50 Reasons Not to Fear Anything

These are tumultuous times in our world and culture. You probably have your own personal struggles as well. If you are in Christ, you need not fear anything because we serve a God who is present. He is truly Emmanuel: “God with us.”

An old Ginny Owen song contains this lyric that has always resonated with me: “It may not be the way I would have chosen, when you lead me through a world that’s not my home / But you never said it would be easy; you only said I’d never go alone.” I’m encouraged the most not by pat answers in the Bible, but by the promise of God’s direct presence. He’s like the friend that doesn’t need to say anything, just sits next to you and puts his arm around your shoulder. That’s what He does for us.

So here are 50 reasons in scripture not to fear (hint: they all say the same thing). I hope you find it encouraging today:

  1. And the Lord appeared to him (Isaac) the same night and said, “I am the God of Abraham your father. Fear not, for I am with you and will bless you and multiply your offspring for my servant Abraham’s sake.” Genesis 26:24
  2. Behold (Jacob), I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you. Genesis 28:15
  3. Then the Lord said to Jacob, “Return to the land of your fathers and to your kindred, and I will be with you.” Genesis 31:3
  4. Then Israel said to Joseph, “Behold, I am about to die, but God will be with you and will bring you again to the land of your fathers. Genesis 48:21
  5. He said (to Moses), “But I will be with you, and this shall be the sign for you, that I have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall serve God on this mountain.” Exodus 3:12
  6. I will dwell among the people of Israel and will be their God. And they shall know that I am the Lord their God, who brought them out of the land of Egypt that I might dwell among them. I am the Lord their God. Exodus 29:45-46
  7. But now go, lead the people to the place about which I have spoken to you; behold, my angel shall go before you. Nevertheless, in the day when I visit, I will visit their sin upon them. Exodus 32:34
  8. They have heard that you, O Lord, are in the midst of this people. For you, O Lord, are seen face to face, and your cloud stands over them and you go before them, in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night. Numbers 14:14
  9. You shall not be in dread of them, for the Lord your God is in your midst, a great and awesome God. Deuteronomy 7:21
  10. Because the Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and to give up your enemies before you, therefore your camp must be holy. Deuteronomy 23:14
  11. The Lord your God himself will go over before you. He will destroy these nations before you, so that you shall dispossess them, and Joshua will go over at your head, as the Lord has spoken. Deuteronomy 31:3
  12. Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
  13. It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with youhe will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8
  14. And the Lord commissioned Joshua the son of Nun and said, “Be strong and courageous, for you shall bring the people of Israel into the land that I swore to give them. I will be with you.” Deuteronomy 31:23
  15. No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. Joshua 1:5
  16. The Lord said to Joshua, “Today I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. Joshua 3:7
  17. And the Lord said to him (Gideon), “But I will be with you, and you shall strike the Midianites as one man.” Judges 6:16
  18. And if you (Solomon) will listen to all that I command you, and will walk in my ways, and do what is right in my eyes by keeping my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did, I will be with you and will build you a sure house, as I built for David, and I will give Israel to you. 1 Kings 11:38
  19. Then David said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous and do it. Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed, for the Lord God, even my God, is with you. He will not leave you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished.” 1 Chron 28:20
  20. In the cover of your presence you hide them

   from the plots of men;

  you store them in your shelter

   from the strife of tongues. Ps 31:20

21. For the Lord loves justice;

he will not forsake his saints.

They are preserved forever,

but the children of the wicked shall be cut off. Ps 37:28

22. By day the Lord commands his steadfast love,

and at night his song is with me,

a prayer to the God of my life. Ps 42:8

23. God is our refuge and strength,

very present help in trouble. Ps 46:1

24. For the Lord will not forsake his people;

he will not abandon his heritage. Ps 94:14

25. A man of many companions may come to ruin,

but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Prov 18:24

26. fear not, for I am with you;

be not dismayed, for I am your God;

I will strengthen you, I will help you,

I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Is 41:10

27. When the poor and needy seek water,

and there is none,

and their tongue is parched with thirst,

I the Lord will answer them;

I the God of Israel will not forsake them. Is 41:17

28. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;

and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;

when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,

and the flame shall not consume you. Is 43:2

29. Fear not, for I am with you;

I will bring your offspring from the east,

and from the west I will gather you. Is 43:5

30. For you shall not go out in haste,

and you shall not go in flight,

for the Lord will go before you,

and the God of Israel will be your rear guard. Is 52:12

31. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord. Jeremiah 1:8

32. They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you, for I am with you, declares the Lord, to deliver you. Jeremiah 1:19

33. Why should you be like a man confused,

like a mighty warrior who cannot save?

Yet you, O Lord, are in the midst of us,

and we are called by your name;

do not leave us. Jeremiah 14:9

34. And I will make you to this people

a fortified wall of bronze;

they will fight against you,

but they shall not prevail over you,

for I am with you

to save you and deliver you,

declares the Lord. Jeremiah 15:20

35. For I am with you to save you, declares the Lord; Jeremiah 30:11

36. Do not fear the king of Babylon, of whom you are afraid. Do not fear him, declares the Lord, for I am with you, to save you and to deliver you from his hand. Jeremiah 42:11

37. Fear not, O Jacob my servant, declares the Lord, for I am with you. Jeremiah 46:28

38. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. Ezekiel 36:27

39. You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel,

and that I am the Lord your God and there is none else.

And my people shall never again be put to shame. Joel 2:27

40. The Lord your God is in your midst,

a mighty one who will save;

he will rejoice over you with gladness;

he will quiet you by his love;

he will exult over you with loud singing. Zephaniah 3:17

41. Then Haggai, the messenger of the Lord, spoke to the people with the Lord’s message, “I am with you, declares the Lord.” Haggai 1:13

42. Be strong, O Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land, declares the Lord. Work, for I am with you, declares the Lord of hosts, according to the covenant that I made with you when you came out of Egypt. My Spirit remains in your midst. Fear not. Haggai 2:4-5

43. Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for behold, I come and I will dwell in your midst, declares the Lord. And many nations shall join themselves to the Lord in that day, and shall be my people. And I will dwell in your midst, and you shall know that the Lord of hosts has sent me to you. Zechariah 2:10-11

44. teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20

45. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever. John 14:16

46. Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. John 16:32

47. And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent, for I am with you, and no one will attack you to harm you, for I have many in this city who are my people.” Acts 18:9-10

48. Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak, knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. 2 Corinthians 4:13-14

49. Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

50. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Col 3:16

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