28 Hopeful Bible Verses about Fear

We all experience fear – from superficial spooks associated with horror movies to deeper, more significant fears, about things like the future of our careers, health, or even the world.

28 Hopeful Bible Verses about Fear

There are things that cause universal fear for people, such as watching a loved one go through serious health issues, or the potential of losing a job, having a miscarriage, or getting into a car accident.

Sometimes, it seems like there isn’t a limit to the fears and potential situations that our brains con conjure up – some legitimate, some irrational. 

Either way, during times of fear, we can anchor ourselves with hope and love of Jesus. The Lamb reminds us that we can put our trust in God as our Father.

He will fight for us, cover us and protect us. He will be able to calm the storms of fear in our hearts and minds. All he asks is that we turn our eyes from our fears to Him. 

We have compiled some of the most profound Bible verses about fear, so read on to find out what God can do for you if you are in a storm of fearful feelings. 

1. Psalm 23: 4 

“Even though I walk through 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.” 

2. 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?” 

3. Psalm 46: 1 – 3 

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.”

4. Isaiah 41: 13 

“For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”

5. Luke 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.” 

6. 2 Timothy 1: 7

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

7. Joshua 1:9

“Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

8. Romans 8: 15

“So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”

9. Isaiah 41: 10

“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.”

10. Psalm 34: 4

“I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears.”

28 Hopeful Bible Verses about Fears

11. Isaiah 43:1 – 2 

“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.”

12. Deuteronomy 31: 6 

“So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

13. Psalm 32: 7

“You are my hiding place; will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”

14. Isaiah 35: 4

“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.” 

15. Philippians 4: 19

“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.”

16. Hebrews  13: 5 – 6

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

17. Matthew 6: 31 – 33

“So don’t worry about these things, saying, “What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?” These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”

18. Proverbs 29: 25

“Fear of man will prove to be a snare, whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.”

19. Psalm 56: 3 – 4

“But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid ? What can mere mortals do to me?”

20. John 14: 27 

“Peace I leave with troubled 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.”

28 Hopeful Bible Verses about Fear

21. Matthew 6: 34 

“Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

22. Psalm 94: 19 

“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”

23. Romans 8: 38 – 39 

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

24. 1 Peter 5: 6 – 7 

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

25. Psalm 188: 6 

“The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

26. 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.”

27. 1 Corinthians 16: 13 

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”

28. 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.”

Final Thoughts 

In conclusion, there are many verses in the bible that address fear, and they are very helpful in overcoming it. However, it’s important to remember that God does not want us to be fearful, but rather to be confident in Him, trusting in His promises.

Always remember, that God is walking along beside you, and you are never alone in your fears or troubles. He has a plan, and to be free of fear, you should trust in God’s divine intentions. 

Anneka Huddleston
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