Scriptures to Combat Fear

When fear whispers in your ear and its icy fingers try to grip your heart, fight it with Scripture!

As Paul reminds us in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness, in order that the person of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.” 

And God Himself says about His Word in Isaiah 55:11b, “It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” God’s Word is powerful! 

Below are some of my favorite verses about fear, freedom, and who we are in Christ. Find some more of your own, and write them somewhere that you can see them on a daily basis, whether that means a journal, a chalkboard or whiteboard in your house, or even post-it’s placed in strategic places in your house or car. God’s Words are life! Speak them over your life and directly to the fear that comes against you. Speak LIFE!

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

1 John 4:18 — 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.

Joshua 1:9 — Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Romans 8:31 — What then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Galatians 5:1 — It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

Romans 8:37 — No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Psalm 23:4 — Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

John 10:10 (NKJV) — The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

Prayer for Today: Father, thank you for Your words of life to us. Help us to use them in a way in which they become a part of our identity and so we can use them to overcome. Thank you for Your great love for us, Your provision for us, and Your victory for us. We love You. Amen!

Ps- The Help Club made a beautiful printable with all of these Scriptures mentioned. Print it out and hang it where you will see it often- on your bathroom mirror or on your fridge.

Click here to access the “Scriptures to Combat Fear” printable!

Linda Steppenbacker
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8 Comments on “Scriptures to Combat Fear”

  1. Thank you Linda for your amazing story of God’s faithfulness to you in the midst of your crisis. Your daily devotional of Overcoming Fear helped me to remember who I am and his truths. May The Lord continue to strengthen you and bless you with His perfect peace.

    1. Thank you, Kristy! We are so grateful for blessings and prayers during this time. And I am so glad that God spoke to you through this study. He is so much better than we even know, and He loves us so much. Blessings to you! You are so very precious to Him.

    1. Thank you, Jackie, for your kind words. I am so glad that you were blessed. And thank you for your prayers!

  2. Thank you for sharing these scriptures and for the encouragement. I pray God’s strength and His continued blessings of peace, joy, love and courage for you and your family.

    1. Thank you so much, Christina. We appreciate your prayers! I pray that you continue to be inspired by our Father and His great love for us. Blessings to you today!

  3. Thank you for the Daily Devotional of Overcoming Fear.

    It was so inspirational and uplifting.

    May you be blessed.

    1. Thank you so much, Linda. Our God is so good. He always gives us what we need when we need it, and it is amazing how He can turn even the worst of things into good. And He is for us! Blessings to you as well!

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