God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, these 20 Bible verses about insecurity will help you to overcome fear.
The Bible tells us to be strong and courageous, and never be terrified or discouraged because God will always be with his people (Joshua 1:9).
However, in 2 Timothy 1:7, the word of the Lord also says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and of self-control.” So, given this verse, we can believe that God gave us the Spirit of boldness, not fear. The word boldness in the Bible means the courage to act. However, being bold and courageous are God’s marks for us to move forward.
In several biblical passages, we can observe that great men of God were afraid. In other words, we know then that life’s problems are often frightening. Of course, not always. But, it is common to be afraid in the face of circumstances.
However, let’s highlight the example of two men in the Bible, one of whom had fear and the other had courage. So, one of the men of God who were afraid was the Apostle Peter, who wanted to go to Jesus walking on the water. Of course, Jesus allowed Peter to come to him. However, according to the biblical narrative, when he got out of the boat, Peter went toward Jesus walking on the water, but the moment he looked at the wind, which was very strong, he felt very great fear and began to sink. But before he sank, Jesus took him by the hand, calling him a man of little faith, that is, that he was not to be doubted.
Now, the other man of God who had courage, according to the biblical text, was David. The Bible says that David was not afraid when he was willing to fight the giant Philistine, the famous Goliath.
During that episode, several of Saul’s soldiers were afraid to fight the Giant. That is, many of those soldiers were men experienced in battle, and all of them were armed and protected with armor. However, that young man, by the name of David, who had never participated in a war, much less knew how to fight, was the only brave man who manifested himself to fight against that Giant.
He fought, and he won. However, all that courage of David was summed up in the faith he had in God.
Do you now understand the importance of faith in difficult times? Well, never let fear dominate you, know that God is greater than fear, and He is with you.
In this life, we have two choices: That is, the choice to believe in God, and the choice to believe in fear. So when we believe in God, and put all our trust in Him; the Holy Spirit encourages us, and helps us to overcome fear, making us a winner. Now, when we prefer to believe in fear, it is a decision that leads us nowhere. That is, when we believe in fear and let it dominate us, we are prevented from growing spiritually. And, we are compared to trees that do not bear good fruit. However, the ordinance that the Lord gave us was to be strong and courageous (Joshua 1:9). And, that’s how we should be.
However, if you want to have the same courage as the men of the Bible, like David, who fought the giant. Daniel, who did not despair when he was thrown into the lions’ dens. And young Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who were not terrified either, when they heard that they were going to be thrown into the furnace. However, the faith of all of them was rooted in God. And when there is faith, courage. And courage demonstrates trust in God.
Therefore, if you lack courage, pray to God and ask Him to give you courage and trust in His love. Often, it is we ourselves who accept fear to rule our lives. However, pray to the Lord and ask him to free you from fear. For, the Lord says, in Matthew 21:22 – “And whatever you ask in prayer, if you believe, you will receive.” Therefore, if you pray and ask God to give you boldness, courage, and wisdom to do good works here on earth; know that the Lord will empower you, just as he did with Solomon (1 Kings 3:1-13).
However, to be messengers of good news, we need to have courage.
Next, you will check out the most remarkable verses in the Bible that talk about overcoming fear, anxiety, and insecurity. And we must always carry this certainty: God has given us a Spirit of boldness, not fear. Therefore, always trust in the Lord, because he himself has given us courage, strength, and love to face life’s obstacles.
How to Overcome Fear According to the Bible
Below are scriptures to overcome fear.
“But when I am afraid, I will trust in you.”
“We can therefore say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can men do to me?”
“Give your cares to the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never allow the righteous to fall.”
“I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.”
“Therefore do not be afraid, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will hold him with my victorious right hand.”
“And you, son of man, do not be afraid of these people or of their words. Don’t be afraid, even if thorns surround you and you live among scorpions. Do not be afraid of what they say or be terrified to see them, even though they are a rebellious nation.”
“Do not be afraid, O earth; rejoice and be glad. The Lord has done great things!”
“You came to me when I called to you, and you said, ‘Do not be afraid.
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; of whom shall I be afraid? The Lord is my strong refuge; of whom shall I be afraid?”
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and brave! Do not be terrified or discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
1 John 4:18
“There is no fear in love; on the contrary, perfect love drives out fear, because fear supposes punishment. He who is afraid is not perfected in love.”
“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
“Jesus was in the stern, sleeping with his head on a pillow. The disciples woke him up and cried out, “Teacher, do you not care that we die?” He got up, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Be still! Calm down!” The wind calmed down, and there was complete calm. Then he asked his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still not have faith?”
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“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I don’t give it as the world gives it. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor be afraid.”
“For rulers are not to be feared, except by those who do evil. Do you want to live free from the fear of authority? Do good, and she will exalt you.”
“The righteous shall never be shaken; they will forever remember him. He will not fear bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.”
“After these things the Lord spoke to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram!
I am his shield; great will be your reward!”
“Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid! God came to test you, so that the fear of God may be in you and keep you from sinning.”
“The Lord himself will go before you and be with you; he will never leave you, he will never forsake you. Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged!”
2 Kings 6:15-17
“The servant of the man of God got up early in the morning, and as he was going out, he saw that a troop of horses and chariots had surrounded the city. Then he exclaimed: “Ah, my lord! What will we do?” The prophet replied, “Do not be afraid. Those who are with us are more numerous than they are.” And Elisha prayed, “Lord, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the boy’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire around Elisha.”
“Even when I walk through a valley of darkness and death, I will fear no danger, for you are with me; your rod and your staff protect me.”