Two weeks ago, I sat down with a friend. Her name is Ethel. She is the beautiful soul that helps me maintain my home, my kids and my sanity. Her face drooped a little as she was floating around our home, doing her thing. So I called her to sit with me. She pulled up a chair and we sat around my kitchen counter. She poured out her heart to me. She had seen something on the news which had caused her to fall down the rabbit hole of fear.
If we allow the newsfeed on our phonescreens to become the highlight reel of our thoughts, we will find ourselves crippled by fear and fussing over facts that we can’t control.
The enemy longs to have his way with our minds. It is his playground. When we fret over fears and frustrations, we allow the enemy to grab a foothold on to our thoughts. If we’re not careful, it could turn into a wildfire of worry, worsened realties and wasted dreams. So then, what is the answer? When we renew our thinking with Gods Word, the enemy stands no chance of defeating us.
Five years ago, I went through some really tough health issues. God gave me a scripture that I would play over and over in my mind like a tape recorder that got stuck on repeat. That scripture carried me through some really troublesome times. The Bible is referred to as the Word of God, meaning it can be considered a direct line of communication from the Lord. God meets us in His Word, and the Holy Spirit works powerfully through Gods Word. Gods Word is life giving. His Word speaks life into every situation. It is full of power and precision. So let’s grab hold of it during this time, where hearts are hurting and fear is in full swing.
Here are forty fear-fighting scriptures that we can hold on to when we come face to face with the shaking realities of life. So, write them down, print them out, hold them dear to your heart, always have them near. They can be read on the run, in the mud and mess and mundane and miraculous times. They will forever sprout forth hope and joy and peace.
Psalm 1:6 NIV – “For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous”
Psalm 3:3 – “But you, O Lord, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high.”
Psalm 3: 5 – “I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me.”
Psalm 4:3 – “Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him.”
Psalms 4:8 – “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
Psalm 5:7 – “But I, by your great love, can come into your house; in reverence I bow down toward your holy temple.”
Psalm 5:11 – “But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.”
Psalm 5:12 – “Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.”
Psalm 6:4 – “Turn, Lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.”
Psalm 7:10 – “My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.”
Psalm 9:9-10 – “The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.“
Psalm 9:18 – “God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.”
Psalm 12:7 – “You, LORD, will keep the needy safe and will protect us forever from the wicked.”
Psalm 16:5-11 – “LORD, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay. You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”
Psalm 17:8 – “Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings”
Psalm 18:2 – “The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
Psalm 18:16 – “He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters.”
Psalm 18:28 – “You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.”
Psalm 18:32 – “It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.”
Psalm 23:4 – “Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.”
Psalm 27:1 – “The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?”
Psalm 28:8 – “The Lord is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one.”
Psalm 29:11 – “The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.”
Psalm 30:2 – “Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.”
Psalm 31:15 – “The course of my life is in your power; rescue me from the power of my enemies and from my persecutors.”
Psalm 32:7 – “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”
Psalm 33:20 – “We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.”
Psalm 34:4 – “I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.”
Psalm 34:7 – “The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.”
Psalm 34:19 – “The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.”
Psalm 34:22 – “The Lord will rescue his servants; no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.”
Psalm 36:9 – “For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.”
Psalm 37:23 – “The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him.”
Psalm 40:1 -3 “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit,out of the mud and mire;he set my feet on a rockand gave me a firm place to stand.3He put a new song in my mouth,a hymn of praise to our God.Many will see and fear the Lordand put their trust in him.”
Psalm 46:1 – “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
Psalm 51:10 – “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
Psalm 52:8 – “But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.”
Psalm 54:4 – “Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.”
Psalm 54:7 – “You have delivered me from all my troubles, and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.”
Psalm 55:22 – “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”
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Your friend, Robynne x