Also called: Anxiety, Burnout, Busyness, Distress, Pressure, Tension, Worry
Feeling physical or mental pressure; worry.

Top Bible Verses about Stress

Psalm 31:9–10

Be gracious to me, O Yahweh, because I have distress. My eye wastes away because of vexation, along with my soul and my body. For my life is at an end with sorrow, and my years with sighing. My strength stumbles because of my iniquity, and my bones waste away. Read Psalm 31:9–10

Psalm 94:19

When my troubled thoughts were many within me, your consolations cheered my soul. Read Psalm 94:19

Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety in the heart of a man will weigh him down, but a good word will cheer him. Read Proverbs 12:25

Matthew 13:22

And what was sown into the thorn plants—this is the one who hears the word, and the anxiety of this world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word and it becomes unproductive. Read Matthew 13:22

Mark 14:33–39

And he took along Peter and James and John with him, and he began to be distressed and troubled. And he said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake.” And going forward a little he fell to the ground and began to pray that, if it were possible, the hour would pass from him. And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you! Take away this cup from me! Yet not what I will, but what you will.” And he came and found them sleeping, and he said … Read Mark 14:33–39

John 13:21

When he had said these things, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified and said, “Truly, truly I say to you that one of you will betray me.” Read John 13:21
1 Peter 5:6

1 Peter 5:6–7

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you at the right time, casting all your cares on him, because he cares for you. Read 1 Peter 5:6–7

Famous Christian Quotes About Stress, Anxiety, Burnout, Busyness, Distress, Pressure, Tension, Worry

Do Not Be Afraid of Self-Denial

Do you dread poverty? Christ calls the poor blessed. Does toil frighten you? No athlete is crowned but in the sweat of his brow. Are you anxious as regards food? Faith fears no famine. Do you dread the bare ground for limbs wasted with fasting? The Lord lies there beside you. Do you recoil from an unwashed head and uncombed hair? Christ is your true head. Does the boundless solitude of the desert terrify you? In the Spirit you may walk always in paradise. Simply turn your thoughts there and you will no more be in the desert. Is your skin rough and scaly because you no longer bathe? He who is once washed in Christ does not need to wash again. To all your objections the apostle gives this one brief answer: “The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory” which shall come after them, “which shall be revealed in us.” You are too greedy of enjoyment, my brother, if you wish to rejoice with the world here, and to reign with Christ hereafter.


Virtues Crowd Out Vices

Where there is charity and wisdom there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility there is neither anger nor worry. Where there is poverty and joy there is neither cupidity nor avarice. Where there is quiet and meditation there is neither solicitude nor dissipation. Where there is the fear of the Lord to guard the house the enemy cannot find a way to enter. Where there is mercy and discretion there is neither superfluity nor hard-heartedness.

Francis of Assisi

Do Not Sin in Your Sufferings

Keep God’s covenant in your trials. Hold yourself by His blessed word, and do not sin. Flee anger, wrath, grudging, envying, fretting. Forgive a hundred pence to your fellow servant, because your Lord has forgiven you ten thousand talents. For I assure you by the Lord, your adversaries shall get no advantage against you, except you sin and offend your Lord in your sufferings.

Samuel Rutherford
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