If You Feel Scared or Anxious, Read This – 14 Best Verses to Conquer Fear
The problem with fear is that it doesn’t make the problem go away. Our mind can actually convince us that what we are scared about is worse than what it actually is. All throughout the Bible, we are told ‘not to fear.’ In fact, we are told not to fear 365 times – one time for every day of the year. God knew His children would find themselves in unsettling situations, and He also knew we would become scared. So, being the Good Father He is, He left us with some of the most powerful and encouraging words for times such as these. The sum of it all is, fear not! The Lord is always with you.
Here are 14 best verses to conquer your fears:
[Read these over slowly…believe the words God is speaking to you today]
1.) Proverbs 3:25-26
“Have no fear of sudden disaster
or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
for the Lord will be at your side
and will keep your foot from being snared.”
The Lord is with you in every situation. Trust Him. He will not allow you to stumble.
2.) Psalm 18:2
“The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress and my Deliverer;
my God is my Rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
God will deliver you from your situation. He is your immovable rock and your refuge.
3.) Deuteronomy 31:8
“The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
The Lord is always by your side. He will never leave you or forsake you, so do not be afraid.
4.) Psalm 34:7
“The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him,
and He delivers them.”
Take comfort knowing that the angel of the Lord is sent to protect and deliver you. Do not be afraid!
5.) Romans 8:28
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.”
No matter how things appear today, God is working all things together for your good. Trust Him and do not worry.
6.) Psalm 46:1
“God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.”
Notice how God is an “ever-present” help in trouble. He is with you right now. Trust in Him and don’t worry about how it’ll all work out.
7.) Isaiah 43:1
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; You are mine.”
God is calling you by name. You are His – and He won’t let anything happen to you. He asks that while He works, you trust in Him.
8.) 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.”
God is perfect love, and His love drives out fear. By trusting in Him, you will feel His love for you, and that love will diminish all fear.
9.) Mark 4:40
“He said to His disciples, ‘Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?'”
Jesus is asking you this same question today. Think for a moment about all the good Jesus has done in your life. Rest assured He will do it again.
10.) Psalm 118:6-7
“The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?
The Lord is with me; He is my helper.
I look in triumph on my enemies.”
If the Lord is with you, what then can a mere mortal (person) do to you? The Lord is your helper and He promises that you will look in triumph over the enemy. Trust Him!
11.) 1 Peter 3:14
“But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. ‘Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.’”
So long as you are suffering for what is right, the Lord is blessing you. You do not have to fear any threat. Do as Jesus commands and do not be frightened.
12.) Psalm 34:4
“I sought the Lord, and He answered me;
He delivered me from all my fears.”
Seek out the Lord and He will answer you. He will deliver you from all that plagues you.
13.) 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.”
The Lord is speaking this to you today. He is reminding you that He is your God – so you do not need to be afraid. Not only will He help you, He will strengthen you in the process. Trust Him.
14.) 2 Timothy 1:7
“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
When God came into your life, He replaced your human spirit of fear and anxiety with His Holy Spirit of power, love and courage. Remind yourself today whose you are. Do not be afraid.
[Read and mediate on these powerful verses against fear today. If you are going through a difficult time, these verses will strengthen your faith. They’ll remind you of Who is fighting the battle for you. God always wins. If He is for you, who dare be against you?]