Fear is described as an emotion that is mainly unpleasant, caused by the belief that someone or something will likely cause pain or a threat to the person. Fear has the power to paralyze people to the point where they are rendered incapable of doing anything or achieving anything. For most of us, it would be best if we never encountered fear a day in our lives. Unfortunately, that is not the case and there are many who are literally controlled by their fear. 

If we allow it, fear can penetrate every area of our lives. Sometimes we experience physical signs. Our palms start to sweat, our heart starts pounding, and we have a shortness of breath and dry mouth. If you’ve experienced these symptoms you know they have the capability of literally paralyzing you.

The good news is that God wants to comfort us and fight our battle against fear. The common issue occurs when we enter the “fight-or-flight” mode. When a circumstance introduces fear, our bodies produce adrenaline, the fuel that motivates us to either take a stand and fight against the fear or run away from the fear. Take a minute to think about how you react when faced with fear.

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

As Eleanor Roosevelt so eloquently put it, you must do the thing which you THINK you cannot do. That should inspire you to know that you have the ability to overcome fear and that God is on your side and wants to fight for you and give you the strength you need to overcome.

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Top Bible Verses About Fear


Exodus 14:14

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” – Exodus 14:14 (New International Version)

Deuteronomy 3:22

You shall not fear them, for it is the Lord your God who fights for you.’ – Deuteronomy 3:22 (English Standard Version)

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6 (English Standard Version)

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 (English Standard Version)

Psalm 23:4

Lord, even when your path takes me through the valley of deepest darkness, fear will never conquer me, for you already have! You remain close to me and lead me through it all the way! Your authority is my strength and my peace. The comfort of your love takes away my fear. I’ll never be lonely for you are near. – Psalm 23:4 The Passion Translation


Psalm 23 - Top Bible Verses About Fear



Psalm 27:1

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 27:1 (New International Version)

Psalm 34:4

I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. – Psalm 34:4 (English Standard Version)

Psalm 34:7

If you honor the Lordhis angel will protect you. – Psalm 34:7 (Contemporary English Version)

Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. – Psalm 46:1 (English Standard Version)

Psalm 56:3

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you – Psalm 56:3 (English Standard Version)

Psalm 91:1-16

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—the Most High, who is my refuge—no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” – Psalm 91:1-16 (English Standard Version)

Psalm 94:19

When my anxieties multiply, your comforting calms me down. – Psalm 94:19 (Common English Bible)

Psalm 118:6-7

I will not be afraid, because the Lord is with me. People can’t do anything to me. The Lord is with me to help me, so I will see my enemies defeated. – Psalm 118:6-7 (New Century Version)

Proverbs 29:25

The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe. – Proverbs 29:25 (English Standard Version)

Isaiah 8:11-12

The Lord spoke to me, taking hold of me and warning me not to walk in the way of this people: Don’t call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy. Don’t fear what they fear, and don’t be terrified. – Isaiah 8:11-12 (Common English Bible)

Isaiah 12:2

“Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation.” – Isaiah 12:2 (New American Standard Bible)

Isaiah 41:10

Don’t be afraid. I am with you. Don’t tremble with fear. I am your God. I will make you strong, as I protect you with my arm and give you victories. – Isaiah 41:10 (Contemporary English Version)

Isaiah 41:13

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 (New International Version)

Isaiah 43:1

Now this is what the Lord says. He created you, people of Jacob; he formed you, people of Israel. He says, “Don’t be afraid, because I have saved you. I have called you by name, and you are mine. – Isaiah 43:1 (New Century Version)

Isaiah 54:4

“Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more. – Isaiah 54:4 (English Standard Version)

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. – John 14:27 (English Standard Version)

Romans 8:15

You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “Abba, Father.” – Romans 8:15 (Common English Bible)

Romans 8:38-39

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39 (English Standard Version)

Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, 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. – Philippians 4:6-7 (New International Version)

2 Timothy 1:7

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. – 2 Timothy 1:7 (New Living Translation)

Hebrews 13:6

So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” – Hebrews 13:6 (English Standard Version)

1 Peter 5:7

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. – 1 Peter 5:7 (New Living Translation)

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 (English Standard Version)

Revelation 1:17

When I saw him, I fell down at his feet like a dead man. He put his right hand on me and said, “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. – Revelation 1:17 (New Century Version)

These Bible verses about fear shed some light of fear itself and a number of different ways God helps us through his strength and stability.

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