Jeff Kusner

What Are You Afraid Of?

In Ephesians 6:10-18 we are instructed to put on the full armor of God, the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, shoes to stand firm, the shield of faith, the helmet of God's saving power and the sword of the word of God.

Hmmm, nowhere in that passage does it suggest that we put on any sort of armor to protect our backside as we turn and flee in fearful retreat.

Follow along as I make my way through scripture to identify those passages that direct us to not be afraid, to not worry or be anxious... to be strong & courageous, to have faith and trust in God.

A - Z Fear Index

Future posts exploring the biblical truths around fear and worry are now being posted on a site that is solely dedicated to this subject.  Please continue to explore with me at www.fearfultofearless.com.

Fearful To Fearless

Posted on July 14, 2010

Exploring Biblical Truths About Fear and Worry

Future posts exploring the biblical truths around fear and worry are now being posted on a site that is solely dedicated to this subject.  Please continue to explore with me at

www.fearfultofearless.com

 

Proverbs 29:25

Posted on July 9, 2010

If you are afraid of people, it will trap you. But if you trust in the Lord, he will keep you safe.

Matthew 09:22 (NKJV)

Comment: Do not shy away from our responsibility in order to avoid trouble or temptation from man. Depend on the power of God whom we can trust.

Proverbs 03:25-26

Posted on July 3, 2010

Be not afraid of sudden terror and panic, nor of the stormy blast or the storm and ruin of the wicked when it comes [for you will be guiltless], For the Lord shall be your confidence, firm and strong, and shall keep your foot from being caught [in a trap or some hidden danger].

Proverbs 03:25-26 (AMP)

Comment: When you are caught off guard and become confused, never lose sight of the Lord who is our protector, let Him be your confidence.

Proverbs 03:21-24

Posted on June 28, 2010

My child, hold on to your wisdom and insight. Never let them get away from you. They will provide you with life - a pleasant and happy life. You can go safely on your way and never even stumble. You will not be afraid when you go to bed, and you will sleep soundly through the night.

Proverbs 03:21-24 (GNT)

Comment: Wisdom guides us through life, keeps us from temptation so that we can walk in confidence and without fear. We are protected by the one that never sleeps.

Proverbs 01:33

Posted on June 23, 2010

But whoever listens to me will have security. He will be safe, with no reason to be afraid.

Proverbs 01:33 (GNT)

Comment: When we seek and follow the counsel of God we are assured of being safe from evil and have no reason to fear it.

Matthew 09:22

Posted on June 18, 2010

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 09:22 (CEV)

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

Matthew 09:02

Posted on June 13, 2010

Some people soon brought to him a crippled man lying on a mat. When Jesus saw how much faith they had, he said to the crippled man, "My friend, don't worry! Your sins are forgiven."

Matthew 09:02 (CEV)

Comment: Regardless of our difficulties we can be free from worry and free of criticism. We rejoice in Christ and the forgiveness of sin.