Comfort in the face of fear?
Looking for scriptures on facing fear? We hope these three will provide encouragement and comfort!
What do we do when we face challenges that are bigger than us? Where do we turn when we are looking for security in an ever changing world? There are plenty of places people turn. We turn to our accomplishments or to experts. We build up security through money, education, or whatever we can do. Somehow, even with the greatest effort, we always end up facing challenges and fear.
The Bible offers us an alternative. It doesn’t tell us how to avoid all problems but the source of hope and strength in the midst of the struggles and fear in life. That source is God who loves us and is always available to reach out to in prayer.
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“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
- 1st Peter 5:7
Peter reminds us of to amazing things in this passage. The first is that we CAN turn to God with our fear and worry. We don’t have to carry that burden alone. The second thing WHY we can do this. It’s because God cares for us. He loves us. We can be confident not just that God hears our prayer and can help us face our fears but we can also be confident that he loves us enough to want to do so.
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“But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”
- Isaiah 43:1
God’s promise to his people Israel is true to us as well. Like the people of Israel God has formed and created us. When we go to God in prayer we aren’t strangers calling out to help from a distant stranger. We are talking to our creator who knows not just our name but who claims us as his own.
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"I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears."
- Psalm 34:4
When we think of David we don’t think of fears. We think of the brave young man who faced a giant with nothing more than a sling. And yet in this Psalm (and elsewhere) David is very open that he faced fear. How did he do it? Through turning to God. God didn’t deliver David from every tragedy or hardship in his life, but David shares that God always delivered him from his fears.
David goes on in verse 7 to say “taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.”
Our hope in our upcoming Prayer+Worship Service is that we have a chance to come together in prayer and worship and openly face our fears because we believe that when we do we like David will taste and see that the Lord is good!
More scriptures on facing fear with prayer...
Don’t stop with these 3 scriptures on facing fear with prayer. As you read God’s Word and turn to Him in prayer you will find more and more opportunities to overcome and face your fear through God’s presence and help. If you are looking for an online Bible with a great search tool Bible Gateway is a great free resource. On your phone YouVersion offers a wonderful Bible app.
For more encouraging scriptures check out our scriptures category on our website.