Fear Not Series – Part 1:

Whom shall I fear?FEAR NOT

PDF file: do-not-fear-scriptures

Above is a link to my original attempt to list all the scriptures which encourage us not to fear.  This is by no means an exhaustive list.

Today this scripture came to mind which is not on that list:

Ps. 27  

Psalm 27:1-6
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?
When the wicked advance against me to devour[a] me,
it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall.
Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.
One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.
For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.

This reminds me of a Chris Tomlin song: Whom Shall I Fear?   based on 2 Kings 6:15-18. 

It doesn’t matter how big our problem is, because God is bigger; it doesn’t matter if we are alone or not because God is always with us, so we are never really alone; it doesn’t matter how many enemies we have because The God of angel armies is on our side, cheering us on, sending his angels to ride along with us and defeat our enemies.  Those who are for us are greater than those against us as long as we depend and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.

One thing I recommend for you.  This one thing I encourage you to do.  Read the Word of God.  Read the Bible and find scriptures which confirm for you that God is for you, supporting you, encouraging you, leading you, guiding and instructing you.  The list is endless of the promises that God has in His Word.

courage_deuteronomy“I know who goes before me.  I know who stands behind.  The God of angel armies is always by my side.” So I will not be afraid of tomorrow.  I will not be afraid of that interview for my dream job.  I will not be afraid of people I need to face.  I will not be afraid of failure, rejection, sickness, loneliness or anything else.  God is with me and nothing can separate me from his love.

Having done all then, stand firm on His promise to never leave or forsake you.  Stand firm on His promise to be near you and constantly comfort you when you need it.

Go with God my friend.  And as it says in Ps. 27:13-14 Be confident that you will see the goodness of the Lord.  Take heart, be of good courage, wait for the Lord.

 

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Do Not Fear 365

This is a repost from several years ago. The post was getting a lot of views so I wanted to share it again with a few updates.

It has been said that “Do not fear” is in the Bible 365 times.  I think it was a quote from Facing the Giants, the movie.  That is not literally true.  Many have been searching the web to find out the verses that state “do not fear”.  There are less than 100 that literally say that phrase.  I have compiled, for those who are interested, a list of scriptures that are related to do not fear scriptures.

Word document:

Do Not Fear Scriptures

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do-not-fear-scriptures

I went to www.biblegateway.com and searched for the following words or phrases related to ‘do not fear’: Courage, do not fear, do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, do not be dismayed, take heart, do not worry. NIV VERSION

I also added trust, because those who trust in God will not be afraid.  See Ps. 56 and Ps. 112 for examples of that.

The total for these DO NOT FEAR related scriptures was 233

I looked up deliver, and it is mentioned in the Bible 252 times in one form or another (delivered, delivers, deliverance).  That was too much for me to add, so I will leave that to you to research.  Go to www.biblegateway.com to find those specific scriptures.

That would bring it up to well over 400 scriptures we can carry around with us as promises that we need not fear, because God commanded it, and because he promises we can trust him for our needs.

There is also: Cast your cares, be of good cheer, and other phrases that comfort us and keep us from fear

 

Release The Pain

Silent Rain

SOFT RAIN FALLS
The Gentle drops of silent rain
Fall upon the golden grain;
The tranquil peace,
The sweet release
Of stress and pain,
This silent rain.

The quiet whisper in the wind
Pursues the children once again.
"Come to me
Rest and eat,"
Says this wind.

Glorious rays of the rising sun
tell us morning has begun.
Joy and praise
Fill this place
We've overcome
Says the sun.


by Terri Byars

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it must include my name, Terri Byars, as the poet.
And WordPress as the location from which it was obtained.
A NEW MORNING HAS BEGUN

Through both poetic and musical verse people have been known to express great emotion. And those of us who listen to the words and/or music have a chance to release our emotions. It helps us come to acknowledge or get in touch with our feelings. The poem I wrote above is symbolic and if anyone would care to input any thoughts, I would love to hear what you think. You can share how it makes you feel, and what you believe the poem means.

FEAR NOT 365

It has been said that “Do not fear” is in the Bible 365 times.  I think it was a quote from Facing the Giants, the movie.  That is not literally true.  Many have been searching the web to find out the verses that state “do not fear”.  There are less than 100 that literally say that phrase.  I have compiled, for those who are interested, a list of scriptures that are related to  do not fear:

PDF FILE:   do-not-fear-scriptures1

This  is a PDF FILE.  If you cannot open it, you can download adobe reader for free here:  http://get.adobe.com/reader/ ).

I went to www.biblegateway.com and searched for the following words or phrases related to ‘do not fear’: Courage, do not fear, do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, do not be dismayed, take heart, do not worry. NIV VERSION

I also added trust, because those who trust in God will not be afraid.  See Ps. 56 and Ps. 112 for examples of that.

The total for these DO NOT FEAR related scriptures was 233

I looked up deliver, and it is mentioned in the Bible 252 times in one form or another (delivered, delivers, deliverance).  That was too much for me to add, so I will leave that to you to research.  Go to www.biblegateway.com to find those specific scriptures.

That would bring it up to well over 400 scriptures we can carry around with us as promises that we need not fear, because God commanded it, and because he promises we can trust him for our needs.

There is also: Cast your cares, be of good cheer, and other phrases that comfort us and keep us from fear.