For someone who is recovering from addiction, it is not uncommon to feel anxious. Maybe you’re worried about whether you can be strong enough to stay sober. You’re probably anxious about how you’ll face your family or your job once you get out of rehab. Or maybe you’ve been sober for long, but the stress you have in your life is making you worried you’ll relapse.
Anxiety is a serious problem that can affect many people in different ways. If you’re struggling with anxiety, it doesn’t mean that you are weak or incapable of staying sober. You just need to give yourself time and patience while looking for ways to calm your fears and worries.
One method that could help ease your worries is reading inspirational quotes from the bible. Whether you have just begun the journey of sobriety or are several years into it, these bible verses for anxiety will provide comfort to your weary soul.
He is fighting for you, you need only to be still.
Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Say to those with fearful hearts, “be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”
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.
But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life’s span? “If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters?
Therefore, stop worrying about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
1 Peter 5:6-8
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus
An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.
Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no danger because you are with me. Your rod and your staff — they protect me.
I sought the Lord and he answered me. He delivered me from all my fears.
Cast your burden on the Lord — he will support you! God will never let the righteous be shaken!
Whenever I’m afraid, I put my trust in you.
When my anxieties multiply, your comforting calms me down.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 1:7
For the spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
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