Judah and Israel, in the past the nations called down curses on you. But now I will save you. You will be a blessing to others. Do not be afraid. Let your hands be strong so that you can do my work.
Zechariah 8:13 (NIrV)
When we encounter difficulties while engaged in the work of God we will press on without fear for our reward is great.
‘As for the promise which I made you when you came out of Egypt, My Spirit is abiding in your midst; do not fear!‘
Haggai 2:5 (NASB)
The Spirit of God is among us, we have no reason to fear or be discouraged.
In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: “Do not fear; Zion, let not your hands be weak. The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”
Zephaniah 3:16-17 (NKJV)
Lift your hands in praise and rejoice in the promises of God. We are not afraid because God is with us, and when God is with us no one is against us.
Sing, Jerusalem. Israel, shout for joy! Jerusalem, be happy and rejoice with all your heart. The Lord has stopped punishing you; he has sent your enemies away. The King of Israel, the Lord, is with you; you will never again be afraid of being harmed.
Zephaniah 3:14-15 (NCV)
Because of Christ’s victory over sin we celebrate and have no worry of judgment. He is with us! There is no condemnation for those that are with Christ.
The people of Israel who survive will live right and refuse to tell lies. They will eat and rest with nothing to fear.
Zephaniah 3:13 (CEV)
A blessed peace surrounds those who trust in the Father and bring glory to His name. The promise of the gospel provides comfort and hope.
Wild animals, don’t be afraid. The grasslands are turning green again. The trees are bearing their fruit. The vines and fig trees are producing rich crops. People of Zion, be glad. Be joyful because of what the Lord your God has done. He has given you the right amount of rain in the fall. He has sent you plenty of showers. He has sent fall and spring rains alike, just as he did before.
Joel 2:22-23 (NIrV)
We celebrate God’s abundant provision and mercy which puts fear to rest. He is able to restore us.
Don’t be afraid, my people. Be glad now and rejoice, for the Lord has done great things.
Joel 2:21 (NLT)
We rejoice in the faithfulness of the Lord who is able to drive our fear away.
“Don’t be afraid,” he said, “for you are very precious to God. Peace! Be encouraged! Be strong!” As he spoke these words to me, I suddenly felt stronger and said to him, “Please speak to me, my lord, for you have strengthened me.”
Daniel 10:19 (NLT)
We are loved by God and have no reason to be afraid of any evil. His peace is our strength. May God’s strength enable us to do His will!
Then he said, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer.”
Daniel 10:12 (NLT)
We are assured that our prayers are heard when offered earnestly and with humility, and are expectant and unafraid of His answer. Just as God’s word is enlightening to us, know that our prayers are pleasing to Him.
The trees will yield their fruit and the ground will yield its crops; the people will be secure in their land. They will know that I am the LORD, when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from the hands of those who enslaved them. They will no longer be plundered by the nations, nor will wild animals devour them. They will live in safety, and no one will make them afraid.
Ezekiel 34:27-28 (TNIV)
Christ has broken the chains of sin and death and we are secure from the evil that enslaves and from the fear of it. In Christ we have victory.