Gripped by Fear?

Is the fear of loss or potential pain keeping you from moving forward? What about the fear of failure? Or the fear of repeating prior mistakes?

If that’s you, you’re not alone. Most of us experience those fears. Sometimes they are so consuming that we won’t even allow ourselves to go forward in life. Hey, if we do nothing, we can’t mess it up, right?

“God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power, and a sound mind.” And honestly, it’s not about us anyway. It’s about the will of God and what He has for us that’s important.

It’s very easy to forget that fear is just a tool of the enemy to make us miss our mark, especially when we’re in the midst of it. But if we keep our focus on God and follow His leading, He will direct us. We have to know Him to hear His leading!

Use the verses below to help you get to know Him better. And trust that God’s got everything under control! His love never ceases!

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. (Proverbs 3:25, 26, NIV).

The LORD is my light and my salvation– so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? When evil people come to devour me, when my enemies and foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. (Psalm 27:1, NLT2)

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10, NKJV)

God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam. Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge! (Psalm 46:1-3, NLT2)

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. (Isaiah 41:13, NIV)

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7, NKJV)

For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” (Romans 8:15, NAS95)

I sought the LORD, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears. (Psalm 34:4, NAS95)

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. (1 John 4:18, NKJV)

But he who listens to me shall live securely And will be at ease from the dread of evil.  (Proverbs 1:33, NAS95)

The LORD is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” (Hebrews 13;6, NLT2)


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