10 verses to pray when you’re feeling overwhelmed


You know what I’m talking about…Overtired. Overstressed. Over it. I’ve just come through a season where I have felt SO overwhelmed. Anxious. Fearful even. I felt like there wasn’t enough time…that I didn’t have enough energy…that I wasn’t enough. Just ask anyone who happened to cross my path. Oh my goodness! I had gone from feeling overwhelmed to talking about feeling overwhelmed! I became so consumed by those feelings of anxiety that I became completely ineffective as mom, as a wife, as a child of God

When I’m struggling with anxiety and feelings of being overwhelmed its so easy to just internalize it. To push people away. To push God away.  But the truth is that no matter how we feel, God is always there for us. He is always for us. He is unchanging. He is trustworthy. 

As you read the verses below, don’t allow yourself to just skim over them, but allow them to sit on your heart.  Allow yourself to believe the truths of His character and who He is. 

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Verses for anxiety and overwhelm.

Isaiah 66:13 (Contemporary  English Version)

I will comfort you there like a mother comforting her child

Psalm 34:17 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Yet when holy lovers of God cry out to him with all their hearts, the Lord will hear them and come to rescue them from all their troubles. 

Psalm 46:10 English Standard Version (ESV)

Be still, and know that I am God.

Philippians 4:19 English Standard Version (ESV)

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 

 John 16:33 The Passion Translation (TPT)

And everything I’ve taught you is so that the peace which is in me will be in you and will give you great confidence as you rest in me. For in this unbelieving world you will experience trouble and sorrows, but you must be courageous for I have conquered the world!

Psalm 55:22 New International Version (NIV)

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.

1 Peter 5:7 New International Version (NIV)

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 

Proverbs 3:5-6 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make. Become intimate with him in whatever you do, and he will lead you wherever you go.  

2 Timothy 1:7 HCSB

For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.

Philippians 4:6-7 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell him every detail of your life, then God’s wonderful peace that transcends human understanding, will make the answers known to you through Jesus Christ.

If you’d like to read about how I pray the scripture to fight feelings of overwhelm, see here and download your war room printable ‘A prayer for an anxious heart.’

What scriptures do you lean on in times of overwhelm?

love, Kerry
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