Fear

I (Dana) received some advice from a doctor, regarding my daughter, that brought on a huge amount of fear this evening. I am having troubles sleeping, so I thought I would look up some scriptures to combat my fear. Satan is having a hay day and is planting all sorts of lies in my head. Jesus is a great example of combating Satan’s lies with scripture and God’s wisdom. So, I suppose I should do the same…

Romans 8:15 (Today’s New International Version)

The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”

1 John 4:18 (Today’s New International Version)

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.

Proverbs 29:25 (The Message)

The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that.

Proverbs 3:21-26 (New Living Translation)

My child, don’t lose sight of common sense and discernment. Hang on to them, for they will refresh your soul. They are like jewels on a necklace. They keep you safe on your way, and your feet will not stumble. You can go to bed without fear; you will lie down and sleep soundly. You need not be afraid of sudden disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, for the Lord is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.

Psalm 112:7-8 (Contemporary English Version)

Bad news won’t bother them; they have decided to trust the LORD. They are dependable and not afraid, and they will live to see their enemies defeated.

Psalm 34:4 (New International Version)

I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 27:1 (The Message)

Light, space, zest— that’s God!
So, with him on my side I’m fearless,
afraid of no one and nothing.

Psalm 27:1 (New International Version)

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?

Psalm 91 (New Living Translation)

Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
For he will rescue you from every trap
and protect you from deadly disease.
He will cover you with his feathers.
He will shelter you with his wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.
Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night,
nor the arrow that flies in the day.
Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness,
nor the disaster that strikes at midday.
Though a thousand fall at your side,
though ten thousand are dying around you,
these evils will not touch you.
Just open your eyes,
and see how the wicked are punished.
If you make the Lord your refuge,
if you make the Most High your shelter,
no evil will conquer you;
no plague will come near your home.
For he will order his angels
to protect you wherever you go.
They will hold you up with their hands
so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.
You will trample upon lions and cobras;
you will crush fierce lions and serpents under your feet!
The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me.
I will protect those who trust in my name.
When they call on me, I will answer;
I will be with them in trouble.
I will rescue and honor them.
I will reward them with a long life
and give them my salvation.”

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