20 Verses about Fear and Anxiety to Remind Us God is in Control
- Debbie McDaniel Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer
- 2016 21 Jun
20 Verses to Remind Us - We Do Not Have to Fear
I struggled with fear and worry for years. But through time, I began to find that the things that once would have sent me down an anxious spiral, no longer had the same effect. It didn’t happen quickly, but over days, months, years.
I read words - of life - of truth. Soaking them in, over and over, praying them out loud. Until they became so familiar, they replaced the other things in my mind that I’d battled against. There’s nothing magical about words and verses, but there is power through them, because they’re God’s words.
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.” -Isaiah 41:10
2. Psalm 56:3
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” -Psalm 56:3
4. John 14:27
“Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.” -John 14:27
5. 2 Timothy 1:7
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” -2 Timothy 1:7
6. 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.” -1 John 4:18
7. Psalm 94:19
“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.” -Psalm 94:19
8. Isaiah 43:1
“But now, this is what the Lord says…Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” -Isaiah 43:1
9. 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.” -Psalm 23:4
10. Joshua 1:9
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” -Joshua 1:9
11. Matthew 6:34
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” -Matthew 6:34
12. 1 Peter 5:6-7
“Humble yourselves, then, under God’s mighty hand, so that he will lift you up in his own good time. Leave all your worries with him, because he cares for you.” -1 Peter 5:6-7
13. Psalm 27:1
“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
14. Mark 6:50
“Immediately he spoke to them and said, 'Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.'” -Mark 6:50
15. 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.” -Psalm 118:6-7
16. Psalm 34:4
“I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears.” -Psalm 34:4
17. Zephaniah 3:17
“The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.” -Zephaniah 3:17
18. Mark 5:36
“Jesus told him, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe.’” -Mark 5:36
19. 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.” -1 Peter 3:14
20. Revelation 1:17
“Then he placed his right hand on me and said: 'Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.'” -Revelation 1:17
God is Greater
He gives us the power to live courageously, boldly, fearlessly in this life, when many things that surround us would tell us to be afraid. His truth whispers strong and sure to the deepest core of our spirits.
All of that stuff on your mind? Give it to Him – again. Replace those fearful thoughts with His words of truth. And sleep in peace tonight. He knows what concerns you, He’s got you covered.
Content taken from 33 Verses about Fear and Anxiety to Remind Us: God is in Control by Debbie McDaniel.
Debbie McDaniel is a writer, pastor's wife, mom to three amazing kids (and a lot of pets). Join her each morning on Fresh Day Ahead's facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/DebbieWebbMcDaniel, for daily encouragement in living strong, free, hope-filled lives.
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