing new. We all struggle with anxiety whether it’s having to take a test the next day or going for a job interview. We get butterflies and sweaty palms once in awhile. David, who we know from the Bible, also struggled with anxiety but he found strength in his faith in God. Because of his struggles and his great faith he wrote the Psalms. In fact there are many psalms for anxiety that we can draw from as David went through tumultuous times such as when his life was threatened by King Saul.

There have been many times that I struggled with anxiety, times when I was feeling myself being drawn further away from God. Because of that I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to draw close in my relationship with Him. I was afraid that it was too late and he would be disappointed in me until I read the first page of Psalms.

I felt this warm feeling of hope and love when I read a few verses. I felt closer to God than ever before and I felt the anxiety and the fear melt away and soon enough I felt his presence near me. I felt safe and knew nothing could harm me.

It wasn’t until then that I knew that it wasn’t too late for me and that He still loves me.

You may be feeling the way I did. You may be feeling like you cannot draw near to God. You may feel like your anxiety makes you too flawed for Him. But it doesn’t.

So I wanted to share some verses that had helped me ease my anxiety and drew me closer to God. Reach out to God, He will hear you, he’s always listening.

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Psalms for Anxiety

“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me”

Psalm 138:7

” Praise be to the Lord, my rock who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle”

Psalm 144:1

” He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer”.

Psalm 144:2

” He is the maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them-he remains faithful forever”

Psalm 146:6

” He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry”

Psalm 146:7

” The Lord sets prisoners free, the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous.”

Psalm 146:8

” The Lord watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked”

Psalm 146:9

” He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes, with the princes of his people. He settles the childless mother in her home as a happy mother of children.”

Psalm 113:7-9

” I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live. The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. The Lord protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me.”

Psalm 116:1-6

” When hard pressed, I cried out to the Lord; he. brought me into a spacious space. The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? The Lord is with me; he is my helper. I look in triumph on my enemies.”

Psalm:118:5-7

” The Lord is builds up Jerusalem; the gathers the exiles of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars and calls them by each name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit. The Lord sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.”

Psalm: 147:2-6

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Anxiety Does Not Keep You From God

Anxiety is never fun to go through; I know I’ve been there. But God knows and He listens. All you have to do is cast your troubles unto him and read his Word and pray for His help.

There is nothing too big for God to handle. There is no one too flawed or too broken for God to use.

You are loved by Him and you should never forget that.

If you are new to prayer, you can visit my mom’s post at Worth Beyond Rubies on learning to pray! It is my prayer that these Psalms for anxiety will help you as you grow in your relationship with the Lord.

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14 Comments

  1. Gabby! This is fabulous! I’ll be praying that you reach many young women and encourage them on their own journeys!

  2. Someone somewhere needed to read this, Gabrielle. God gave you a platform and you are stewarding it so well.
    Continue to do all for His glory 🤎 God Bless!

  3. Gabby, this is so beautiful and just what I needed to read this morning! God is going to use you mightily to speak to and encourage the hearts of more women than you will be able to count! Bless you … 🙏❤

    1. Hi Marva, I’m so happy you loved the blog! Can’t wait to continue our journey together god bless!

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