Fear, anxiety and doubt are common human problems. In the Word of God there are many comforting promises which deal directly with fear and anxiety. Hold on to the Word of God and his eternal promises.

 

The Lord is my light and my salvation ─ whom shall I fear? –  Ps.27:1

 

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? (Ps.27:1)

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,  nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.  A thousand may fall at your side, ten  thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.  You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.  If you make the Most High your dwelling even the Lord, who is my refuge   then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.  For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;  they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.  You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.  “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.  He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honour him.  With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.” (Ps.91:1-16)

 

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. – Ps. 46:1

 

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. (Ps.46:1-2)

 

Praise the Lord. Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who finds great delight in his commands.  He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.  His heart is secure, he will have no fear; in the end he will look in triumph on his foes. (Ps.112:1, 7-8)

 

Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” (Isa.35:4)

 

When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you.  He shall say: “Hear, o Israel, today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not be terrified or give way to panic before them.  For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.” (Deut.20:1, 3-4)

 

Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.
(Luke 12:32)

 

…the Lord will be your confidence… – Prov.3:26

 

Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared. (Prov. 3:25-26)

 

“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” (2 Kings 6:16)

 

David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished.” (1 Chron.28:20)

 

Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.  Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.  Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this. (Ps.37:3-5)

 

As it is written: “See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes men to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame.” (Rom.9:33)

 

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” (Heb.13:5-6)

 

…do not be dismayed, for I am your God. – Isa.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. (Isa.41:10)

 

For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. (Isa.41:13)

 

But now, this is what the Lord says ─ he who created you, o Jacob, he who formed you, o Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” (Isa.43:1)

 

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. (2 Tim.1:7)

 

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. (Luke 12:6-7)

 

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. (1 John 4:18)

 

Being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. (Rom.4:21)

 

For the Lord is righteous, he loves justice; upright men will see his face. (Ps.112:7)

 

Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. “If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk.” (Isa.58:9)

 

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. (Prov.18:10)

 

He will guard the feet of his saints, but the wicked will be silenced in darkness. It is not by strength that one prevails. (1 Sam.2:9)

 

…the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore. – Ps.125:2

 

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore. (Ps.125:1-2)

 

Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. (Ps.91:3-4)

 

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. (Ps.91:11-12)

 

The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all. (Ps.34:18-19)

 

I lift up my eyes to the hills ─ where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip ─ he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you ─ the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm ─ he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. (Ps.121:1-8)

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