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I called on your name, O LORD, from the depths of the pit. You heard my plea: “Do not close your ears to my cry for relief.” You came near when I called you, and you said, “Do not fear.” O Lord, you took up my case; you redeemed my life.
Lamentations 3:55-58 (NIV)
By faith we can always count on Gods ear and grace to quiet our fear.
Come out of there, my people! Run for your lives! Run away from my burning anger. You will hear about terrible things that are happening in Babylonia. But do not lose hope. Do not be afraid. You will hear one thing this year. And you will hear something else next year. You will hear about awful things in the land. You will hear about one ruler fighting against another.
Jeremiah 51:45-46 (NIrV)
Do not let fear and temptation, or the threat of it, be a burden to you, flee from it. Put fear to rest through faith in God’s promises.
So don’t be afraid, even though now you deserve to be punished and have been scattered among other nations. But when I destroy them, I will protect you. I, the LORD, have spoken.
Jeremiah 46:28 (CEV)
We trust in the faithfulness of God to protect us. We are at home in Him, for if God is with us who can be against us.
My people, do not be afraid, people of Israel, do not be terrified. I will rescue you from that faraway land, from the land where you are prisoners. You will come back home and live in peace; you will be secure, and no one will make you afraid.
Jeremiah 46:27 (GNT)
God’s mercy carries us through difficulties. We put our hope in His promises and will not fear.
Be not afraid of the king of Babylon, of whom ye are afraid; be not afraid of him, saith the LORD: for I am with you to save you, and to deliver you from his hand.
Jeremiah 42:11 (KJV)
Do not be discouraged or afraid of obstacles you perceive as insurmountable, but abide in the safety of God’s promises that will deliver you.
Gedaliah son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, took an oath to give hope to all of those men. He spoke in a kind way to them. He said, “Don’t be afraid to serve the Babylonians. Settle down in the land of Judah. Serve the king of Babylonia. Then things will go well with you.”
Jeremiah 40:9 (NIrV)
We will not be afraid of criticism or the stigma associated with our current circumstances, for God is with us, He is in control.
But I will deliver you on that day, declares the LORD, and you shall not be given into the hand of the men of whom you are afraid.
Jeremiah 39:17 (ESV)
God knows our fears, when we trust in Him we have confidence in His promise of deliverance and have no need to fear any man.
‘So do not fear, O Jacob my servant; do not be dismayed, O Israel,’ declares the LORD. ‘I will surely save you out of a distant place, your descendants from the land of their exile. Jacob will again have peace and security, and no one will make him afraid. I am with you and will save you,’ declares the LORD.
Jeremiah 30:10-11a (NIV)
The promises of God are enough to extinguish fear and grief, we will not surrender to difficulties or troubles that threaten us, but will turn to God for the security that only He can provide.
And they shall be my people, and I will be their God: And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them: And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me. Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.
Jeremiah 32:38-41 (KJV)
God shapes the hearts of men to worship Him and Him alone. Those who worship Him have His promise of peace and security and to work things for their good.
Hezekiah king of Judah and the people of Judah did not kill Micah. You know that Hezekiah feared the Lord and tried to please the Lord. So the Lord changed his mind and did not bring on Judah the disaster he had promised. If we hurt Jeremiah, we will bring a terrible disaster on ourselves!
Jeremiah 26:19 (NCV)
Worship the Lord and heed the call of His Spirit to avoid sin, consider the consequences and the harm it bring to us and our witness.