10 Bible Verses That Will Help You Combat Fear and Worry

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We live in a world (culture) constantly competing for our thoughts, hearts and emotions. Fear can settle into our souls quickly taking us off guard. However, there is power in the word of God to combat fear so many are fighting against every day.

Fear is mentioned over 600 times in the Bible, and God gave us the weapons of prayer, fasting and Scripture to crush it. The Bible has also over 100 commands not to be afraid.

Here are 10 Bible verses that will help you combat fear and worry today.

Do not lose heart or hope friends. “Fear not” the past, present or the future.

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. Psalm 94:19

“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.” –Psalm 94:19

Related: Insight From Psalm 56: How to Overcome Fear and to Trust in God

6. 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

7. Matthew 6:34

“Each day has enough trouble of its own. The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?” Matthew 6:34

8. Psalm 34:4

“I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears.” –Psalm 34:4

9. 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

10. Mark 6:50

“Immediately he spoke to them and said, ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.’” –Mark 6:50

-Corine Gatti-Santillo

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