26 Bible verses to uphold you through the COVID-19 pandemic

As we live through this uncertain time of the COVID-19 pandemic we can turn to God’s word to find comfort.

Written by ActiveChristianity
26 Bible verses to uphold you through the COVID-19 pandemic

In this unique time of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the temptation to fear and worry, anxiety and stress can be very close at hand. Between our health, our job stability, our finances, our isolation, and that of our loved ones, it may seem like there is every reason to live in uncertainty and fear. Here’s our opportunity to believe in and hold fast to God’s word. There are so many Bible verses about fear and worry that can give us comfort that we cannot find anywhere else.

Because the truth of the matter is that we have the greatest power in the universe on our side. We have the Almighty God, the Creator of the ends of the earth holding us in the palm of His hand! He will uphold us through it all, as long as we are trusting in Him. These Bible verses show that.

All of the following Bible verses can be weapons to fight off the temptation to fear and worry. Stand fast on these promises from the Lord and no situation will be able to cause you to come out of rest, no matter how much you are tempted.

  1. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7.
  2. “The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand.” Psalm 121:5.
  3. “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.” Psalm 118:6.
  4. “Yea, 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.” Psalm 23:4.
  5. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9.
  6. “Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31.
  7. “Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!” Psalm 139:16-17.
  8. “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1.
  9. “Which of you by worrying can add on cubit to his stature?” Matthew 6:27.
  10. “That the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 1:7.
  11. “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13.
  12. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5.
  13. But Jesus looked at them and said to them, ‘With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” Matthew 19:26.
  14. “Be anxious for nothing, 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 minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” Philippians 4:6-8.
  15. “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:26-28.
  16. “… casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7.
  17. “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31.
  18. “For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:32-33.
  19. “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3.
  20. “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30.
  21. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11.
  22. “So that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.” Acts 17:27.
  23. “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’” Hebrews 13:5.
  24. “See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.” Isaiah 49:16.
  25. “Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.” Psalm 125:1.
  26. “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19.

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