Midweek Inspiration | Scriptures For Fear

On our community prayer request post, I’ve noticed some have mentioned help with fear. I too struggle with fear seeping into my heart, encouraging doubt, and making me feel helpless.

So, today I want to share with you some scriptures you can use as a sword to fight back and meditate on.

1. God helps us fight against temptation. He strengthens us with His love.

(ES) 2 Timothy 2:07, “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”

2. Confidence comes from Christ.

(NLT) 2 Corinthians 3:04, “We are confident of all this because of our great trust in God through Christ.”

(NLT) Ephesians 3:12, “Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.”

3. The love of Christ helps us grow in perfect love. Through this perfect love, we also gain confidence.

(NLT) 1 John 4:17-18, “And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. Such love has no fear because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.”

4. God will provide for us.

(NLT) Psalm 112:07, “They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the LORD to care for them.”

What scriptures do you cling to that strengthen you against fear?Β 

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31 thoughts on “Midweek Inspiration | Scriptures For Fear

  1. Amen! There is no need to fear when we walk with God. I might have mentioned this scripture already, but I always turn to Proverbs 18:10: The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

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  2. Whenever I feel fear or a lack of courage, my mind and faith claim Joshua 1:9 β€œHave I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9, ESV) With Jesus’ sacrifice, I have the assurance God is always with me wherever I go, and there is no need to fear.

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  3. I turn to the first chapter of Joshua for encouragement when I feel fear… and also to the Psalms and to Isaiah 41:10. But I love these verses that you have selected, T.R.! And how very thoughtful of you to address this … you are so in tune with your readers! I so admire that! ❀

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  4. I still struggle with fear, at times. I was having a big battle with it Wednesday. And, all day the Lord kept putting this song in my head. He uses songs with me all the time.

    When I Am Afraid / An Original Work
    October 17, 2016 / Based off Psalms 56-57

    When I am afraid, Lord, I will trust in You.
    Your Word, Lord, I praise. I yield my life to You.
    Enemies pursue me, slandering Your Name.
    Lord, have mercy. I trust in You. Hear my cry today.

    Lord, I love Your Word. It comforts me today,
    As I look to you, and bow my head and pray.
    You are Christ, my Lord. You saved me from my sin,
    That I may walk, Lord before You, purified within.

    Steadfast is my heart, O God, I sing of You.
    I will praise You, Lord. To You, I will be true.
    Oh, how great Your love. Your faithfulness endue.
    Be exalted, God of heaven. Glory be to You.

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  5. I draw courage and comfort from the proclamations of the angels who said, basically, fear not! (“Do not be afraid, Mary”, “Do not be afraid, [shepherds]. . . ” (Luke 1:30 and Luke 2:10) We hear these verses frequently at Christmas but they span the seasons.

    Thank you for your writing and sharing, T.R.

    – Anne

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