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For the Spirit that God has given you does not make you slaves and cause you to be afraid; instead, the Spirit makes you God’s children, and by the Spirit’s power we cry out to God, “Father! my Father!” God’s Spirit joins himself to our spirits to declare that we are God’s children.
Romans 8:15-16 (GNT)
As followers of Christ we are privileged to enjoy a spirit of adoption with the Father, not a spirit of fear. We come to the Father through prayer and dependence as His children.
There is no fear of God before their eyes.
Romans 3:18 (KJV)
When we worship the Lord our lives are governed and directed by His will and for His glory. We see that we are all sinners made right not by anything we can do, but only through Christ.
For last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship came to me and said, “Don’t be afraid, Paul! You must stand before the Emperor. And God in his goodness to you has spared the lives of all those who are sailing with you.”
Acts 27:23-24 (GNT)
Do not fear the storms of life, and take satisfaction when others are blessed as a result of God’s blessing upon you.
That night the Lord stood by Paul and said, “Don’t be afraid! You have given your witness for me here in Jerusalem, and you must also do the same in Rome.”
Acts 23:11 (GNT)
Christ is by our side both day and night. Do not fear what might lie ahead, for it is Christ’s will for us to always serve faithfully and cheerfully.
As Paul spoke on and on, a young man named Eutychus, sitting on the windowsill, became very drowsy. Finally, he fell sound asleep and dropped three stories to his death below. Paul went down, bent over him, and took him into his arms. “Don’t worry,” he said, “he’s alive!” Then they all went back upstairs, shared in the Lord’s Supper, and ate together. Paul continued talking to them until dawn, and then he left. Meanwhile, the young man was taken home unhurt, and everyone was greatly relieved.
Acts 20:9-12 (NLT)
Satan will stop at nothing to keep us from God. Do not be worried or alarmed at what Satan desires for evil, for God can use all things for His good.
One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision and told him, “Don’t be afraid! Speak out! Don’t be silent! For I am with you, and no one will attack and harm you, for many people in this city belong to me.”
Acts 18:9-10 (NLT)
Since we have Christ with us we can speak fearlessly and courageously with all the liberty of spirit that comes as an ambassador for Christ.
Just then three men who had been sent from Caesarea arrived at the house where we were staying. The Holy Spirit told me to go with them and not to worry that they were Gentiles. These six brothers here accompanied me, and we soon entered the home of the man who had sent for us. He told us how an angel had appeared to him in his home and had told him, “Send messengers to Joppa, and summon a man named Simon Peter. He will tell you how you and everyone in your household can be saved!”
Acts 11:11-14 (NLT)
We experience intimacy with God when we are obedient and trust the promptings of the Spirit without worrying. When we fellowship with others and share and confirm experiences our faith is strengthened.
Opening his mouth, Peter said: “I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him.
Acts 10:34-35 (NASB)
God has no favorites, He welcomes all who worship Him and are faithful.
Meanwhile, as Peter was puzzling over the vision, the Holy Spirit said to him, “Three men have come looking for you. Get up, go downstairs, and go with them without hesitation. Don’t worry, for I have sent them.”
Acts 10:19-20 (NLT)
When the conviction of our call is clear we are not to worry, doubt or be fearful regardless of any previous bias we may have.
The church then had peace throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria, and it became stronger as the believers lived in the fear of the Lord. And with the encouragement of the Holy Spirit, it also grew in numbers.
Acts 9:31 (NLT)
A faithful walk with God provides the comfort and confidence of His Spirit. Our faith and the entire church are built up when we worship the Lord.