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5 Scriptures to Proclaim When You Are Feeling Overwhelmed (& a Prayer for You)


December 20, 2022

 Have you ever experienced this overwhelming sense of well… overwhelm?

Where it literally paralyzes you and where you feel as though you just can’t move forward at all? I know I have, and it is a terrible feeling.

That said, I have a prayer for you when you are experiencing overwhelm or anxiety, and some scripture that you can proclaim out loud when you are feeling this way.

The truth is, if overwhelm is a feeling you are experiencing, there could also be some spiritual warfare at play here as well. That being said, it is so important to use scripture to fight these battles because scripture is alive and active.

Hebrews 4:12 says…

“For the word of God is alive and active, sharper than any double edged sword. It penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

Scriptures to Proclaim

That said, let’s start with some scripture you can proclaim out loud when you are feeling overwhelmed. 

Please note that the translation of scripture I have for you here is the New King James version (NKJV), and as you read, if it’s possible, please proclaim these scriptures out loud!

Jesus used scripture to defeat Satan in the wilderness. He used his voice, and therefore, this is a model we can use in order to fight against battles we may be facing. 

Because even though feelings of overwhelm are very physical, they are also very spiritual. 

From my understanding, everything that is happening in the spiritual realm is paralleled in the physical realm.

That said, there could definitely be something spiritual going on here.

Get ready to proclaim these scriptures out loud.

“Be anxious for nothing. But in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your request be known to God and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guide your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.” 

Philippians 4:6-7

“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

“Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” 

Matthew 6:34

“You will keep him in perfect peace. Whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you? Trust in the Lord forever. For in Yahweh, the Lord is everlasting strength.”

Isaiah 26:3-4

“The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid?”

Psalm 27:1

Next, is Matthew 6:9-13. This may be very familiar to you. This is the Lord’s Prayer. This is how the Lord taught the disciples to pray, and it is truly such a beautiful prayer, and you can pray it in any circumstance. 

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name.Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one for Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever.”

Matthew 6:9-13

A prayer from me to you…

Here is a prayer I’m praying over you today as you read this. 

Thank you, father. Thank you, Jesus. Thank you, Holy Spirit.

Thank you so much just for all of your promises and for blessing us with an opportunity to proclaim your promises. Thank you for allowing us to experience the feeling of being overwhelmed and even though it’s hard right now, thank you for helping us recognize that this is a growing pain and for helping us just use these feelings to get closer to you. Thank you for helping us identify that there’s nothing wrong with us, and that this feeling can be a catalyst for our growth and for our sanctification. And we know that through this process, you will lead us through this valley while maintaining the peace that passes understanding.

I claim in the name of Jesus Christ, Romans 8:28, “All things work together for the good of those who love you and who are called according to your purpose.” 

God, we love you. Your daughter loves you, and she is called to your purpose at this very moment. In this very situation or feeling that she is experiencing, I know that you are using that experience for her.

We are humbled and we are honored to serve and glorify your name and our lives. 

Father, I declare wisdom and peace that passes understanding over your daughters. A peace that they can’t fully explain, but they know comes directly from you.

God, thank you for allowing these feelings to lead us back to you so we can experience true peace and joy in your precious Son’s name, Lord…


My friend, I pray that you go into this week with a peace that passes understanding with a newfound courage and a newfound wisdom. And I pray that when you are feeling overwhelmed, you proclaim these scriptures out loud and you go cry out to God if you need to.

I am praying for you. I am rooting for you, and I’m here to support you every step of the way.

Next Steps

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So much love to you.

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