Fear is something that everyone has dealt with at some point in their life. The only way to truly conquer fear is attacking it with God’s Word when fearful thoughts try to creep into our minds. Personally, fear had a grip on my life when I graduated from High School and moved to the city all on my own. It wasn’t until 2009 that I began to memorize scripture dealing with fear so that I could battle thoughts with God’s Word. I can’t say those thoughts never come back but I can say that they are now very rare since I have confidence in what God says about fear.
// Proverbs 12:21
No grave trouble will overtake the righteous,
But the wicked shall be filled with evil.
// Luke 10:19
Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
// Psalm 71:3
Be my strong refuge,
To which I may resort continually;
You have given the commandment to save me,
For You are my rock and my fortress.
// Psalm 4:8
I will both lie down in peace, and sleep;
For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
// Psalm 91:4
He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
// Psalm 91:5-6
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
// Psalm 91:10
No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
// Psalm 91:16
With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.
// Psalm 91:11-12
For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
// Hebrews 13:6
So we may boldly say:
“The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear.
What can man do to me?
// Isaiah 41:10
Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
// Psalm 18:2
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
My God, my strength, in whom I will trust;
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
// Psalm 27:3
Though an army may encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war may rise against me,
In this I will be confident.
If you are battling with fear then I encourage you to memorize these scriptures and get them on the inside of you. Hang them on your wall, put them on your nightstand, on your fridge, on the door before you leave the house…memorize them so that when fear tries to grip you, you’ll have God’s Word that comes out of your mouth. Knowing God’s Word produces confidence.