Bible verses on fear are scattered throughout the scriptures and for good reason.
The biggest thing that holds people back from reaching their true potential in business or any endeavor in life is usually fear.
Fear of the Unknown.
Fear of Failure.
Fear of Success.
Fear of Rejection.
Fear of Missing Out (FOMO).
Fear of Public Speaking.
Fear of Change.
I’m here to tell you, fear doesn’t have to control you. It certainly doesn’t have to dictate the success of your business and life.
There are tons of bible verses on fear that backs me up on that.
Fear is an interesting animal.
It lurks in the shadows of your mind and steps out at the most inopportune times.
When confronted, it either grows or shrinks based on how and if you confront it.
It can never be killed completely or even tamed, but it will submit to you… if you make it.
So the question becomes, how do you make fear submit to you?
As with anything else in life, I think the best way is by leaning into scripture.
These bible verses on fear will help you overcome and eliminate the fear in your life so you can move confidently into your true potential.
Mark Twain said “The most two important days in your life are the day your born and the day you find out why”.
If you don’t master fear in your life, it will master you… and you will NEVER live out your true potential. You’ll never be all God intended you to be.
It will serve you well to write down 1 or 2 of these bible verses on fear and commit them to memory. Then you can come back and memorize some more.
When to Fear, When NOT to Fear
Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.
Psalm 112:1 Praise the Lord. Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands.
Deuteronomy 31:6 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.Deuteronomy 31:6 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. Click To Tweet
Matthew 10:28 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.
Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, Or “the valley of the shadow of death”I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Psalm 188:6 The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?Psalm 188:6 The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? Click To Tweet
Isaiah 41:10-13 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. 11 “All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish. 12 Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all. 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.
Psalm 34:4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.Psalm 34:4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Click To Tweet
1 Chronicles 28:20 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.
Matthew 6:34 Therefore, do not worry about (or fear) tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it’s own.Matthew 6:34 Therefore, do not worry about (or fear) tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it's own. Click To Tweet
Isaiah 43:1 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.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.
Psalm 118:6 The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?Psalm 118:6 The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? Click To Tweet
2 Timothy 1:7 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 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. Click To Tweet
Mark 5:36 Jesus told him, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe.
Proverbs 29:25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.
Revelation 1:17 Then he placed his right hand on me and said: ‘Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.
Verses on Replacing Fear
and Anxiety with Trust in God
Instead of focusing on your fear and anxiety, memorize some of these bible verses on fear so that when you feel that stress and pressure, you can recall scripture to combat it.
Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Click To Tweet
Romans 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.
1 Peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves, then, under God’s mighty hand, so that he will lift you up in his own good time. Leave all your worries with him, because he cares for you.
Luke 12:25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Click To Tweet
Mark 4:39-40 He (Jesus) 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?
Psalm 34:7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.
Psalm 56:3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
Psalm 125:1 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever.
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.
Jeremiah 17:7-8 But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. 8 They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.
Instead of Fear, Have Courage and Strength
The bible verses on fear listed below help us focus on increasing our courage as a way to decrease our fear.
1 Corinthians 16:13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.1 Corinthians 16:13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Click To Tweet
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Chronicles 15:7 But you, be strong and do not lose courage, for there is reward for your work.
Ezra 10:4 Arise! For this matter is your responsibility, but we will be with you; be courageous and act.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Click To Tweet
Joshua 1:6 Be strong and courageous, for you shall give this people possession of the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.
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.
Ephesians 6:10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.
2 Samuel 10:12 Be strong, and let us show ourselves courageous for the sake of our people and for the cities of our God; and may the LORD do what is good in His sight.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.
Psalm 138:3 On the day I called, You answered me; You made me bold with strength in my soul.
1 Corinthians 16:13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.1 Corinthians 16:13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Click To Tweet
Other Encouraging Thoughts:
– Leaning on God for Strength
– Waiting on God: Dealing with Impatience and Frustration
These Bible Verses Remind us to
Have Peace Instead of Fear
Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.
Leviticus 26:6 I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none will make you afraid; I will rid the land of evil beasts, and the sword will not go through your land.
Romans 5:1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
James 3:18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
Numbers 6:26 The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.Numbers 6:26 The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Click To Tweet
Psalm 55:18 He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me, for there were many against me.
Jeremiah 33:6 Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.
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