Category: Fear Nots

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.

Matthew 06:34

Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. Matthew 06:34 (MSG) Comment: It serves no purpose to be preoccupied with what might happen, so …

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Matthew 28:05-06

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. “He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. Matthew 28:05-06 (NASB) Comment: Do not allow fear to mislead or fool …

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Matthew 24:06

And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened or troubled, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. Matthew 24:06 (AMP) Comment: When our hearts are fixed and trusting in God we are able to be at peace and unafraid of outside troubles that …

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Matthew 11:28-29

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentile at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29 (NLT) Comment: Heed the call of …

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Genesis 50:21

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) Comment: A broken spirit must be bound up, an offer of forgiveness and a comforting word provides encouragement and comfort to drive away fear.

Genesis 50:19-20

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) Comment: When we ask forgiveness from someone we have …

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Genesis 45:03-05

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 …

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