10 Soothing Scriptures For When Life Feels Out of Control

Things have been spinning out of control of late. Some have lost jobs, marriages/relationships have been tested, students are frustrated, jobs shut down. We all share a common suffering, with some experiencing more hardships than the rest of us.

Before I begin sharing some of the most comforting scriptures I have ever seen from the bible, I would like to remind all of us of the time when Jesus calmed the storm (Matthew 8:23-27). The disciples woke Jesus up in distress and told him, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” Jesus replied to them and said, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?”

There is a hymn in Kiswahili language that’s based on this scripture. The singers say, “If the raging seas, the thundering heavens, and the furious winds obeyed him. If demons would flee from him. Then what of your troubles? In time, things will calm…so calm down.”

This hymn has been very comforting for me when I have felt like everything is out of control.

Aside from worship songs/hymns, here are 10 soothing scriptures that you can meditate upon when you feel like things are spinning out of control.

Scripture #1

When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy (Psalms 94:18-19)

Scripture #2

I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes—I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me! (Job 19:25-27). #waitingonGod

Scripture #3

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord (Psalms 27:13-14).

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Scripture #4

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? Record my misery;list my tears on your scroll —are they not in your record?Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid. What can man do to me? (Psalms 56:3-4;8-9)

Scripture #5

In my distress I called to the Lord;I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice;my cry came before him, into his ears. (Psalms 18:6)

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Scripture #6

Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death (Psalms 68:19-20).

Scripture #7

So do not fear, for I am with you;do not be dismayed, for I am your God.I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10).

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Scripture #8

Why, my soul, are you downcast?Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God,for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.(Psalms 42:5).

Scripture #9

But I am like a green olive tree  in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever. I will thank you forever, because you have done it. I will wait for your name, for it is good,  in the presence of the godly. (Psalms 52:8-9)

Scripture #10

Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. (Jeremiah 33:3)

Be blessed, and thanks for reading


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