Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia, according to Beyond Blue – affecting 1 in 4 Australians at some stage in their life.
So, it’s important to recognise that you are not alone in your anxiousness, you can find yourself experiencing it whether you have a strong faith or not, and there are support services and resources available if life ever feels too overwhelming.
You may be at a different stage of anxiety to the person next to you, who may also be struggling with this same mental health condition but we hope you can find something encouraging and useful in the following collection of Bible verses, articles, interviews, devotions and shared stories.
Jesus said: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” – John 14:27
Real Hope Devotions
Therapy Doesn’t Undermine our Faith: Gospel Artist Anthony Evans
3 Simple Tips for Fighting Post-Lockdown Anxiety
Balancing Awareness and Anxiety: Finding Our New Norm Post-Lockdown
Dads Group Wants Fathers to Know Support Exists for Them
Find a church: Sydney Church Directory
Hope & Prayer: submit a prayer request
Christians With Anxiety? It’s More Common Than You Think
What to Say – and Not to Say – to Someone With Anxiety
Finding Glimmers of Hope in the Trenches of Motherhood
“Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9
What Does The Bible Say About Anxiety?
Having experienced anxiety, a pastor searched God’s Word for what it reveals about the condition and he was surprised about what he found.
Listen to the full interview with pastor and author Paul Grimmond
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” – Matthew 6:34
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” – Isaiah 40:31
“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” – Psalms 94:19
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” – Luke 12:32
A ‘Time With God’ Audio Devotion
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from?” – Psalm 121:1
Coping with Anxiety, Part 1 — Morning Devotions
Coping with Anxiety – Part 2 — Morning Devotions
Jesus said: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30
Advice for Reducing “Health Anxiety”: Dr Norman Swan
If I’m Anxious, Does That Make My Faith Weak? – Author Nikki Thompson
‘Momentum’ Building as Podcast Helps Men Do Life Better
“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord