Calming Bible Verses to Remember When Faced With Chaos

Life can feel chaotic when the future seems uncertain and you don’t have a clear answer to your problems. In those moments, we should surrender to God’s will and find peace in His Word, but human nature tempts us to panic. However, no matter how far the train veers off the tracks, God is with us. Sometimes, we just need a reminder. So, here are three calming Bible verses that will help you in the midst of chaos.

2. Mark 4:39-40

He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, ‘Quiet! Be still!’ Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.  He said to his disciples, ‘Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?’”

In this passage, the author details the story of Jesus and His disciples on a boat. Jesus slept while the disciples grew increasingly worried about a sudden storm that threatened to drown the passengers aboard. The disciples were so concerned, they decided to wake Jesus. But with three simple words, Jesus calmed the storm. In the same moment, He chastised His disciples for showing such little faith. Although this story happened long ago, the moral is timeless. The same God who can quiet the seas is more than capable of silencing the chaos in your life. Have faith.

2. Psalm 23

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

This endlessly quoted scripture is the blueprint for resting comfortably in the assurance of God’s power. In Psalm 34, David paints a picture of an extremely frightening scene: the valley of the shadow of death (in King James’ version). But even in such a place, even amongst evil, David never spoke of fear; only comfort. He was confident that God’s presence and guidance was enough. Similarly, you have to take comfort in God’s promise to never leave or forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6), no matter the circumstance.

3. John 16:33

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

In John 16:33, the Lord reassures us that He is greater than the troubles of the world. He is the source of ultimate peace. Jesus also confirms that the world is troublesome, full of trials and littered with heartache. It’s normal to encounter adversity, but there’s no need to worry when God is on your side.

Things won’t always go as smoothly as you’ve planned, but 1 Corinthians 14:33 says, “God is not a God of confusion.” Dwell on these three scriptures to strengthen your faith and find serenity in God’s ability to make crooked places straight (Isaiah 45:2). Be diligent in prayer, lay your burdens on the Lord, and celebrate the light that’s waiting at the end of your current tunnel. 

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