Powerful Bible Verses to Overcome Fear - Scriptures to Help You Not Be Afraid
We face fear daily that can steal our joy and peace if we let it overwhelm us. What do we do when faced with valid fears like the loss of a job, the death of a loved one, the future of our children, and sickness? We can turn to Scripture to be reminded of God's love and promises of protection and peace in our lives.
We have collected some of our favorite Bible verses about fear, and Scripture quotes about overcoming anxiety and worry. Discover how the Word of God can comfort you in the times you feel afraid and overwhelmed. The Bible is filled with stories of people who overcame their fears with the strength of God. God wants each of us to experience power-filled faith that allows us to stand in the face of opposition and in a world filled with fear.
Top Bible Verses about Fear
Isaiah 41:10 - Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
2 Timothy 1:7 - For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
1 John 4:18 - 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.
Psalm 34:4 - I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
Joshua 1:9 - Have 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.”
Proverbs 29:25 - The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.
As you read these Scriptures for fear, use this prayer to help you: A Prayer to Reduce Fear - God, you know that we live in a crazy and chaotic world that makes fear soar. You also know my struggles in my daily life. When life gets to be too much, please help me come to you. Calm my thoughts and emotions and open my heart to your peace, comfort, and wisdom. Help me not to live in fear. Please reduce the feelings of fear and anxiety that plague me. Help me rest in You and trust You as I navigate through this broken world. In Your Name, I pray, Jesus. Amen. (Read more Prayers to Exchange Fear and Anxiety for Peace HERE)
The term “fear not” is stated in the Bible 365 times, which, ironically, is how many days are in a year. For a more in-depth study including five ways the Bible teaches us not to fear, visit our article: What Does the Bible Say About Fear?
Download this free devotional: Hope in the Storm - 30-Day Fear and Anxiety Prayer Guide, for guidance in prayer to live by faith instead of fear!
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