Posts Tagged ‘ Fear ’

VerseD: Joshua 1:9

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9, ESV

God commands us to be courageous and strong!

Yet, by His Holy Spirit, He helps us. Trust Him.

VerseD: Isaiah 26:3

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

Isaiah 26:3, ESV

When the Maker of heaven and earth, the Judge of all Creation is on our side, we should have no reason fear.

And people will want the peace we have.

VerseD: 1 John 4:18

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

We no longer need to fear God’s wrath after we come to Christ. Instead, we should fear for those who do not know Him and share the Gospel with them.

VerseD: Isaiah 54:17

“no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”

Isaiah 54:17, ESV

When found in Christ, the worst people can do to us is kill us, for they would be sending us to God.

And we have truth on our side, so we can preach with boldness.

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 15:57

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:57, ESV

In Christ, Death has no more hold on us. Hold firm to His promises, and fear not what people may do to us, for we await eternal life with our Lord.

VerseD: Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7, ESV

We cannot know God if we do not know about who He is. We must remember first that He is a God of wrath who must punish sin, then we can know the God of grace and forgiveness.

Then we can begin to rightly understand our world and ourselves.

VerseD: John 16:33

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33, ESV

With all that can happen in this world, we can expect persecution and problems. But out hope and strength is in Christ, who defeated the grave and the devil.

VerseD: Psalm 56:3

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

Psalm 56:3, ESV

This life can be scary, and people may come against us, but God should be feared more. We can trust His Word that He has us and won’t abandon us if our faith is Him Him alone.

VerseD: 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 who helps you.”

Isaiah 41:13, ESV

God is with us all the time, but exorcism in our time of need. Trust Him.

VerseD: 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 12:2, ESV

In Christ, we can move beyond fear and shame to hope and joy, for He has saved us from our sin and God’s wrath.

Does that not make you want to sing for joy?

The joy of the Lord is my strength.