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Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your thoughts, feelings, circumstances, and just daily life? We are not meant to carry our fears, guilt, insecurities, or anxieties alone. When we try to, they often become too much to handle, and come out in ways we don’t expect them to. We need a God who can calm us down in those moments so we have the clarity to move forward even in the midst of anxiety. Listen to these verses of the Bible on how God calms us down with his love. 

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For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.

Zephaniah 3:17 NLT

O my soul, why are you so overwrought? Why are you so disturbed? Why can’t I just hope in God? Despite all my emotions, I will hope in God again. I will believe and praise the One who saves me and is my life, My Savior and my God.

Psalm 43:5 Voice

There is a sure way for us to know that we belong to the truth. Even though our inner thoughts may condemn us with storms of guilt and constant reminders of our failures, we can know in our hearts that in His presence God Himself is greater than any accusation. He knows all things. [21] My loved ones, if our hearts cannot condemn us, then we can stand with confidence before God.

1 John 3:19-21 Voice

Dear young friends, you belong to God and have already won your fight with those who are against Christ because there is someone in your hearts who is stronger than any evil teacher in this wicked world. [18] We need have no fear of someone who loves us perfectly; his perfect love for us eliminates all dread of what he might do to us. If we are afraid, it is for fear of what he might do to us and shows that we are not fully convinced that he really loves us.

1 John 4:4,18 TLB

These things add up. Every one of us needs to pray; when all hell breaks loose and the dam bursts we’ll be on high ground, untouched.

Psalm 32:6 MSG

Never worry about anything. But in every situation let God know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks. [7] Then God’s peace, which goes beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your thoughts and emotions through Christ Jesus. 

Philippians 4:6-7 GW
[To] take a fresh breath and to let God renew your attitude and spirit. [24] Then you are ready to put on your new self, modeled after the very likeness of God: truthful, righteous, and holy. [26] When you are angry, don’t let it carry you into sin. Don’t let the sun set with anger in your heart or [27] give the devil room to work.

Ephesians 4:23-24, 26-27 Voice

“LORD, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. [29] He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves. [30] What a blessing was that stillness as he brought them safely into harbor!

Psalm 107:28-30 NLT

“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. 

John 14:1 LSB

Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.] 

John 14:27 AMP

Then I realized that my heart was bitter, and I was all torn up inside. [22] I was so foolish and ignorant- I must have seemed like a senseless animal to you. [23] Yet I still belong to you; you hold my right hand.

Psalm 73:21-23 NLT

Anxious fear brings depression, but a life-giving word of encouragement can do wonders to restore joy to the heart. 

Proverbs 12:25 TPT

When struck by fear, I let go, depending securely upon You alone. 

Psalm 56:3 Voice

“Come to me all of you who are tired from the heavy burden you have been forced to carry. I will give you rest. [29] Accept my teaching. Learn from me. I am gentle and humble in spirit. And you will be able to get some rest. [30] Yes, the teaching that I ask you to accept is easy. The load I give you to carry is light.” 

Matthew 11:28-30 ERV

“Be still, be calm, see, and understand I am the True God. I am honored among all the nations. I am honored over all the earth.”

Psalm 46:10 Voice

When I said, “My foot is slipping!” Your unfailing love, O Eternal One, held me up. [19] When anxiety overtakes me and worries are many, Your comfort lightens my soul.

Psalm 94:18-19 Voice

You will keep the peace, a perfect peace, for all who trust in You, for those who dedicate their hearts and minds to You. [4] So trust in the Eternal One forever, for He is like a great Rock-strong, stable, trustworthy, and lasting.

Isaiah 26:3-4 Voice

O God, listen to my cry! Hear my prayer! [2] From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety, [3] for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me.

Psalm 61:1-3 NLT

I cry out to the LORD; I plead for the LORD’s mercy. [2] I pour out my complaints before him and tell him all my troubles. [3] When I am overwhelmed, you alone know the way I should turn. Wherever I go, my enemies have set traps for me.

Psalm 142:1-3 NLT

Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. [32] Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

​​Ephesians 4:31-32 NLT

Since you are so much more precious to God than a thousand flocks of sparrows, and since God knows you in every detail-down to the number of hairs on your head at this moment-you can be secure and unafraid of any person, and you have nothing to fear from God either.

Luke 12:7 Voice

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Scripture Playlists are short episodes that allow you to immerse yourself as you listen to a series of scriptures on various applicable topics.

Scripture Playlists are short episodes that allow you to immerse yourself as you listen to a series of scriptures on various applicable topics.

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