Overthinking is a problem that plagues many people, and can affect basically every area of our lives, from our careers, to our relationships, friendships, and social lives.
God has given us the incredible gift of free will, which lets us think for ourselves (but unfortunately, also lets us overthink plenty too).
But, God is always on your side, and we have complied some of the most soothing Bible verses for when you are overthinking, or worrying about whatever is keeping you up at night, you know that you are never alone. Read on for more.
1. Psalm 139:23-24
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life”
Through this, we can tell that God knows all – including all of our thoughts, and everything that we are holding in our hearts. Only He can judge our intentions, meaning that only He has the righteousness to convict or soothe our minds when we are overthinking.
2. Ephesians 2:19 – 22
“Whenever you feel unloved, unimportant, or insecure, remember whom you belong to.”
When you are overthinking, you should always remember that God created you in His image, and He will have a plan for you. You have to stop overthinking, and put all of your trust in him, which will help you to stop feeling scared about the future.
Remember, everything will all work out, so long as you give it time.
3. Luke 12:24
“Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”
In this passage, we are reminded that we forget that worrying about things that are out of our control, doesn’t actually change our situation. So, when you are overthinking, you should always ask yourself if it changes the outcome, or if it is just making your life miserable in the meantime.
Hopefully, this will help to get you out of your own head.
4. Psalm 116:2
“Because He bends down, I will pray as long as I have breath.”
This passage lets us know that when we overthink, we are looking for answers through uncertainty. Whilst we are busy finding ways to create possible outcomes and ‘what ifs’ in your head, we are forgetting that God knows everything and has all the answers that we are looking for.
Pray to him for answers instead of conjuring up potential outcomes.
5. Deuteronomy 31:6
“Be strong and be courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
This verse shows that if you have put your trust in God, there is never a reason that you should be overthinking. You might not know why what is happening to you is happening, but you should trust that God has a plan, and that everything happens for a heavenly reason. God has got your back.
6. Matthew 6:33 – 34
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
This phrase is trying to tell you that you should try to keep your feet under you. When we start to think too far ahead into the future, we build up our own levels of insecurity.
Remember that we aren’t always promised tomorrow—life is short, and worrying takes away from the life that you have been given, especially when we already have to deal with the trials and tribulations of everyday human life. Live for the moment and trust that will be enough.
7. Joshua 1:9
“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.”
This passage has reminded you that if you are feeling unsure about things, you shouldn’t ever lose your faith that God has a plan. As we have already said, everything will work out, and God has carved out your one pathway for you.
Just keep your faith, be strong in the face of adversity, and try not to become discouraged when you are faced with trials.
8. Proverbs 31:35
“She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future”.
This is one of our favorite Bible verses, as it reminds us that we are strong, and that we are whole just by ourselves. We need to go into life with strength, dignity and power, so that we honor God’s creation. Trust in Him that your time will come.
9. Corinthians 10:5
“We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ”
God has given us the free will to think for ourselves, and the ability to take control over our own thoughts. when you start to overthink, you should try to ensure that instead of worry, you worship, and dedicate your thoughts to God and Jesus Christ.
If overthinking and worry has started to interfere in your relationship with God, then it is time to capture them, and retrain them to be pious.
10. Philippians 4:8
“… Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”
This verse lets us know that according to the bible, worry is not right, admirable, or good. Overthinking is never worthy of praise, and it doesn’t align with what God intended for humanity.
When you start to feel yourself overthink things, you should be ready to try to direct this anxiety and concern to more ‘excellent’ things.
11. Romans 12:2
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”
This passage from Romans shows that even when the world is steeped in worry, concern and anxiety, God is still able to use these feelings to help us grow closer to him. Instead of letting these negative emotions get the best of you, you can choose to turn them around and make them better.
You can select to see them as an opportunity to change your thinking, and to allow God to guide you towards a better path.
12. Colossians 3:2
“Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth”
This verse outlines that worry and anxiety are not heavenly feelings – rather, they are bound by the earth. When you feel like you are starting to fall into the cycle of overthinking, instead, you should direct your thoughts to God’s ways instead.
You should try to meditate on this verse and these above scriptures s o that you can train your mind not to worry.
In conclusion, I hope that you have found some helpful tips today! Worrying is something that everyone experiences at some point in their lives. It is important to remember that worrying does not solve anything, and it does not bring any positive outcomes.
In fact, it only makes matters worse. The key is to recognize that worrying is a habit, and to break out of it. You don’t have to live with this feeling forever, and you do not have to let it rule you. God is always walking alongside you, and He has a divine plan for you.