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Fear

Fear is a common occurrence in people's lives, whether it's a fear of the unknown, fear of failure, or fear of certain situations. The Bible can be a great source of comfort and guidance to combat fear. Here are ten bible verses to help you overcome fear.


"For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:7) This bible verse is a great reminder that fear is not from God, but rather his word is a source of power, love, and clarity of mind, something we can all use to conquer fear.


"When I am afraid, I put my trust in you." (Psalm 56:3) This Psalm presents a comforting message of faith to those who feel overwhelmed by fear. By placing trust in God, we relinquish our fears and trust that He has our back.


"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) Fear is merely a stumbling block in our lives, and with God, we can walk through these dark places, trusting that our Heavenly Father is guiding us every step of the way.


"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." (John 14:27) Through Jesus’ teachings, the disciples were promised peace that cannot be found in the world. This peace allows us to overcome our fears and not let our fear control us further.


"I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears." (Psalm 34:4) We can seek refuge in the One above, and he will answer and deliver us.


"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." (Isaiah 41:10) In the darkness of the unknown, God is our light. By persevering and trusting in God, we can rely on his strength and guidance to help us overcome whatever fear we may encounter.


"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) This bible verse highlights that there is no one or anything that we should fear as we are assured God is all-powerful and our protector.


"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." (1 Peter 5:7) This verse reassures individuals that their anxiety and stress can be surrendered to God because he greatly cares for them. By surrendering and allowing God in our lives, we are then bestowed peace rather than fear.


"Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food, and the body more than clothes?" (Matthew 6:25) Jesus puts forth a reminder to put our focus on the more important things in life rather than being consumed by fear, anxiety or worry.


"Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe." (Proverbs 29:25) Ultimately, to trust and have faith in the Lord is the ultimate solution to overcoming fear. We must not forget that our God is a faithful God who is more than capable of seeing us through our fears.


Overcoming fear is not easy, and it is a process that can take time. Fortunately, the Bible is full of words that can comfort, guide, and help us overcome any fear we may face. The bible verses presented in this article are a great starting point for individuals looking to find guidance and strength to face their fears. By keeping in mind these promises in the Bible, you can armour yourself with protection and move through your day fiercely.


Reflection Questions

How can Christians best face and overcome their fears in a trusting, faith-based manner?

What is the most effective way to turn fear into faith?

How do you know when your fears are getting in the way of God's plan for you?

How can you find strength from scripture to cope with their fears and anxieties?

What scriptures or prayers help you most when feeling overwhelmed by fear?


Thanks for joining us today! Don't forget to leave your favourite verses in the comments about this topic.

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