Do Not Be Afraid

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In Battle

Deuteronomy 20:3–4 NASB95
3 “He shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel, you are approaching the battle against your enemies today. Do not be fainthearted. Do not be afraid, or panic, or tremble before them, 4 for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.’

Facing Giants

1 Samuel 17:24 NASB95
24 When all the men of Israel saw the man, they fled from him and were greatly afraid.

In the Storm

Matthew 14:30 NASB95
30 But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!”


The Supernatural

Matthew 14:26 NASB95
26 When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear.

Suffering and Tribulation

Revelation 2:10 NASB95
10 ‘Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.

Possible Destruction

Psalm 91:5–6 NASB95
5 You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow that flies by day; 6 Of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, Or of the destruction that lays waste at noon.

Physical death

Matthew 10:28 NASB95
28 “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Loss of reputation

Matthew 1:20 NASB95
20 But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.


God is our armor

Genesis 15:1 NASB95
1 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; Your reward shall be very great.”

God is our victory

Deuteronomy 31:6 NASB95
6 “Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.”

God will judge the wicked

Isaiah 35:3–4 NASB95
3 Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble. 4 Say to those with anxious heart, “Take courage, fear not. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; The recompense of God will come, But He will save you.”

God’s Promises

Isaiah 41:10 NASB95
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.’
Isaiah 43:1–2 NASB95
1 But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! 2 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you.
Psalm 91:7 NASB95
7 A thousand may fall at your side And ten thousand at your right hand, But it shall not approach you.


Abide and dwell in Him

Psalm 91:1 NASB95
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

Wait and gain courage

Psalm 27:14 NASB95
14 Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.
Isaiah 40:31 NASB95
31 Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.


Psalm 56:3 NASB95
3 When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.
Psalm 46:1–3 NASB95
1 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; 3 Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah.
Proverbs 3:24–25 NASB95
24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid; When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. 25 Do not be afraid of sudden fear Nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes;

Perfect Love removes fear

1 John 4:18 NASB95
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.
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