There is no better time than today to meditate on Bible verses on overcoming fear. It seems like fear and anxiety dominate the headlines of the news every day.
You must learn to guard your heart against being filled with fear by what we see. You must learn to be strong and courageous against the schemes of the enemy.
If you are trusting God to overcome fear today, start by meditating the Word of God for encouragement. Start by trusting in the Lord for courage in your Bible study, and remember that God is in control.
Bible Verses About Overcoming Fear
This is a compilation of the best Bible verses about fear. May this resource be powerful to you during troubled times, and may God keep His hand over your life. Meditate on these verses to ease your fears and anxieties today.
On that day they will say to Jerusalem, “Do not fear, Zion; do not let your hands hang limp.
There is no fear in love. But perfect love casts out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.
You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
You came near when I called you, and you said, “Do not fear.”
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.”
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.
Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, whom you now fear. Do not be afraid of him, declares the Lord, for I am with you and will save you and deliver you from his hands.
Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.
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.
11. Haggai 2:5 (NIV)
‘This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.’
“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.
say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”
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.
“Hear me, you who know what is right, you people who have taken my instruction to heart: Do not fear the reproach of mere mortals or be terrified by their insults.
16. Psalms 23 (NIV)
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 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. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
You who fear him, trust in the Lord— he is their help and shield.
he will bless those who fear the Lord— small and great alike.
So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
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.
23. 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.”
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.”
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.”
“So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. 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. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
God loves you very much. In fact, He uses fears and anxiety to remind you that you still need Him in your life. Even in the valley of the shadow of death, God is still walking beside you. The Lord your God will never forsake you. Trust in these verses for overcoming fear to put your mind to ease. Trust in Jesus Christ, because in Him you have eternal life. May you experience victory through Jesus Christ today!
God bless you!