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Mindful Monday: The Bible Says to Chill Out

In case you didn’t know and you need something to repeat the next time you wig out, scripture is full of “chill out,” “hang tight,” “I got ya covered,” and “we’re cool” verses.
Among them:
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, and they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you–you of little faith!
–Luke 12:22-25, 27-28
Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
–Luke 12:32
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.
–John 14:27
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will direct your paths.
–Proverbs 3:5-6


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  • Albert

    Thank you for the quick references on the subject! I always love those verses, and I think for some people, Monday Morning is stressful. Hopefully, they will take a moment to look at this post :)
    One of my favorite Matthew 6 verses “who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? Matthew 6:27″ and a that whole section of worry always reminds me to “chill out”
    Once again, thanks for the post :)

  • Elizabeth

    Easier said than done :-) But these verses do give me much comfort nonetheless.

  • Myfanwy

    These are positive words and suggest that to be human is to listen to the best of oneself. These words can be found within ourselves.

  • Avi

    Thnaks very much.
    The quotes of the Bible are really wonderful and I am now with Peace, I feel Peace and a little of Joy in my heart

  • barb

    how ironic that since it’s 5 am and i cannot sleep (ah, CFS) that i turn to Beyond Blue and read Bible passages that remind me that whatever my mind is reeling from, Jesus has it covered. thanks again, and again Therese.

  • Flo

    Hey, I like to chill out. Very comfortable to enjoy your life…

  • Holly

    I have Proverbs 3: 5-6 written down and hung on my frig door. When I have those moments, I look to that verse. I also have the first word capitalized: TRUST

  • S. Mayberry

    Having a horrible time at work right now. I have Asperger’s and not only do people not understand, they don’t WANT to understand. Yesterday I got reprimanded for basically being an Aspie. I was asking questions to determine policy and what is expected of me, and I was told I am “difficult.”
    There is much more too. It is awful. I am being lied about and people are talking about me.
    But this gives me peace. See, I have something that they don’t – GOD ON MY SIDE!!!!!

  • Chet

    Thank you for your email. I read the Bible as much as I can and I do find a great sense of comfort in knowing that if God is with me, who can be against me? God Bless and have an awesome day!!!

  • Stephanie

    God is so good, and oh, how He loves us. For no other reason than just because. If that isn’t relaxing and comforting, I don’t know what is. If we hold tight to these truths, we will be free indeed!

  • Marsha1

    I always wonder not really worry about my just rewards for what all I have done and do here on Earth. I see others with more than I have and wonder how they got there when I am here way below them. I consider myself a good person too. ZI am saved by the grace of God. I know My rewards are laid up in Heaven, but the Human side of me wants something now. I mainly want it for my household rather than me really. Lord knows I/we have been through enough/a lot of things in this life. BUT it has made me stronger. So all in all I think GOD”S plan is just that too. Thank you Lord that I can be reminded of such wealth. Thank you God for Everything you have given, are giving and will give to us/me. God Bless America.

  • semos Gardner

    great job Blue Peace … always nice to see that philosophy along with many others that convey the unsearchable riches of Our Lord Jesus!!! There are many countless immeasurable gifts and blessings to be got … only praise him in song and action and ye shall see so much more… may all His blessings reach you + Amen

  • anna

    I read my Bible as much as i can.Even when i am at work. I like the fact that you said the Bible has many scripture where it tells you to “Chill Out” it is easy to said than it is to do. (For me it is. I have so much going on in my life until sometimes when i don’t have it to do. I am afraid that i missed something. I am going to College and i have to have my family as well. When i get a break thatis when i tell myself i forgot to do something. I love God, and i know is what is true. Thank you for remind me that i can ” Chill”

  • Bridge

    Thanks for that reminder! Wow God is so wonderful to send that reminder. I have been going through one trail after another. But he keep telling me to rest. Getting this email today reminded me of how much he wants me to chill out and trust him at his word.

  • Kari

    Does anyone out there get stressed out by these promises. Because I read something like “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear,” and I end up feeling guilty and worried, because I AM worried about that stuff. God tells us to chill, and that is AWESOME! But what happens when I just can’t chill and I feel guilty for it? Sometimes that’s when I close my Bible and read a novel. Bad, I know, but less worry.


    I love the verses! I also love the scripture that says He will not put anything on us that we cannot handle. When im stressing out it tells me He has a faith in me that i don’t and that i’am capable of induring what is happening at that moment! :) Praise God. >>

  • Sheila

    I’m so glad I opened up this email, it seem like everyday we have something to worry about, but yet God always prevails, why do we worry, when we have him, I wish it was easy to say I never worry, but I know we all do, because were all human, and we have human natures.But I know God has my back in everything that I do and I also know bad things happen to good people and we can’t change that, so what is the use of worrying about this or that, I know what ever does happens is not my fault, and I can’t control nothing, but with God in my life it always goes well. I love GOD and have always believed since I was a small child that he is there for us no matter what, remember the foot prints, that is so true. Just keep on believing on him and everything will be just fine.

  • Susan Sapp B

    I use to want to hold a grudge until I learned to pray for my enemies, & I found that don,t worry about how others do you. jUST BE SURE TO NEVER HURT THEM IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM. THATS GOD JOB. REMEMBER VENGENCE IS MINE , SAITH THE LORD. LOVE YA ALL ESPECIALLY MY ENEMIES. BLESS THEM LORD AND CHANGE ME. Susan Sapp B Jan.29,2011 Remember GOD says he forgives us and His mercy is new every morning. Start your day with JESUS.

  • Prudence

    It is an awesome reminder…thank you!!

  • Derek C. Nordbye

    The scriptures really hit home to me today. It was something that, obviously, the Holy Spirit had sent to me, via this wonderful website. All I wish to say is: ‘thank you and keep up the good work!!’

  • Skylark

    Wonderful food for the spirit…the Word of God! May I add the following to your list of encouraging verses:
    Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
    I have called you by name, and
    you are mine.
    When you pass through the waters
    I will be with you;
    and through the rivers, they
    shall not overwhelm you;
    when you walk through the fire
    you shall not be burned,
    and the flame shall not consume you.
    For I am the Lord your God..
    Because you are precious in my eyes,
    and honored, and I love you…
    Fear not, for I am with you…
    ISAIAH: 43:1-5

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