Biblical Truth Previews

A preview of scripture that identifies those passages that demonstrate and direct us to not be afraid, to not worry or be anxious, to have a worshipful fear and awe of God and to have faith and trust in God.

Mark 04:18-19

The seed that fell among the thorns represents others who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced.

Mark 4:18-19 (NLT)

Do not be concerned with the pleasures and desires of the world; they are an obstruction to our being deeply rooted in the Word of God.

Matthew 28:10

Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

Matthew 28:10 (NIV)

Christ is risen, He is with us. His resurrection silences fear and fills us with hope and joy. Now go out and proclaim it!

Matthew 13:22

Others received the seed that fell among the thorns. They are those who hear the message. But then the worries of this life and the false promises of wealth crowd it out. They keep it from producing fruit.

Matthew 13:22 (NIrV)

Worrying over things of the world is a distraction to the word of God. Put your confidence in Him rather than worldly treasures.

Matthew 10:29-31

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Matthew 10:29-31 (NIV)

No matter what man’s opinion of us is, we are valuable in the sight of God, who can silence all fears.

Matthew 10:28

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Matthew 10:28 (KJV)

The fear of man can be a deceptive trap that draws us into sin. Instead, have a sincere faith in Christ and never be ashamed of your relationship with Him, for those who truly worship God need not fear any man.

Matthew 10:17-20

Don’t be naive. Some people will impugn your motives, others will smear your reputation just because you believe in me. Don’t be upset when they haul you before the civil authorities. Without knowing it, they’ve done you and me a favor, given you a platform for preaching the kingdom news! And don’t worry about what you’ll say or how you’ll say it. The right words will be there; the Spirit of your Father will supply the words.

Matthew 10:17-20 (MSG)

Like sheep among the wolves we are sent by Christ, though we are free of worry because we place our reliance on God rather than our own abilities. When we speak for Him we trust in His Spirit of wisdom.

Matthew 09:22

Jesus turned. He saw the woman and said, “Don’t worry! You are now well because of your faith.” At that moment she was healed.

Matthew 9:22 (CEV)

When we approach Christ in faith and love, with a firm hope in the promise, Christ is able to comfort us through even our most private fears.

Matthew 06:34

Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

Matthew 6:34 (MSG)

It serves no purpose to be preoccupied with what might happen, so don’t worry about tomorrow; let God be God in your life today.

Matthew 01:19-20

And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly. But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.”

Matthew 1:19-20 (NASB)

When we quiet ourselves before God we are most receptive to His calming Spirit, who is able to deliver us from our doubts and fears.

Zephaniah 03:16-17

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.

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