Fear. A common struggle for many people. Dictionary.com defines it as a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
We, as Believers, know from God’s Word that we can trust, rather than fear. God knew, however, that His precious children would struggle with this at times. I read somewhere that “fear not” is mentioned in the Bible at least 365 times.
I love that God knew we would worry. That He knew we would fear. That He knew we would need an antidote for angst, panic, and anxiety. Indeed, there is much to fear in today’s crazy world.
Yet, we know that God loves us so much that He sent His Son for us, that we are invaluable to Him, and that He goes before us in those stressful situations. In Matthew 10:31, He talks of us being more valuable than the sparrows, whom He cares and provides for.
The next time fear comes to knock on your door, take some time to dive into God’s Word and let these verses comfort your soul.
And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you. ~ Psalm 9:10
So do not fear, for I am with you…for I am your God. ~ Isaiah 41:10
I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. ~ Psalm 34:4
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:7
I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. ~ Psalm 16:8
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. ~ John 14:27
For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” ~ Isaiah 41:13
When I am afraid, I put my trust in You. ~ Psalm 56:3
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in You. ~ Isaiah 26:3
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. ~ Psalm 23:4
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. ~ 1 John 4:18
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? ~ Psalm 27:1
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. ~ Isaiah 12:2A
Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. ~ Matthew 6:34
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. ~ Psalm 46:1
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