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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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …