8 Verses For Strength When Struggling with Burnout

Do you struggle with burnout?

As a creative, I go through cycles of being burned out and struggling with self doubt. (yep- even after over 5 years of being in business!

I was trying to design this morning, and nothing was coming out. I was getting frustrated...but when I'm frustrated, I try to remember go to to The Word- the ultimate self care.

Whether you're frustrated with your kids, your job, or anything else....sometimes the everyday (or more serious) stressful events snowball until you're left feeling completely empty.

Below are 8 verses that help renew my strength and mind- so I wanted to share them with you as well! If there's a verse that I should have added, please leave it in the comments below! 

BONUS-scroll to the bottom for free flashcards and free phone wallpapers for each of these verses.

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.
- Matthew 11:28-30

but those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength;
they will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not become weary, they will walk and not faint.
- Isaiah 40:31

In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.
- Psalm 4:8

The LORD replied,
“My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.
- Exodus 40:33

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.
- Isaiah 26:3

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

The Lord is near all who call out to Him,
all who call out to him with integrity.
- Psalm 145:18

SUGGESTED PRAYER- God, you know that I've been feeling stressed out and burned out. I know that your Word says that I find my strength, rest, and peace in you.  Please help me remember that I am not alone and that I can find my strength in you. Please help me determine the changes I need to make to feel more balanced and less burned out. 

RESOURCE - Need an extra reminder? I've made each of these verses into a free flashcard printable so that you can meditate on them throughout the day! Tape these to your mirror, put them in your wallet, or in your car. I hope they help encourage you!
BONUS RESOURCE - I've made each of these verses into a phone lockscreen. Click here to access them. (this is a zipped file with 8 different backgrounds)


  • Laurie D

    Love these! God bless you all at Elly &Grace for all you do ❤️

  • Gina Savard

    Thank you so much for this; I was having such a hard week and really needed these reminders!

  • Debra Keeler

    Thanks so much for this Brenna! Many of them are my favorite verses! I have been feeling numb from all the pain of my chronic illnesses & this is exactly what I needed to read! God is using you to wake me up again! Be blessed today by God’s many unexpected blessings! 🙏💖🙏

  • Sharon Tarquinio

    Thank you so much for these resources; I know they will definitely come in handy when I have those time of creative blocks. I love the cards-I have them up all over my studio!

  • Julie

    Thank you so very much for sharing these verses! Jesus bless you all❤️

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