Did you know that the words “fear not” or “do not fear” appear well over 100 times in the New King James Version of the Bible? God must be serious about fear in our lives. Fear will steal our joy, remove our faith, decrease our love and cause us to not trust God. I can still remember an often-seen bumper sticker from the 1970’s which read, “Fear or Faith.” We have a choice; we can fear or we can have faith in our God. Below I shared some of my favorite “fear not” scriptures. May they bring you courage to not be in fear!
Isaiah 41:10, 13: Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’
Isaiah 43:1: But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.
Isaiah 54:14: In righteousness you shall be established; You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; And from terror, for it shall not come near you.
I Chronicles 23:13: Then you will prosper, if you take care to fulfill the statutes and judgments with which the Lord charged Moses concerning Israel. Be strong and of good courage; do not fear nor be dismayed.
Psalms 46:2: Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea.
Psalms 78:53: And He led them on safely, so that they did not fear; but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.
Matthew 10:31: Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.