What David said are really the words of Jesus, “I always see the Lord near me, and I will not be afraid with him at my right side. Because of this, my heart will be glad, my words will be joyful, and I will live in hope.”
Acts 2:25-26 (CEV)
Look to the confidence of Christ during hardship knowing, like Jesus, that the Father strengthens and guides and that a glorious end will be the Lord’s pleasure.
Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]
John 14:27 (AMP)
Do not give in to fear and dwell on what might have been or what may occur. The peace of Christ provides victory over fear.
“Don’t be afraid, people of Jerusalem. Look, your King is coming, riding on a donkey’s colt.”
John 12:15 (NLT)
Do not allow fear to rob you from spiritual joy. Rejoice; Christ comes to silence fear.
Meanwhile, the sea was getting rough and rising high because of a great and violent wind that was blowing. [However] when they had rowed three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and approaching the boat. And they were afraid (terrified). But Jesus said to them, It is I; be not afraid! [I AM; stop being frightened!] Then they were quite willing and glad for Him to come into the boat. And now the boat went at once to the land they had steered toward. [And immediately they reached the shore toward which they had been slowly making their way.]
John 6:18-21 (AMP)
When the storms of fear erupt, Christ is there to provide reassurance and safe passage from it.
While Jesus’ disciples were talking about what had happened, Jesus appeared and greeted them. They were frightened and terrified because they thought they were seeing a ghost. But Jesus said, “Why are you so frightened? Why do you doubt? Look at my hands and my feet and see who I am! Touch me and find out for yourselves. Ghosts don’t have flesh and bones as you see I have.”
Luke 24:36-39 (CEV)
Fear and grief rise from our own troublesome thoughts, but the peace of Christ is able to lay them to rest.
Jesus replied: Don’t be fooled by those who will come and claim to be me. They will say, “I am Christ!” and “Now is the time!” But don’t follow them. When you hear about wars and riots, don’t be afraid. These things will have to happen first, but that isn’t the end.
Luke 21:8-9 (CEV)
We trust in the gospel message and look beyond visible trials for which fear has no power to affect. Live in a way that you are always ready.
So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.
Luke 12:32 (NLT)
We have a hope in a kingdom that overcomes the fears of this world, and a good Shepherd that protects us.
Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Luke 12:6-7 (KJV)
Place your confidence in the Father who provides comfort. Be encouraged because He is aware of even the smallest details. We are valuable in His sight.
I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after the killing of the body, has power to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.
Luke 12:4-5 (NIV)
We have a friend in Jesus, so be bold in your faith walk and worship the One who is all powerful and in control, those who have a holy fear of God need not fear any man.
While He was still speaking, someone came from the house of the synagogue official, saying, “Your daughter has died; do not trouble the Teacher anymore.” But when Jesus heard this, He answered him, “Do not be afraid any longer; only believe, and she will be made well.”
Luke 8:49-50 (NASB)
Be bold and passionate in your faith in Christ, depend on His doing great things, even beyond what you are able to imagine.