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25 Bible Verses About Fear that Will Fill You With Courage

Bible verses about fear that will fill you with courage
Did you know that there are a lot of bible verses about fear? The Bible actually talks about fear 70 times in the NIV to be exact. And that’s not even including similar commands such as “fear not” and “do not fear”. With that kind of repetition around one subject, there is no doubt in my mind that this was not put in the Bible on accident. Fear is an interesting thing. Fear is the killer of dreams. It cripples you and leaves you handicapped far more often than any disease.  But God doesn’t want you to be handicapped by fear. In the Bible, God repeatedly tells us that we have nothing to fear. Of course, in reality, we have a lot to fear. Random, scary, out of our control things happen all the time. But yet, God tells us not to be afraid and that He will be with us wherever we go. God wants to encourage us that with Him by our side, we have nothing to fear. Our God is greater than any earthly thing that could happen to us. When you have moments where doubt and fear creep in, look to these bible verses and know that with God you truly have nothing to fear.

25 Bible Verses About Fear that Will Fill You With Courage

1. 2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT)

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”

2. Mark 5:36 (NIV)

“Jesus told him, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe.’” 

3. Isaiah 35:4 (NIV)

“Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”

4. John 14:27 (NIV)

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”  5. Joshua 1:9 (NIV) “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”  6. Isaiah 43:1 (NIV) “But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”

7. Psalm 34:4 (NIV)

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

8. Psalm 27:1 (NIV)

“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?”

9. Psalm 118:6 (NIV)

“The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Bible verses about fear - PSALM 118:6

10. Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

11. 1 Chronicles 28:20 (NIV)

“David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.”  

12. Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

13. Isaiah 41:13 (NIV)

“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.”   14. Isaiah 54:4 (NIV) Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.”

15. Matthew 10:28 (NIV)

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”

16. Romans 8:15 (NIV)

“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.”

17. Hebrews 13:6 (NIV)

“So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

18. 1 John 4:18 (NIV)

“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.”

19. 2 Chronicles 20:15 (NIV)

Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.”

20. Psalm 56:3 (NIV)

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”  Bible verses about fear -PSALM 56-3

21. Mark 6:50 (NIV)

“Immediately he spoke to them and said, ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

22. Mark 4:39-40 (NIV)

“He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.  He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” 

23. 1 Peter 3:14 (NIV)

“But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats.” 

24. Deuteronomy 3:22 (NIV)

Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you.”   

25. Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT)

With his love, he will calm all your fears.”   Bible verses about fear - Zephaniah 3:7

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  1. Joy @ Real World Bible Study

    I think my favorite is Psalm 56:3. I always remember this Steve Green video with this song from when I was growing up. I have definitely cried this song out in my prayer closet in the middle of a panic attack!


      That is such a good one, Joy! I haven’t heard of Steve Green, but now I need to look it up! 🙂 I am so glad it comforted you! Similar bible verses have totally done the same for me, God’s Word is so powerful! <3


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