Are you feeling anxious about an upcoming surgery? Is your heart racing and your mind constantly unease?
If so… whether are you looking for a good collection of scriptures to clam your nerves before surgery, comforting bible verses to read before surgery, or just a word of peace before the operation, you have landed on the right page.
It’s not like I am saying that you won’t feel anxious, it’s completely natural to feel a sense of unease before surgery.
But… what if I told you that there’s a way to tap into the spiritual and alleviate that the anxiety that you are feeling? In fact, you can even turn any anxiety into excitement?
So, how do you overcome pre-surgery anxiety?
One way to overcome pre-surgery anxiety is through prayer and reading scripture. The Bible provides many verses that offer comfort, encouragement, and strength during difficult times. Some examples include:
Psalm 23:4, which says “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.”
Isaiah 41:10, which says “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.”
Philippians 4:6-7, which says “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.”
These are scriptures specially selected to help you not only cope with the stresses of surgery, but also to embrace the opportunity for healing and restoration after surgery.
By the power Holy Spirit, scripture and prayer, you can find peace and strength in the face of any challenge.
Now let’s begin our journey together with this comforting collection of scriptures to beat surgery anxiety and stress 😩.
Scriptures for Surgery Anxiety
Here is a powerful collection of scriptures to overcome anxiety before surgery:
Isaiah 41:10 – God is always with you
“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.”
God is always with us and He will give you the strength and help youneed to get through difficult times.
Psalm 23:4 – God is with you even in the darkness hour
“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.”
Psalm 23:4 reminds that even in the darkest and most difficult times, God is with you and will provide you with comfort and protection.
Philippians 4:6-7 – can find peace and calm in the midst of anxiety
“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.”
We can find peace and calm in the midst of anxiety by bringing our worries and concerns to God in prayer and by being thankful for the good things in our lives.
John 14:27 – Jesus give peace
“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.”
This verse reminds us that Jesus gives us a peace that the world cannot give and that we can trust him not to be afraid.
Psalm 46:1-2 – God is your refuge and strength
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.”
God is your refuge and strength, and even in the midst of the most difficult circumstances, you can trust Him to be there for you.
Isaiah 12:2 – God is our salvation
“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.”
This verse reminds us that we can trust God as our salvation and that He will be our strength and song.
Matthew 6:34 – don’t worry
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
This verse reminds us that we don’t have to worry about the future because God will take care of us and that we have enough trouble to handle today.
Proverbs 3:5-6 – trust God
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
This verse reminds us that we should trust in God and not in our own understanding and that if we submit to Him He will guide us in the right path.
Psalm 34:4 – Seek God
“I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.”
This verse reminds us that if we seek God, He will answer us and deliver us from our fears.
Romans 8:28 – Everything is working for your good
“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.”
This verse reminds us that even though things may not seem good, God is working all things for the good of those who love Him.
“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
This verse reminds us that we should be content with what we have and that God will never leave or forsake us.
Matthew 11:28-30 – find rest in Jesus
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
This verse reminds us that Jesus offers us rest and that if we follow him, we will find rest for our souls.
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
This verse reminds us that God will rescue, protect and deliver us, because of His love and if we acknowledge His name He will answer us and be with us in trouble.
“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.”
This verse reminds us that the name of the Lord is a strong tower that we can run to for safety.
2 Corinthians 12:9
“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.”
This verse reminds us that God’s grace is sufficient for us and that His power is made perfect in our weaknesses.
“But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
This verse reminds us that God has redeemed us and that He will be with us in all circumstances, protecting us.
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” This verse reminds us that when we are afraid, we should put our trust in God.
“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
This verse reminds us that we should submit ourselves to God and resist the devil and he will flee from us.
1 Peter 5:7
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
This verse reminds us that we should cast all our anxiety on God because He cares for us.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.”
This verse reminds us that we should not be troubled and that we should believe in Jesus.
These verses can help you overcome surgery anxiety by reminding you of God’s love, protection, provision, promises, and His presence in all circumstances. It is important to meditate on these verses, pray and reflect on them, and apply them
Short Prayer for Surgery Anxiety
Here is a prayer for surgery anxiety:
I come to you today with a heart filled with anxiety and fear.
I am facing surgery and the thought of it brings so much uncertainty and worry.
Lord, I know that you are the giver of peace and the one who calms the storms of life. I ask that you would give me your peace in this situation.
Lord, I pray that you would be with me during the surgery and that you would protect me and the medical team that will be performing it.
Give the surgeons skill and wisdom as they work, and let your healing hand rest upon me.
Father, I ask that you would help me to trust you and to know that you are in control.
I believe that you are a good God and that you have a plan for my life.
Help me to release my fears and concerns to you, and to know that you are taking care of me.
Lord, I also pray for my loved ones who will be waiting and worrying for me during the surgery.
Give them your peace and comfort, and let them know that you are with them too.
In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
This prayer is a way to remind yourself that God is sovereign and that you can rely on Him to be with you in every step of the way, to give you peace and comfort, to guide the medical team, to protect you and to heal you.
It is also a way to express your trust in Him and to release your fears and worries to Him.
Remember to keep this prayer or others similar to it, close to your heart and to repeat it as often as you need to throughout the process.
Final word on Surgery Anxiety
As someone who has been in the ministry for many years, I know the power of words. And when it comes to dealing with surgery anxiety, I believe that the right words can make all the difference.
That’s why I’ve compiled this powerful collection of scriptures for surgery anxiety to help you find peace and calm in the face of your upcoming procedure.
Whether you’re facing a minor procedure or a major one, these words will help you experience God’speace and comfort.
So take a deep breath, remind yourself that you are strong, the spirit of God is with you, and read these scriptures with the faith that everything will be alright.
Remember that you are not alone in this and you will come out even stronger.