Prayer To Let Go Of My Fears And Worries
Bible Verses About Worry: 20 Comforting Scripture Quotes
Worry is one of the areas of my Christian walk that I struggle continuously with. I am always needing to read scriptures and be reminded that God has asked us not to worry but to trust Him completely.
It is this reassurance and these Bible verses about worry that help during stressful times or times filled with anxiety.
I would ask you to say a prayer before reading these that God uses them to speak to you today.
What did Jesus Say About Worry?
Matthew 6:25-27 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on.
Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.“
Luke 12:25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
John 14:27 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.
Worry Bible Verses- All About Peace
Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.
Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved
Worry Bible Scriptures Mentioning Anxiety
Proverbs 12:25 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.
Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, 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 your minds in Christ Jesus.
1 Peter 5:7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Worry Verses Say Do Not Fear
Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Isaiah 43:1-3 But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you.
Hebrews 13:6 So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
Additional Bible Verses Related to Worry
Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
Psalm 56:3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
Psalm 121:1-2 I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Romans 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Christian Quotes About Worry
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.- Corrie Ten Boom
I’ll give you some symptoms of a sign that your faith is deteriorating–whenever you face all of your problems and you trust only your plans to get you out–it is a sign that your faith is deteriorating. – T.D. Jakes
No one can pray and worry at the same time.- Max LucadoKnowing that God is faithful, it really helps me to not be captivated by worry. But knowing that He will do what He has said, He will cause it to happen, whatever He has promised, and then it causes me to be less involved in worrying about a situation.- Josh McDowell
Worry is the sin of distrusting the promise and providence of God, and yet it is a sin that Christians commit perhaps more frequently than any other.- John MacArthur
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A Guide To Letting Go: How To Let Go Of Fear, Anxiety, And Doubt
Of all the negative emotions that can reduce your capacity for attracting what you desire, fear is one of the most potent. Are you anxious, stressed and frightened when you think about everything that could go wrong in life?
If so, you’re not alone! However, you do need to develop a strategy for changing this mindset.
Fear holds you back and keeps you focused on the idea of lack, while love fills you with positivity and heightens your energy vibration in a way that makes your manifestation abilities much more powerful. Here are things you can start doing immediately if you want to learn how to transform fear into love.
Letting Go Step 1: Understand Your Fears
First, you need to analyze your worries and find the root of your unhappiness. This isn’t an easy process. It can be quite scary actually. Many prefer to just ignore their fears because they don’t want to look deeper into them. But in order to become emotionally stronger, we need to address the problem, not hide from it.
1. Embrace And Master Your Emotions
It’s important to understand that transforming fear into love isn’t about repressing or denying the truth of your feeling.
Mastering your emotions is a useful skill here; the thought is that you can fully embrace those emotions, acknowledge them, and find a way of processing them so they can be let go.
Write in a journal, get them out through creative pursuits (such as painting or playing music), or channel them into physical endeavors running, horse riding, dancing or boxing.
2. Write Down Your Fears
This may seem counterintuitive as you will be focusing on your fears. But sometimes facing your problems is important in order to finally let them go.
Find the courage to sit down and write down what has been worrying you.
You will see that some fears are actually ridiculous when put on paper and it will be easy for you to forget about them.
ON the other hand, you might find fears that you didn’t know existed. Don’t worry, this is good. Many of us have fears that are eating us from the inside, but we’ve had them for so long that they became subconscious beliefs and we don’t even realize they exist. So finding hidden fears is food, once they are on the surface you can start the process of letting them go.
3. Demystify Your Fears
A lot of the power of fear comes from the fact that it’s often poorly understood. For example, think about times you’ve experienced crawling unease, a pounding heart or fear of failure without really having a grasp on exactly what frightens you or why.
To free up more space for love and reduce the potency of fear, deliberately seek to understand fear. Look straight at it, and begin to figure out its roots, what it represents, how it relates to your self-image, and so on.
In many cases, you’ll uncover the sorts of limiting beliefs that often hold people back from using the Law of Attraction properly. Plus, you can use tools affirmations and a focus wheel to replace those beliefs with positive, loving ones.
Letting Go Step 2: Work On Letting Go Of Your Fears
Now, that your fears are no longer a secret, you can start eliminating them from your life. You have already made the first and most important step. You became conscious of your condition, and now you have the power to change your relationship with fear forever. Here are a few things that will help you interact with fear in an entirely new way.
1. Focus On Doing Good
At the bottom, we all yearn to be heard, valued and truly seen by other people. Consequently, one of the most meaningful gestures you can make is just to sit with another person and lend a non-judgmental ear to whatever they want to say. Provide empathy, work to understand them, and be fully present in the moment.
This kind of love makes the world of difference to the other person, and it fills you with compassion; the next time you’re feeling fearful, think of how you can offer love in this way, and shift your attention to doing just that.
2. Associate A Special Object With Your Transformation
Just as you might have one specific item that you connect to your Law of Attraction goals, you can assign something similar to the related goal of turning fear into love. A small rock or stone is a common choice here, as you can hold it in the palm of your hand, imagining fear pouring into it and love pouring back it, soaking into your skin.
Other ideas include a piece of jewelry that you can wear any time you need a reminder to focus on love (such as a heart pendant or a rose quartz ring) or a candle with a scent that makes you feel peaceful and steady.
3. Stay Open
It’s natural to shut down during times of fear, even if you’re normally an open person. The next time you feel fear starting to undermine you, fight to keep your mind and heart open to possible courses of action.
Ask yourself what you can do to feel better in your current situation, take small but deliberate steps your comfort zone, and let other people care for you when they want to (instead of pushing them away). Don’t isolate yourself or keep all your worries hidden; use your support network, and know there’s no shame in making yourself vulnerable.
4. Radiate Love
One way of radiating love is to show compassion and understanding to those around you, as suggested above. However, it’s not the only way. For example, you can try meditation exercises that involve imagining your heart sending love to others; whether it’s a community in need, a person experiencing sorrow, or just someone for whom you always wish the very best.
This simple act brings you in tune with abundance, putting you in the right place to manifest what you want to see in your future. In addition, consider the old idea of doing one random act of kindness every day.
As Law of Attraction experts often note, you attract what you send out into the world and doing good things for strangers and friends a helps you to attract much more goodness into your own life.
5 Ways to Let Go of Worries So You Can Be Light and Free
“I vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Our daughter is seeing a counselor to help her deal with anxiety. She’s only ten. Cue mother guilt.
There are a whole lot of (mostly crazy) worries running around her little head, some that even I can’t wrap my head around. So I wrap my arms around her and reassure her that things will be okay.
I give her permission to be anxious, but try to instill resilience so she won’t worry so much. I try to teach her mindfulness and meditation and positive thinking. And I worry, about her and too many things—some role model I am!
Mostly, my daughter worries about something happening to her dad or me.
Separation anxiety is the crux of her problem. She’d been avoiding sleepovers with friends and even her grandparents, and it all came to a head when her school camp loomed large.
The good news is she got through camp, thanks to her resilience, mindfulness, her first counseling session, and our pep talks—and despite my worry, which was wasted, as it always is!
Getting through camp was a big achievement for our daughter in her journey to overcoming anxiety, but she has a road ahead as she deals with her fears about losing us, embedded as they are in processing her feelings about being adopted and the loss of her birthparents in her life.
She has a lot to deal with, yet she is brave, strong, resilient.She’s only ten, but she’s already demonstrating ways to take worry her life. I’m beyond proud.
I gained my own painful insights into the futility of worry through a long journey of infertility and an equally long wait for adoption. Loss of control was the only certainty. Yet, I’ve gained the most clarity through my children’s eyes.
Children teach us lessons every day, if we are open to learning them. And they open our closed minds to lessons we learned as kids but have forgotten.
There was a time when worry didn’t exist, as hard as it is for us adults to imagine. It was all about the present; the future wasn’t to be feared.
The key to taking worry life, I think, is to reconnect with that sense of child- wonder, while bringing to each moment the adult wisdom of knowing that worry will never change what happens. That “this too shall pass.”
Here are five ways to overcome worry that I’ve learned and assimilated from what my daughter has so courageously demonstrated.
1. Accept that some worry is good for you
This sounds counterintuitive, but if you stop worrying about worrying, it’s a really great place to start!
For starters, you need to have some fear in your life for when you are being chased by a lion and need adrenaline to kick in in order to flee (great idea), or when you are confronted and the only choice is to fight.
A bit of worry is normal—good news for anxious people who worry even more about being abnormal. Some stress about consequences keeps us motivated. It keeps us alert to possibilities and shows that we care.
A little bit of worry is natural, normal, and human. Use it wisely.
2. Move through worry
Can you imagine dancing and being worried at the same time?
Of course, even a prima donna ballerina will have at least a hint of stage nerves (for adrenaline, and because she cares). But the dancers we admire so much, who hold us in thrall, they go to a place where worry cannot exist.
It’s a magical place where their bodies meld with the music and become one, and there’s no time, only rhythm and movement and wonder that we humans are even capable of such beauty.
I’ve watched my ten-year-old dance this, and I watch her all the time, flipping, cartwheeling, hand standing and doing walkovers, pirouettes etcetera, over and over. She quite literally moves through her anxiety.She’s not worried at all about dance (other than a few stage nerves), and she loses all other anxious thoughts when she’s lost in the beauty of it.
Movement—be it dance, yoga, running, walking, swimming, or whatever sport or exercise—provides the opportunity to distract yourself from worry, to be lost in the wonder of being able to move your body for its own sake. Little by little, anxiety fades.
3. Sit with worry
When we stop physical activity, we make room for more thoughts, and that can be scary.
This is when we need mindfulness to simply witness those thoughts—not to judge them, not to feed them so they multiply, but to simply observe them as waves rolling in and out.
If you can separate yourself from your worries and focus on your breath, then you can breathe in fresh air and calm and exhale worry. You create both a physical and mental means of release.
You can open the space for stillness, a place where peace replaces worry.
4. Talk back to worry
Anxious thoughts are as persistent as they usually are irrational. When they take over our self-talk, it can feel we can’t change the script. But they’re just lines in a script we run through our heads—a fiction.
Children, with their abundance of imagination, find it harder to separate fact from fiction, and one of the skills my daughter is learning is to think rationally about her anxieties.
For example, I tell her that it’s no more ly something bad will happen to her father and me when she isn’t with us than when she’s tucked up in bed in the next room. She sees the logic.
She worries about us being older parents and not being around for her, and while I can’t change the facts, I can point out that if she does the math her fears of our imminent deaths are unfounded if you look rationally at the figures (we are not that old).
Anxiety cowers in the face of rationality. Arguing back with forceful reason is a way to change your self-talk over time, literally starving your worries of oxygen.
5. Cultivate resilience
Resilience, along with empathy, is the key quality we are trying to instill in our children. If they never have to cope with failure or disappointment, today’s mollycoddled generation risks falling apart in the face of a crisis.
Resilience is your armor against anxiety. When you cultivate resilience, you have a ready reminder of what you’ve already survived (and often thrived through) in the past. You are shielded by the strength you’ve built up and safe in the knowledge that you can prevail, that things will get better.
Resilience is so much more powerful than blind faith that things will be okay, because with resilience you will be okay regardless.
Worry can’t triumph against such resolve.
—I wish I could say that getting over anxiety is easy because even a child can do it, but it’s not. It’s hard for our daughter, but we want to try stop anxiety becoming a painful pattern she takes into adulthood.
For us adults, I think we can only work with and through worry—put it in its place, put ourselves in control. Take the lead in this universal dance through life.
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The Best Way to Overcome Fear and Worry Overload – Counting My Blessings
If fear and worry were sports, I’d have Olympic medals.
It’s really not surprising, worry is fear’s counterpart and I spent decades afraid.
There were the lesser things fear of spiders, heights, and flying and bigger things riots, wars, and terrorism . . . but my greatest fears were something horrible happening to me or one of my loves or their rejection.
Even though I knew most of those things were beyond my control, I would find myself staring at the ceiling in the middle of the night. Most fear and worry is that, isn’t it?
You know, our control?
Why would you and I be afraid of or worry about things we can control? Fear gives in to worry when we feel helpless.
The truth I finally accepted is I was going to deny myself and my family the blessing of a joy-filled wife and mom if I stayed focused on the things that frightened me. I had to make some changes…
Bad things happen whether I am afraid and worried or not. I’ve realized if I can’t change or control the things around me, I need to, with God’s help, change me.
The Apostle Paul wrote:
Do not worry. Learn to pray about everything. Give thanks to God as you ask Him for what you need. The peace of God is much greater than the human mind can understand. This peace will keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6–7
And Jesus said:
“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.” Luke 12:31–32
The beginning of change and recovery from fear and worry overload came through stillness!
Stillness is the Best Way to Overcome Fear and Worry Overload
Wait, don’t leave . . . I know it’s in the quiet and stillness that you do your best fear-filled worrying, but I promise I am not oversimplifying my problem or yours.
Something I’ve realized—I was stuck in a cycle of fear and worry because:
- I focused on the problem or potential problem, not on God.
- I considered my concerns too trivial to bother God.
- I felt surrendering the problem was too risky.
- I knew the thing I feared had happened to someone else. What if God allowed it in my life?
- I didn’t believe He could make me strong enough if my fear came to pass.
- I was ashamed and embarrassed to admit my limited faith.
Bottom line – this was a trust issue.
If I wanted freedom from fear and worry I had to trust God more.
And for me, trust grows in stillness.
When I’m still in God’s presence, I remember the countless ways He has helped me in the past and I’m reminded of who He is.
I trust that…
He alone is God. He is able. He loves me
He alone is God – nothing it outside of His will or ability.
He is able – there is nothing too big for Him to handle or too small for Him to care.
He cares because He loves me – there is nothing I can tell Him that He will ever judge, laugh at, share with anyone else, or use against me.
I can trust Him. You can trust Him.
When He says:
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. Isaiah 41:10
We can trust Him.
So, I will return to the stillness and give my fear and worries to God who is able and loving.
Let’s write our worries and fears down on paper. Name them. Face them. And surrender them together.
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A Prayer to Let Go of Fear and Worry
Father, Life is hard and sometimes it’s scary. Bad things happen. People get sick. Relationships end. Loved ones die. I’m worried and afraid about the future. About tomorrow. About later today.
Your Word tells me not to worry, not to feel discouraged, and not to be afraid. I want that. I want to live boldly, to be free of fear and worry, and to be strong and courageous. I want to know Your perfect peace.
Please forgive me. Forgive my doubt and lack of trust.
I need Your help.
I need You.
Fill me with Your truth. Help me know and feel Your loving presence. Help me focus on You and not on the things that frighten and worry me.
Your Word says:
- You are with me. Isaiah 43:5
- You call me Your child. 1 John 3:1
- Your love never fails. John 1:17
- Nothing can separate me from Your love. Romans 8:38
- Your love is deep, high, and wide. Ephesians 3:18
- You keep me safe.
- You can make me strong and courageous. Joshua 10:25
- You will fill me with joy and peace. Romans 15:13
Father, Thank you. You have given me everything I need to live without fear. Forgive me for doubting You.
Forgive me for the times I’ve questioned Your love or Your ability. I’m sorry.
Help me to hold Your promises close to my heart.
I will come to You. I will be still in Your presence. Help me know You as You really are. Not who I think You are. Not who others say You are. Not who I want You to be. Help me trust You completely.
I ask—in Your great glory give me the power to be strong through the power of Your Spirit.
I pray—Jesus will live in my heart through faith . . . that my life will be strong in love for You and others.
I pray—to know the power and greatness of Jesus’ love—how wide, long, high and deep His love for me truly is.
I will trust You.
You are my Strength, my Courage, my Hope. You are Lord of all. You are my Lord and my Redeemer. You are my Deliverer. I don’t need to be worried or afraid. Thank you.
In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
Now take that paper with your list of fears and worries to the shredder or burn it. You’ve given it to God who is able. He loves you. He is with you. You can trust Him.
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