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What Does The Bible Say About Fear?

What Does The Bible Say About Fear?

What Does The Bible Say About Fear?

Fear is so crippling, that it rids us of our ability to achieve our divine goals. When we look at ‘What The Bible Says About Fear,’ we can learn lessons that will empower us to live life more abundantly.

Fear is a key weapon of the enemy, and it goes against the very laws of nature that give. This is so important to understand because the Bible says that the enemy came to kill, to steal and to destroy. Isn’t this the same thing that fear does in our lives, kill, steal, destroy?

As we reflect on ‘What the Bible Says About Fear’, we should be keen in noticing the impacts fear can have on and in us. I often say to one of my friends, “Fear is the killer of our dreams.” I say this because nothing will steal from us more than fear will. This is the perfect reason God didn’t give us a spirit of fear, yet of Power, and of Love, and of a sound Mind.

As the people of the Living God, we should seek to avoid fear at all costs. That’s why God gave us numerous scriptures to motivate us beyond fear. God knows the diabolic and the crippling nature of fear.

Let us take a look at some scriptures that talk about fear, and let us believe God, that He Who is within us, is greater than the external factor of fear.

What The Bible Says About Fear


Isaiah 12:2 “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”

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.


1 John 4:8 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.


Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe

Psalm 56:3-4 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?


Philippians 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.


Romans 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”


Deuteronomy 31:6 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.”


Psalm 27:1 Of David. 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.

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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.


Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!


1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.


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.

What the Bible says about fear

Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.


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.


Psalm 118:6 he Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?


Deuteronomy 7:21 You shall not be in dread of them, for the Lord your God is in your midst, a great and awesome God.


Proverbs 14:27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.


Isaiah 41:13 For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one

Don't Fear Man, Fear God.

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Psalm 112:7-8 He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. His heart is steady; he will not be afraid, until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.


Psalm 94:19 When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.


Deuteronomy 2:22 You shall not fear them, for it is the Lord your God who fights for you.’


Matthew 14:27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”


Matthew 10:26 “So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.


Isaiah 54:4 “Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.


Mark 5:36 But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.”

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Psalm 115:11 You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord! He is their help and their shield.


Psalm 25:14 The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant.


Acts 10:35 But in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.


Psalm 3:6 I will not be afraid of many thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around.


Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.



As We Conclude

All of what the Bible says about fear can be beneficial in your life. Fear will be one of our greatest enemies and so we need to build up a resilient spirit through the teaching of the scripture.

God bless you and do consider sharing these scriptures with someone you know they can help. Stay blessed!

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