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Help Fight Anxiety With These 5 Meditations

Are you feeling anxious right now? If so, remember that Scripture can offer solace. Before we begin, consider exploring the Abide app, which features Christian meditations that combine God’s Word with calming techniques. Download Abide now for free!

Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health issues today. Defined as a future-oriented response to a diffused threat, anxiety is not the same as fear, though the terms are often used interchangeably. Most of the time, people who experience anxiety don’t know the root cause. But when it happens, it can be debilitating. We at Abide recognize that simply saying “don’t be anxious” is not helpful. Sometimes professional intervention is needed. But we also recognize the power of prayer and meditation on God’s Word. Try samples of these 5 meditations from Abide to help fight anxiety when it comes.

Our Battle With Anxiety

And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?

Luke 12:25-26

Overcoming the Anxious Mind

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.

Philippians 4:6-7

Faith Over Fear

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9

Facing Chronic Fear

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. 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.

John 14:26-27

God’s Peace Over Panic

You keep him in perfect peace
    whose mind is stayed on you,
    because he trusts in you.
Trust in the Lord forever,
    for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.

Isaiah 26:3-4

To hear these meditations in full, download the Abide app, which was created to help you experience the peace of God through biblical meditation. Check out all the features of the app and then redeem this 25% off coupon for your premium subscription. Fighting anxiety is never something you should have to do alone. Let Abide help fight anxiety in your life and be your partner in your mental health journey.

Stephanie Reeves is a writer and the senior editor of Abide.