As COVID starts its second wave around the world, we are watching more and more people be afraid. These fears are valid and based on what is going on around us. Fear is a genuine thing. But, as a Christian, it’s important for us to know how to face fear. To help us do that, I want to share with you 26 Bible verses about fear.
Verses about Fear: Do not Fear
In our house, we have 2 people who suffer from general anxiety. Even though we treat that with medication, we also combat it with truths from the bible.
To understand fear and what the bible says about it, it’s important for us to know what the bible says and have verses about fear.
Below are some verses about fear that say: do not be afraid.
1. Isaiah 41:10
“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.”
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.”
3. Matthew 6:34
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
5. Luke 12:6-9
Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. “And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God, but the one who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God.
Verses about Fear: What we should trust in
So often we are told to not be afraid. But, like most people, when someone tells me not to think about something, I can’t stop thinking about it. The Bible doesn’t just give us verses about fear, but it also tells us what we should put our trust in.
This next set of verses are about what we should put out trust in.
6. Psalm 56:3
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”
7. Psalm 23:4
“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.”
8. Psalm 27:1-3
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? When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. But you, O God, will cast them down into the pit of destruction; men of blood and treachery shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in you.
10. Psalm 46:1
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
11. Psalm 118:6-7
“The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? The Lord is with me; he is my helper.”
12. Psalm 34:4
I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
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Verses about Fear: Truth about Fear
Sometimes, as Christians, we let the devil tell us lies about our fears. The only way to combat these lies is with the truth of the bible.
This set of verses about fear teaches us some deep truths about fear.
13. 1 John 4:18
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
14. Psalm 55:22
“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.”
15. 1 Peter 3:14
“But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats.”
16. Romans 8:31-35
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
17. Romans 8:38-39
“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.”
Verses about Fear: Why we should trust in God
It’s fine to be told not to fear, and even good to know what we should trust in. But if you’re like me, it’s not enough. I always want to know why! Why should we trust in God??
God, in all His wisdom, knew that we would want to know why we can trust in Him.
The next set of verses give us some really awesome reasons why we should trust in Him.
18. 1 Peter 5:6-7
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
19. 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.
20. John 14:27
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.
21. Exodus 14:14
The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
22. Psalm 118:6
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
23. Isaiah 43:1-2
But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
24. Psalm 34:18
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
25. 1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
26. Isaiah 43:2-5
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you. Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, people in exchange for your life. Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you.
I hope that I have encouraged you with these verses about fear.
In the comments below, tell me which verses about fear you love and why.