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Did you know that the Bible tells us to not be afraid more than 365 times? Having a list of “Do not be afraid Bible Verses” or “Do Not Fear Bible Verses” are great to have written down to encourage your heart when fear creeps in.
Bible Verses for Fear
I’ve lived a life marked by fear.
I’m standing at the door of single motherhood, and I’m afraid. I’ve known fear for so long. It’s been a close companion, I’m ashamed to admit it, but it’s true.
Afraid of abandonment, another affair, secret emails, angry words that stab deeply into my heart, identity and security. I’ve known the fear of counting pennies to feed my family. Rationing out gas for my car so we can make it to church and the grocery store that week.
The kind of fear that brings you to your knees, choking on your own tears. Sobbing in the shower so the kids can’t hear you, but they still know. A fear that brings the momma bear out, fighting to protect my kids.
My life marked by fear has had grave consequences. Little by little it stole my identity, peace and happiness. I woke up one day and realized I didn’t know who I was anymore.
But not anymore. I draw a line in the sand.
I choose to learn to live courageously within the protective arms of the Savior!
I’ve been working on me. Call it boundaries. Call it self care. Call it whatever you wish, but I’m finding me now and who I am in Christ.
How Do You Overcome Fear Biblically
I’m studying God’s Word everyday. I’m worshipping God in the Hard.
I’m only putting people in my life that speak encouragement and God’s truth over me.
I’m learning discipline in my thought life.
I’m speaking God’s truth over myself, my kids and our lives. I keep the list of Do Not Be Afraid Bible Verses close everyday.
In Jesus, I will rest. No longer will I weep and whine, asking Him, why me.
I will choose to ask.. what is next, what do you want me to learn.
I will choose to sit at His feet for a while and soak in His love and authority.
In Him we find the will to survive.
In Him we find the peace we need.
In Him we find the strength to go forward another day.
In Him we find the positive perspective to fight the negative.
In Him we find forgiveness and grace.
In Him we find restoration and redemption.
In Him we find our courage.
In Him we find our protection and provider.
In Him we find our Hiding Place.
In Him we find a love that drives out ALL fear.
In Him we find our Identity.
Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her! Luke 1:45 (NIV)
What Does God Say About Fear
Do Not Fear Bible Verses
say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” Isaiah 35:4
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
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
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
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
How Do You Break The Spirit Of Fear
How do you recover from a Life Marked by Fear?
Prayer. and God’s Word. Together it’s like a dynamite, destroying the strongholds the enemy hangs heavy on our necks.
When fear starts to creep in, immediately attack with praying God’s Word over the situation and over yourself.
Choose the positive perspective.
Turn up the Praise and Worship music and worship our Savior.
Read good books that encourage your heart in the Lord.
Your life will not change until your prayer life, quiet time with the Lord, Bible reading time and thought life changes.
For example, I was afraid of poverty. I was a stay at home wife and mom for 16 years. All my finances, retirement, future security was wrapped up in my ex husband.
He changed that and it’s all gone. No house, no retirement, no income.
And here is how fighting fear and my self-care changed my perspective.
I put encouraging Christian friends around me. I sought after God, read His word and prayed.
I prayed for Him to be “just”! Just in this situation, in my future, in my finances, in providing a new home for me and my children, in my life and in my children’s life and yes, even in my ex-husband’s life.
What Do You Pray When You Are Scared
Heavenly Father, forgive me of my sins. Create in me such a sorrow over my sin so that I am deeply convicted and repent quickly. Keep my heart humble and contrite before you always. I pray for your peace of mind because Your Word says;
God has not given me a spirit of fear but of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7. I pray you are just and will continue to protect and provide as You see fit for me, my kids and for my retirement. I know You will restore all that was lost. Deuteronomy 30:3-13. I know you work through trials and hard times. Take my fear and replace it with your peace. Mold me and keep me as I walk through this. James 1:1-13. Keep my heart content in my surroundings and always counting my blessings. 1 Thessalonians 5:18. I know you have good plans for me and my kids …all for Your Glory! Jeremiah 29:11. Change my thoughts and perspective. Help me to know and feel that I can safely trust you during this fearful moment. I choose to trust in You Lord. You are my God. Psalm 31:14. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
No hard life problem, no pain, no tear is wasted. Nothing is wasted if it keeps you at the feet of Jesus. Cling tight to the Do Not Be Afraid Bible Verses I have listed below.
What are your favorite Do Not Be Afraid Bible Verse? Do you have one that I don’t have listed?
What self care tips to keep you rested, renewed and ready to live your life out for Christ?
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