As the Bible recorded Jesus’ words, “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” in Luke 10:27, the emotions in the heart and thoughts in the mind together are included in what affects a person’s mental health.
Yes, while it’s human to have thoughts and feelings of fear, anxiety, worry, depression, sadness, God invites us to bring those feelings, thoughts, and questions to Him, like David through the Psalms, Job did in his book, Jeremiah in Lamentations, and Jesus and Paul in their prayers. This gives us the spiritual strength to also attend to other factors that may be affecting our mind and body through medicine, physical, dietary, social, relational, and other means of healthy living.
Listed here are the most popular Bible verses that specifically talk about the heart and mind, in addition to the many other promises from God and what speaks about the whole person’s life and well-being.
God takes our anxiety and cares for us
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. (Psalm 94:19)
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)
God Gives Peace for our Heart and Mind
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27)
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6–7)
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. (Isaiah 26:3)
God removes our fears
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. (1 John 4:18)
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)
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. – 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)
God Heals Through Jesus Christ
News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them. (Matthew 4:24)
God Gives Grace, Power and Strength
But he said to me,“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5)
God Comforts Us
.. who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. (2 Corinthians 1:4–5)
Stay Present with God
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10)
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matthew 6:34)
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