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.

Isaiah 44:08

Do not be afraid, my people! You know that from ancient times until now I have predicted all that would happen, and you are my witnesses. Is there any other god? Is there some powerful god I never heard of”

Isaiah 44:8 (GNT)

Do not be afraid of what you witness in the world or things you have no control over. We can depend on His promises, He is in control. He is to be worshiped!

Ecclesiastes 02:22-23

You work and worry your way through life, and what do you have to show for it? As long as you live, everything you do brings nothing but worry and heartache. Even at night your mind can’t rest. It is all useless.

Ecclesiastes 2:22-23 (GNT)

Those that are prone to anxiousness discover that the more worldly they are, the more anxious they become. Make God your refuge both day and night, and be thankful for everything that comes from Him.

Proverbs 31:21

She doesn’t worry when it snows, because her family has warm clothing.

Proverbs 31:21 (GNT)

When we are equipped with the word of God we are effectively prepared to face the chill of fear during life’s storms.

Proverbs 23:17-18

Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always. Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off.

Proverbs 23:17-18 (NASB)

Do not envy or adopt the practices of those who sin even though they may prosper in this life, but worship the Lord and do His will and your reward will outshine anything imaginable.

Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

Proverbs 12:25 (ESV)

Anxiousness and fear are disabling to our heart and spirit. The prescription is a good word from God, obtained through prayer and put to use in faith.

Proverbs 01:07

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 1:7 (KJV)

The wise are those who pursue God and are obedient to His word. They place Him in a high place and approach Him with humility, seeking His perspective rather than acting on their own judgment. God’s word is reliable.

Psalm 119:38-40

Keep your promise to me, your servant, the promise you make to those who obey you. Save me from the insults I fear; how wonderful are your judgments! I want to obey your commands; give me new life, for you are righteous.

Psalm 119:38-40 (GNT)

The criticism we receive from man cannot compare to the judgment of the Lord, but it can harm our Christian witness and reputation. We pray that God would use the contempt of men for the sake of His witness and give us the desire to know Him more.

Psalm 116:05-09

You are kind, LORD, so good and merciful. You protect ordinary people, and when I was helpless, you saved me and treated me so kindly that I don’t need to worry anymore. You, LORD, have saved my life from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. Now I will walk at your side in this land of the living.

Psalm 116:5-9 (CEV)

In faith we place ourselves in the safety and protection of our Father. We commit ourselves to walk by His side without fear or worry for He has rescued our soul from death.

Psalm 116:01-04

I love the Lord, because he hears me; he listens to my prayers. He listens to me every time I call to him. The danger of death was all around me; the horrors of the grave closed in on me; I was filled with fear and anxiety. Then I called to the Lord, I beg you, Lord, save me!

Psalm 116:1-4 (GNT)

When it seems like you are at the end of your rope, do not allow fear and anxiousness to get the best of you as it only serves to compound issues. God loves to hear from us, so turn to Him in faithful prayer and place yourself under His protection, let prayer be your first resort… not your last.

Psalm 112:07

He is not afraid of receiving bad news; his faith is strong, and he trusts in the LORD.

Psalm 112:7(GNT)

As a responsible believer, do not be afraid or dwell on bad news, rumors or gossip which only serves to frustrate, but to have a heart that is grounded in faith with complete confidence and trust in God.

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