Do you have a dream in your heart, but fear and anxiety prevent you from pursuing it?
Everyone you know appears to have everything you desire without breaking a sweat, yet fear keeps you from moving forward.
The fear of the unknown, fear of what others might think of you pursuing your ambition.
These Bible verses on fear and anxiety will reveal the truth about fear and set us free.
What does the Bible say about fear and anxiety?
Anxiety and fear are not gifts from God. Rather, it comes from our dependence on our ability, our connections, and other people’s negative perceptions of us.
God’s intention for us is to realize that on the cross, He has already overcome fear.
This truth can become our reality when we have a genuine relationship with God and study the Bible to learn God’s truth about us.
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Did you know that the word “fear not” appears in the Bible 365 times, one for every day?
For God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind.2Timothy 1:7 NKJV
F.E.A.R. stands for falsified evidence that seems real. Fear is like a fog that envelops us from reaching what is ours in Christ Jesus.
Yes, we may feel unqualified for what we want, but we are connected to the one who qualifies us via His mercy.
In order to face our worries, we must rely on the Holy Spirit’s power rather than our own strength.
what does God say about facing your fears?
Did you know that everyone God used to accomplish great things doubted their own abilities?
Joshua was tasked with leading thousands of grumbling and ungrateful Israelites to Cannan, the promised land.
God taught him to face his fears by having courage. Here’s an example of a dialogue Joshua could have had with God.
“What! They made Moses miss the promised land!” JOSHUA exclaims.
“I made them, Joshua,” GOD says.🤯
“Remember that I commanded you to be strong and brave. Don’t be afraid, because the Lord your God will be with you everywhere you go.”Joshua 1:9 NCV
God didn’t want Joshua to focus on the problem, but on the one who controls kings’ hearts and can bend them in whatever direction he wants.
We may be confronted with situations that we have deemed impossible despite our best efforts.
Fear not, God says! Sometimes trusting God appears simple when we have control over the circumstance, but when it’s out of our hands, we flip.
Bible verses about fear and anxiety
“Get up!” says anxiety.
“Baby girl, you’re not ready for this,” Fear warns.
“You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be,” Faith replies. “Don’t lose focus.”
Here are the top ten Bible scriptures for overcoming fear and anxiety.
Isaiah 43:2 NCV
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.
When you cross rivers, you will not drown.
When you walk through fire, you will not be burned,
nor will the flames hurt you.Isaiah 43:2 NCV
God may never appear to be present in our current situation.
Scripture tells us that we will face many difficulties in this life, but that we should rejoice because He has already conquered them.
How! by the conviction that everything, even the most difficult conditions, will come together. It signifies that in the future, we will be thankful for the good that has come from it.
Psalm 27:1 AMPC
The Lord is my Light and my Salvation—whom shall I fear or dread? The Lord is the Refuge and Stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?Psalm 27:1 AMPC
There is no situation no matter how dark that doesn’t respond to light, especially the light of God’s word when we confess it.
We cannot afford to be quiet as the children of God. Life’s challenges can make us mute and wallow in self pity.
Since our identity is in Christ, we have the authority to command our situations to turn around.
The word of God in our mouth is as powerful as the words in God’s mouth.
Psalm 23:1-2 NCV
The Lord is my shepherd;Psalm 23:1-2 NCV
I have everything I need.
He lets me rest in green pastures.
He leads me to calm water.
I use to think God only cared about my spiritual life. But He cares about everything that concerns me including the hairs on my head.
If God can provide food for the birds in the air wouldn’t He give us all things?
God blesses with ideas on how to make wealth. Why should it be weird for a Christian to be a billionaire when God owns everything.
but remember the Lord your God! It is he who gives you the power to become rich, keeping the agreement he promised to your ancestors, as it is today.Deuteronomy 8:18 NCV
He cares about your prom date more than you do because you are His daughter and it is his duty as our heavenly father to look out for you.
This might sound weird to you especially when you don’t have a relationship with God.
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Matthew 11:28 NCV
“Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest.Matthew 11:28 NCV
Just because you grew up in a dysfunctional home doesn’t mean you’re going to end up the same way.
Please, do not use other people’s poor family models as your compass.
I have seen God change the most unlikely of situations. A good life is possible for you.
I read a book titled ” I almost ruined my marriage” by Pastor Enoh Jerry
Which I highly recommend to anyone who never had parents who showed a good example of marriage.
God redeeming power turned what the enemy meant for evil for her good.
1 John 4:18 ESV
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.1 JOHN 4:18 ESV
Having a new member of the family can be scary. You are afraid to trust them or share your life with them.
When you truly know the Lord and you believe His plans for you are perfect, you will be confident that your steps are ordered by Him.
God knows the right people you need in your life at every point. He won’t order the steps of a demon into your life.
We just need to trust Him with our hearts to do what’s best for us.
Psalm 46:10 NCV
God says, “Be still and know that I am God.Psalm 46:10 NCV
I will be praised in all the nations;
I will be praised throughout the earth.”
I’ve had moments when I just wanted to have things happen immediately but it ended in regrets.
Been still requires absolute trust in God’s divine ability. Fear and anxiety would make you think you can handle the consequences of your actions until it falls apart.
Just because what you want isn’t happening in your time doesn’t mean you’re already late.
Luke 12:22-26 NCV
22 Jesus said to his followers, “So I tell you, don’t worry about the food you need to live, or about the clothes you need for your body. 23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothes. 24 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest, they don’t have storerooms or barns, but God feeds them. And you are worth much more than birds. 25 You cannot add any time to your life by worrying about it. 26 If you cannot do even the little things, then why worry about the big things?Luke 12:22-26
Some girls could have a nervous breakdown 😰 from wearing a dress that is out of style or shoes that were last season.
We are the ones who give people something to worry about. We bring it up in conversation and borrow from people just to feel good about ourselves.
They are your clothes and you can wear them as many times as possible. If anyone has a problem with it they can take you out for a shopping spree. Just saying.
Jeremiah 29:11 MSG
I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.Jeremiah 29:11 MSG
One of the ways we get choked up by fear and anxiety is the lack of God’s word.
We may know sweet Jesus but are we filled up with His words written in the Bible. Have we studied it, to the point it becomes our reality?
When the devil sees that our knowledge of the Word is questionable he clouds our minds with fear.
Fear is a spirit and we can cast it out through prayers and our confession of the word of God.
Our confession and faith make a difference when confronted with challenges.
Do we speak life into a dead situation or death? Think about that🤔
We can give sickness power over our life by our confession.
Psalm 34:4 NCV
I asked the Lord for help, and he answered me.Psalm 34:4
He saved me from all that I feared.
Do you seek the Lord in prayer or do you wait until things get worse before you pray?
Prayer isn’t just saying some bunch of words but a time of communication between God the Father and His children.
If you’ve not made Jesus your Lord and Savior, here is a free new convert’s card to help you get started with your walk with God.
Praying to God with sincerity shows our dependence on Him and our trust in Him as our heavenly Father.
Romans 8:38-39 NCV
Yes, I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor ruling spirits, nothing now, nothing in the future, no powers, 39 nothing above us, nothing below us, nor anything else in the whole world will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.Romans 8:38-39
There is nothing that can stop the love of God in our lives. The guilt or shame of our last doesn’t stand a chance.
Rape, physical or emotional abuse does not stand a chance.
Parental rejection, abortion, or loss cannot deprive us of the love of God.
God loves me and you and that will never change.
I hope these Bible verses about fear and anxiety will encourage you to get rid of every ounce of worry in your life and live free.