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7 Scriptures for Restlessness


Do you know that feeling of  an unsettled heart?

Often times we feel this restlessness even though life isn’t  too bad. Things are pretty good, but we just can’t shake the feeling that something is missing or needs to be fixed.

Sometimes our circumstances are terrible, and we know exactly why we can’t find peace–or at least we think that’s the culprit.

But through the years, I’ve learned something about restlessness. Whenever I have it, I need to seek God. I need to go to him with my restless heart and ask Him for the answer. It’s really tempting to call friends and ask their advice, but only God sees my heart. Only the LORD knows the root of my restless feelings.

So I pray.

And I pour into the Word.

And I pray.

And I try to worship.

I get on my knees and confess my discontentment. 

There’s always a root to the restlessness. Often God allows it to get our attention. Confession opens the door to His healing, freedom, and purpose.

I’ve listed seven scriptures below. They each teach their own story about trusting God and working past the restlessness to peace.

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Which verse speaks to you if your heart is unsettled? (Leave a comment!)


Ruth 3:18

Then she said, “Wait, my daughter, until you know how the matter turns out; for the man will not rest until he has settled it today.”

Philippians 4:6

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you or forsake you.

1 Timothy 6:6-12

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.

2 Cor. 12:9-10

“And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness” …Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Romans 8:28

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Psalm 34:10b

Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

Romans 12:2

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.


I pray that one if not many of these scriptures spoke to you in the depths of your spirit, that place where only God speaks, way down deep. And those words let you know that He’s got you, and He is faithful to direct you to peace and joy right where you are or where He’s calling you to go.

Can we trust Him?


If you would like a copy of these verses to print off at home and paste all over your house or in your Bible, click here for a free printable of 7 Scriptures for Our Restless Hearts. 


Have a great weekend, my friends. Spend time with Him. Rest. And seek His face, especially if your’e restless.


Digging Deep,


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13 thoughts on “7 Scriptures for Restlessness

    1. Hi Languiliu, I’ll be praying for you. Open to the Psalms and highlight all of the psalms that give God praise. Psalm 37: 3-7 really helped me.

  1. I am having trouble sleeping tonight after having to neutralize a physical altercation today. My wife doesn’t seem to understand or be willing to give me space to work this out on a spiritual level on my own. I can’t just lay in bed and watch tv and pretend everything is all right when I am upset. I need time and space to work through this with God.

    1. Praying for both of you. Dig deep into the scriptures, and spend time with the Lord. He will show you. Praying your wife will understand.

  2. Thank you for the scriptural, inspirational and encouraging messages. I felt relieved, strengthen in soul, spirit, mind and heart.
    I need a week retreat to reflect and have one on one with GOD, SAVIOR of mankind.
    God bless us all.

  3. Thank you for the scripture. I don’t know why I am feeling so restless and confused today. But will seek Him in my bible today and at worship tomorrow. Ty

    1. Wait. Pray. Take your feelings to the Lord. Worship. Ask the Lord to help you fall in love with him more and more each day. If your relationship works out with the one you ae “restless in love” with, it will be more important than ever, to love Jesus. Even in the best relationships, people fail us. We fail them. Only God is our source and strength that never changes.

    1. Hi Kim! So glad you stopped by. We all experience restlessness at one time or another. You aren’t alone. I do hope these scriptures can help you find peace and the fulfillment. Blessings!

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