Do Not Worry
And we were greatly encouraged. Although we were encouraged, we felt even better when we saw how happy Titus was, because you had shown that he had nothing to worry about. We had told him how much we thought of you, and you did not disappoint us. Just as we have always told you the truth, so everything we told him about you has also proved to be true. Titus loves all of you very much, especially when he remembers how you obeyed him and how you trembled with fear when you welcomed him. It makes me really glad to know that I can depend on you.
2 Corinthians 7:13-16 (CEV)
Repentance, dependence and obedience result in confidence that eliminates fear and anxiety.
I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord. But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife, and his interests are divided. And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband. I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.
1 Corinthians 7:32-35 (ESV)
Seek wisdom regarding your earthly responsibilities, be careful not to worry or be overly consumed with things of the world. Fewer interests in the world will allow you to place more of your attention on pleasing and worshiping God.
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.
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.
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.
Do not be worried and upset, Jesus told them. Believe in God and believe also in me. There are many rooms in my Father’s house, and I am going to prepare a place for you. I would not tell you this if it were not so.
John 14:1-2 (GNT)
We have joy and hope through Jesus Christ. The joy of faith is the antidote of fear and worry.
Be careful. If you aren’t, your hearts will be loaded down with wasteful living, drunkenness and the worries of life. Then the day the Son of Man returns will close on you like a trap. You will not be expecting it. That day will come upon every person who lives on the whole earth. Always keep watching.
Luke 21:34-36a (NIrV)
Do not indulge in or be concerned with the cares of this life, they are a distraction to your daily walk and care of your soul. Be on your constant guard.
Terror will make people faint. They will be worried about what is happening in the world. The sun, moon and stars will be shaken from their places. “At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud. He will come with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up. Hold your head up with joy and hope. The time when you will be set free will be very close.”
Luke 21:26-28 (NIrV)
Do not be angry or afraid. When the world around you appears to be falling apart, look expectantly to heaven with faith and hope for renewal.
But don’t worry! You will be saved by being faithful to me.
Luke 21:18-19 (CEV)
Christian patience and faithfulness during suffering or difficult times safeguards our souls so that we may possess peace of mind.
“But this will be your opportunity to tell them about me. So don’t worry in advance about how to answer the charges against you, for I will give you the right words and such wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to reply or refute you!”
Luke 21:13-15 (NLT)
Fear and worry are silenced when we honor God by seeking His wisdom and guidance.