Fear

Isaiah 35:4 Say to those with fearful hearts, "Be strong and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you."


Joshua 1:9 This is my command-be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."


Isaiah 43:1 But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says, "Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name, you are mine."


Isaiah 41:10 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.


1 John 4:18 Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear.


John 14:27 I am leaving you with a gift--peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid.


2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline


Identifying the source of our fear

It does not come from God. ( 2 Timothy 1:7) Does it come from our past experience, the lies of the enemy, or the hurtful words of others? The bible says God does not give us fear. He does not use fear to motivate us (1 John 4:18), the fear we have for the Lord is a respect for who He is. What God gives us is love, and as we start to better grasp and understand that, we can better turn off the noise of the fear that has been controlling us too long.