Scriptures to Defeat Anxiety and Fear

The Bible is full of truths related to issues such as anxiety and fear. As believers, God gives us authority to use these truths as weapons to combat whatever we experience or feel that doesn’t agree with His Word (see Ephesians 6:17).

Below are seven of the most powerful scripture truths about anxiety and fear (in audio and text). With each scripture, I’ve also included a personalized Speak It! version so that you can experience the incredible benefits of speaking scripture aloud. A habit of speaking these scriptures with sincerity will help build your faith and defeat your worries.

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Scriptural Truths

Matthew 6:31–33, ESV
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Speak It!
I don’t worry about anything. Instead, I seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and I trust that all of my needs will be met.


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

Speak It!
I humble myself before God and trust that He will promote me in the right time. I cast all of my worries, fears and anxieties on Him, because He cares for me.


Philippians 4:6–7, ESV
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.

Speak It!
I’m not anxious about anything. Instead, I make my request known to God through prayer and thanksgiving. The peace of God guards my heart and my mind in ways that I can’t even understand.


John 14:27, ESV
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.

Speak It!
I have the peace of Jesus, which is far better than what the world offers, and so my heart is not troubled or afraid.


Romans 8:15­­, ESV
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”

Speak It!
I have the Holy Spirit and He has freed me from fear. I’m not afraid of anything because I’m protected and taken care of as a child of God.


Psalm 23:4, ESV
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.

Speak It!
Even when I’m in a dark valley, I fear no evil, because God is with me. His rod and staff comfort me.


2 Timothy 1:7, ESV
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Speak It!
God has not given me a spirit of fear or shyness. Instead, I have power, love and self-control.