When life throws us into uncertainty, our natural response is leaning how to stay calm. We look for answers to stay calm under pressure, stay calm during a health crisis, and staying calm in the face of difficulty. The answers we seek for staying calm in a pandemic are before our eyes- inside the pages of a Holy Bible. Let’s examine a few of these key Bible verses about staying calm.
Suggestion: take one of the verses, write it on a sticky note or index card. Carry this with you until you until the Bible verse is deep into your heart. Pray through the verse. Insert your name and personalize the verse. Go deeper into a verse…and let it comfort you today.
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Read through the list, find a few favorite verses for your situation and memorize them. Or print a copy and keep it easily available. When you find yourself in a place of stress pull out the list and bring your thoughts into a prayer. If your anxiety is driving you to unhealthy decisions or depression, please seek help from a medical professional. You are not alone, there’s always someone who will talk it out with you!
21 Bible Verses About Being Calm
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10 NIV)
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” (Exodus 14:14 NIV)
I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. (Psalm 131:2 ESV)
I calmed myself until morning; like a lion he breaks all my bones; from day to night you bring me to an end. (Isaiah 38:13 ESV)
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. (Psalm 37:7 NIV)
So will I satisfy my wrath on you, and my jealousy shall depart from you. I will be calm and will no more be angry. (Ezekiel 16:42 ESV)
“Now then, stand still and see this great thing the Lord is about to do before your eyes!” (1 Samuel 12:16 NIV)
And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. (Matthew 8:26 ESV)
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And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. (Mark 4:39 ESV)
And they went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm. (Luke 8:24 ESV)
The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” (Exodus 14:14 NLT)
The Levites calmed all the people, saying, “Be still, for this is a holy day. Do not grieve.” (Nehemiah 8:11 NIV)
By his power the sea grew calm. By his skill he crushed the great sea monster. (Job 26:12 NLT)
He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves. (Psalm 107:29 NLT)
A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted. (Proverbs 12:16 NLT)
When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. (Mark 13:7 NIV)
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)
Whenever the bad depression from God tormented Saul, David got out his harp and played. That would calm Saul down, and he would feel better as the moodiness lifted. (1 Samuel 16:23 MSG)
When besieged, I’m calm as a baby. When all hell breaks loose, I’m collected and cool. (Psalm 27:3 MSG)
Hot tempers start fights; a calm, cool spirit keeps the peace. (Proverbs 15:18 MSG)
The one who knows much says little; an understanding person remains calm. (Proverbs 17:27 MSG)
Scripture Verses from English Standard Version (ESV), New Living Translation (NLT), New International Version (NIV) and The Message (MSG).
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