You have nothing to fear. I will take care of you and your children. So he reassured them with kind words that touched their hearts.
Genesis 50:21 (GNT)
Biblical Truth: A broken spirit must be bound up, an offer of forgiveness and a comforting word provides encouragement and comfort to drive away fear.
But Joseph replied, “Don’t be afraid of me. Am I God, that I can punish you? You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.
Genesis 50:19-20 (NLT)
Biblical Truth: When we ask forgiveness from someone we have offended, do not place them in such high a position that we are afraid of their disapproval, make peace with God and you will find it easier to make peace with man.
He said, “I am God, the God of your father; do not be afraid to go down to Egypt, for I will make you a great nation there. I will go down with you to Egypt, and I will also surely bring you up again; and Joseph will close your eyes.”
Genesis 46:3-4 (NASB)
Biblical Truth: Our fears are silenced knowing that wherever God sends us, He will also be with us.
Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Tell your brothers, ‘Take wagons from the land of Egypt to carry your little children and your wives, and bring your father here. Don’t worry about your personal belongings, for the best of all the land of Egypt is yours.’”
Genesis 45:19-20 (NLT)
Biblical Truth: Do not worry or set your eyes or heart upon the stuff of this world, there is a heavenly glory set aside for us through Christ.
He said to his brothers, “I am Joseph. Is my father still alive?” But the brothers could not answer him, because they were very afraid of him. So Joseph said to them, “Come close to me.” When the brothers came close to him, he said to them, “I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold as a slave to go to Egypt. Now don’t be worried or angry with yourselves because you sold me here. God sent me here ahead of you to save people’s lives.”
Genesis 45:3-5 (NCV)
Biblical Truth: What a comfort it is that Christ is close by to reassure us when we are afraid and to forgive when we are filled with remorse. Our Father is all powerful and able to use all things for His good.
The servant said, Don’t worry. Don’t be afraid. Your God, the God of your father, must have put the money in your sacks for you. I received your payment. Then he brought Simeon to them.
Genesis 43:23 (GNT)
Biblical Truth: We are indebted to God for all of our happiness and blessings and for the compassion and generosity of our friends. Do not worry and ask how or why, accept it as divine guidance.
And when her labor was at its hardest, the midwife said to her, “Do not fear, for you have another son.”
Genesis 35:17 (ESV)
Biblical Truth: Though pain and sorrows exist, we can endure knowing that a reward awaits us. As children of God we take comfort in being absolved with eternal salvation and look forward to what lay ahead without fear.
The LORD appeared to him the same night and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham; Do not fear, for I am with you I will bless you, and multiply your descendants, For the sake of My servant Abraham.”
Genesis 26:24 (NASB)
Biblical Truth: God is faithful and gracious to provide comfort in our fear and disappointment.
He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.”
Genesis 22:12 (ESV)
Biblical Truth: When we are willing to surrender that which is most dear to us to serve our Heavenly Father we demonstrate our love and worship to Him.
But God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven, “Hagar, what’s wrong? Do not be afraid! God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. Go to him and comfort him, for I will make a great nation from his descendants.” Then God opened Hagar’s eyes, and she saw a well full of water. She quickly filled her water container and gave the boy a drink.
Genesis 21:17-19 (NLT)
Biblical Truth: God’s willingness and readiness to help in times of trouble is an encouragement for us to turn to Him for help in all things. Do not be in anguish, but allow God to open your eyes to the comfort that awaits you.