God tells us so many times in the bible not to fear, we all suffer with fear from time to time, when we are in a fearful situations we must take hold of the word of God and trust our God who is truth, we must believe his promises over the circumstances we are facing, the fear will often still come but we need to feel the fear and do it anyway, even through our emotions may be screaming at you, your not going to make it, this is it, its over for you.
Fear will never go away, the enemy will always try and put fear on us to distract us from our destiny and to stop us from having a close relationship with our heavenly father, we must try not to allow our emotions to take us off course, and not let the fear on the inside, fear will often be on the outside and it tends to have a very loud voice, we must learn to listen to the still small voice of the Holy Spirit, Galatians 5- 22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!
Here is a little quote from The truth scripture study book by Colin Urquhart he says.
Throughout the scripture God encourages his people not to be afraid, and that He is with them. Believer’s live by faith, not fear, fear is often the reaction of the flesh, faith the work of the spirit within the believer. Faith comes from listening to the Lord: fear is a result of listening to the enemy, reason or other doubting voices.When encountering God or His angels supernaturally, fear seemed a natural reaction at first, The Lord speaks to counter such fears.
In this study I have posted some scriptures to help us counteract fear, some are repeated to give us a different view from different versions of the bible.
Remember Fear is the opposite of faith, we must choose faith.
I LOVE THIS SCRIPTURE
Philippians 1-28 New Living Translation
Don’t be intimidated in any way by your enemies. This will be a sign to them that they are going to be destroyed, but that you are going to be saved, even by God himself.
Berean Literal Bible and not being frightened in anything by those opposing you, which is a demonstration of destruction to them, but of salvation to you–and this from God.
Believers are not to be intimidated even by the enemy, for the Lord in whom they trust is infinitely greater and more powerful than anything that could come against them.
2 Timothy 1-7
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline, and the NKJ version, For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Deuteronomy- 1- 29-33, I tried to relieve your fears: “Don’t be terrified of them. God, your God, is leading the way; he’s fighting for you. You saw with your own eyes what he did for you in Egypt; you saw what he did in the wilderness, how God, your God, carried you as a father carries his child, carried you the whole way until you arrived here. But now that you’re here, you won’t trust God, your God—this same God who goes ahead of you in your travels to scout out a place to pitch camp, a fire by night and a cloud by day to show you the way to go.
Here is the Amplified’s version of Deuteronomy-29 ‘Do not be shocked, nor fear them. 30 The Lord your God who goes before you will fight for you Himself, just as He did for you in Egypt before your [very] eyes, 31 and in the wilderness where you saw how the Lord your God carried and protected you, just as a man carries his son, all along the way which you traveled until you arrived at this place.’
NLT- Verse 29- ‘Don’t be shocked or afraid of them! 30 The Lord your God is going ahead of you. He will fight for you.
As we read on into chapter 8 of Deuteronomy 8-2 we learn it took the Israelite’s 40 years in the wilderness, a journey that should have taken them 11 days, we can often be like that we go round and round the same mountain trying to work it out ourselves often not trusting God or believing his word, if we had believed God in the first place, we could have been there years ago. But we must also not live in condemnation because we are all in a process and often it’s the trials that produce character in us, and I speak for my own life here too, I’m not pointing the finger at anyone, I’m just sharing my study, revelation and thoughts with others so you may be blessed.
From the Deutronomy 8-2 NLT. Remember how the LORD your God led you through the wilderness for these forty years, humbling you and testing you to prove your character, and to find out whether or not you would obey his commands.
The Triumph of Faith
Romans 5-3 Not only that, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.…
Peter 4-12- Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. This is probably another study that we could follow there is lots in just those two verses.
WE NEED TO REMEMBER WHAT GOD HAS DONE BEFORE….
He has set you free before, he has saved you from fear and despair on many occasions, sometimes we forget what he has done in previous times and the circumstances can try and overwhelm us, we need to remember the good things God has done and where he has brought us from, think on when he has delivered you out of a fearful situation, maybe a situation where you felt there was no way out, you felt absolutely hopeless, like everything was totally over for you, thinking this is even to big for God, maybe you have even felt suicide like giving up, there is always hope in God, he will always bring us through even if it seems totally hopeless, we often think we are the only ones, the enemy will highlight and make things so much bigger than it is so you focus on the negative, and on what you don’t have instead of what you do have, he will make you think you are the only one that this has ever happened to, trying to isolate you so that you will give up.Stop focusing on the negative. on the what if’s on the what might be’s, or what could be.
Below we see how he is the creator of the heaven and the earth, he is way bigger than any problem any of us will ever face.
LOOK AT ALL THESE AMAZING AND COMFORTING SCRIPTURES WERE THE LORD HAS SAID TO PEOPLE OF THE BIBLE, HIS WAY OF GIVING US HOPE, THESE PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE WERE THE FORERUNNERS FOR US, WE ARE THE FORERUNNERS FOR A GENERATION COMING BEHIND US.
Every one of these men and woman of God were going through difficult and fearful times, BUT GOD, is a God of love, he is a deliverer, he is our savior, he knows us and understands were we are at, we speaks to us today in that same way, SAYING “DO NOT FEAR, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS”…
Whenever I talk to people about God, I often mention to them that God would have walked in the garden of Eden with Adam and Eve, He would have talked with them just as you and I would talk to each other if we were in person, but because of the fall of mankind and our disobedience (if you want to read more on this read the scriptures from Genesis 1-7 on creation, and Genesis 3 of the fall of mankind) (he had to send his Son Jesus to redeem us we see this in Galatians 3-13) but he now has to speak to us by his spirit, which is not quite as easy because this is where trust and faith comes in but we learn to do this as we have relationship with God.
MORE SCRIPTURE OF GOD DELIVERING AND HELPING…
“When you go out to battle against your enemies and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt, is with you.
Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him may remain with you, so that you may not sin.”
But his bow remained firm, And his arms were agile, From the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob (From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel),
But Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the LORD which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever.
Joshua 1- 8“This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.
Verse 9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous!Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
Psalm 146- 5 How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, Whose hope is in the LORD his God, 6 Who made heaven and earth, The sea and all that is in them; Who keeps faith forever; 7. Who executes justice for the oppressed; Who gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets the prisoners free.…
Psalm 121-2- My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth!
Genesis- 15-1 the word of the Lord came to me in a vision,”Do not be afraid Louise, (put your name here) I am your exceedingly great reward.
Different versions of Isaiah 41-10-from the New Living Translation
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
GOD’S WORD® Translation
Don’t be afraid, because I am with you. Don’t be intimidated; I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will support you with my victorious right hand.
International Standard Version
Don’t be afraid, because I’m with you; don’t be anxious, because I am your God. I keep on strengthening you; I’m truly helping you. I’m surely upholding you with my victorious right hand.”
This picture does not belong to me, But I love it…
“For I am the LORD your God, who upholds your right hand, Who says to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.’
He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power.
God’s Help to Israel
Isaiah 41…9. You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, And called from its remotest parts And said to you, ‘You are My servant, I have chosen you and not rejected you. 10 Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ 11″Behold, all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored; Those who contend with you will be as nothing and will perish.… New American Standard Bible
Isaiah 51:12,13 I, even I, am he that comforts you: who are you, that you should …
A Word Study about fear from the bible hub.
to fear; morally, to revere; caus. to frighten
thou not for I am with thee be not dismayed
to gaze at or about (properly, for help); by implication, to inspect, consider, compassionate, be nonplussed (as looking around in amazement) or bewildered
for I am thy God
angels, exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), (very) great, judges, mighty.
I will strengthen
to be alert, physically (on foot) or mentally (in courage)
thee yea I will help
to surround, i.e. protect or aid — help, succour.
thee yea I will uphold
to sustain; by implication, to obtain, keep fast; figuratively, to help, follow close — (take, up-)hold (up), maintain, retain, stay (up).
thee with the right hand
the right hand or side (leg, eye) of a person or other object (as the stronger and more dexterous); locally, the south — + left-handed, right (hand, side), south.
of my righteousness
the right (natural, moral or legal); also (abstractly) equity or (figuratively) prosperity — even, (that which is altogether) just(-ice), (un-)right(-eous) (cause