Scriptures Against Fear


Scary-path-300-webThe following is a list of scriptures on fear. Use them when fear is attempting to come. Fear does not necessarily mean danger, it simply means fear. We associate fear with danger because that is how our body interacts with our God given motivation for self preservation. When we go into a dark room, we might sense fear, especially if we are apprehensive about the dark, but that does not mean that there actually is a danger. It only means that there is an unknown, and that unknown can breed fear – fear of the unknown. To fight the fear of the unknown, counteract it with faith based on the known – the known will of God. All Scriptures are from the King James Version

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul: he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anoints my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. Psalm 23:1-6

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD. Psalm 27:1-6

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. Psalm 46:1-3

Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22

What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me. Psalm 56:3-4

When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me. In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word. In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. Psalm 56:9-11

I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place. The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me? Psalm 118:5-6

Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it comes. For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken. Proverbs 3:25-26

The fear of man brings a snare: but whoso puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe. Proverbs 29:25

Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat comes, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8

Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. Isaiah 12:2

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. Romans 8:15

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifies. Romans 8:28-33

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. Hebrews 13:5-6

Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:5-7

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  1. Ann Emery

    Jess M, my heart read ur story about the feeling of something evil in ur home, I know how u feel, even though we r Christians we still have to battle pure evil, my children and I get plauged with demons and satan himself, just when we think our home and lives r at peace here comes the evil, it’s like the closer we get to our Lord the evil hits us, my children and I get attack by them, my kids can see them and also we can here them, we’ve been literally been attack by them, we have to bless our home and all family members, To fight this evil I’ve bought anointing oil which has been blessed and also I’ve bought two Tallits, when the attacks begin I use the oil and cover us with our Tallits and majorly praying, recently I began speaking with tongues in a beautiful accent, it’s not the typical words u hear everyone speak and by praying in it helps a whole lot, it’s not easy battling but God wins every time, I pray that Jesus is always with u.

  2. Ann Emery

    Luci, just don’t give up hope, I know how ur feeling, our income in the past was livable, and we had some debt, and recently our income dropped dramatically and I told God that I know in his time our income will get better, and little by little our income would get better, and then it would be how can we survive like this but we did, we gave God all the glory and one of my sons has medical problems and his choice is to live in darkness and tried a couple of times to take his life, even though he longer considers us his family, and he has done a lot of hurtful things to our family I still pray for him, God knows his life, and how ever his life turns out I know God is handling it, so stay faithful to Jesus and his powers, God bless you.

  3. Ann emery

    Whatever u do don’t give up on ur prayers, the enemy tries to get us to believe God is not hearing our prayers, and were taught that our Lord does hear our prayers, I have family members who r lost but slowly changes r being made in their lives, never give up, the devil and his fools always put pressure on my children’s and my life horrorably, but Jesus always pulls us through, our lord gave his life for us so let us rejoice for that

  4. Francisca

    Please pray for me. I have been dealing with extreme fear and anxiety. It has kept me from working for the past 6 months and keeps me from enjoying life. I need prayer to be healed because I’m tired of living this way and I also have a baby who needs me. Thank you

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      Francisca – I pray for you. I break the power of the Devil over you in Jesus Name. We take authority over this spirit of fear and anxiety in Jesus Name. You are free and you will be free in Jesus Name.

      Read these articles:
      Depression Is a Spirit – It Must Be Fought with the Word of God – The concept is the same as with fear or anything evil
      The Power of the Name of Jesus by John G. Lake
      The Name of Jesus Belongs to You By Kenneth E. Hagin
      Cast Out Devils By Kenneth E. Hagin
      Even When Alone, You Are Not Alone – This Is a Good Thing

      More articles on Deliverance

      Get the word of God down inside you. Confess the scriptures on this page and others, meditate on them. Faith will arise in your heart, and THAT is the victory over the Devil and all his efforts to hurt you. We love you. Rex

  5. Mary Jane garxia

    I am thankful four god has keeped me in his hands every step of my way, he is everything in my life

  6. Cedric David Castorena

    Yes it can! May God Bless us all, may we ask the Lord for his eyes daily and express gratitude for the small things as cliche as that sounds it’s obviously cliche for a reason so we should def practice that, after all that is the very least we can do consider the suffering in both..

  7. Dest

    Please may i ask anyone who reads this to pray for me i recently found out i am expecting it has been 10 years since i had my first child and i am having a lot of fears about having a second child. i am asking for strength and courage to not be afraid and have blind faith that my lord and savior are here with me guiding me.

    1. Donna

      I will pray for you! Check out Nerida Walker’s book or facebook page – “God’s plan for pregnancy” It helped me so much in my pregnancies!!! And even in the birth! God has a beautiful plan for your precious little child!!! Congratulations!!

      1. Ann

        Donna, I just wanted to let you know not to have any fear, the same thing happened to me, I had already had 4 kids, and just about 10 went buy when I was expecting a baby, for us it was a blessing, I was in my 40’s when our son came, my doctor told me it would be a fifty – fifty chance of having a baby, there’s a ten year space between my fourth child and our new son, then when our son was about mths old another blessing came that we were not expecting, I was pregnant with my 6th baby, it stunned everyone, I was still getting older, but we had a beautiful healthy baby girl, when the lord lays his hands on you, he’ll give you courage, just keep believing in him,We had two different sets of kids, it will be easy since you’ve been there before, it just gets better, may God bless you and keep joy in your life.

    2. Jonathan Ramos

      Dear Lord I ask that that you bestow this young lady with your perfect love as it casts out all fear and you did not give her a spirit of fear but power of love and a sound mind. We thank you that she will have a great outcome with her pregnancy and for making her body strong enough to endure the delivery of her baby. There is no worry or fear in Jesus name, AMEN!!

  8. Olu

    I want the children of God to pray for me. Some times around may I notice that when I drive and I looked at the speedometer in my car to check my speed the next thing I do is matching the break suddenly. I thought It was something I will be able to handle but this is becoming worst to the extend that I am alway afraid of driving now. My speed is now maximum 20km/ hr whenever I want to go out to drive I can hear the sound of my heart pumping in fear. Pls children of God pls pray for me. I have prayed and still praying.

  9. sharon

    Please pray that I overcome my fear of driving. I. have an opportunity to purchase a car so I need to be delivered from fear of driving

  10. Shelley

    Pray for me that the fear i have for my upcoming mamgram i trust God and will keep the faith .

  11. Ann Emery

    Even though you may be a child of God, evil can touch you still, my children and I have been literally face to face with satan himself, but thanks be to God our father he had his hands on us, even in these times God does not leave you in your darkess days, he sent Michael and Gabriel to defeat Satan and his demons. Look up to heaven cuz our Yeshua is coming soon to do battle for us, Father I ask that you put a protective hedge around all of your children, Praise the lamb of God, who conquered death and he’ll, glory and honor is yours lord.

  12. Kevin glass

    I need you to pray for my health kuz my chest hurts and it’s hard to get air sometimes but I know God will make it better

  13. Terri

    Please pray for me I’m having heart issues and fear to the point of terror that I don’t know how to control my health is physically disabling and I need to leave an unbiblical marriage but my disability was denied so I can’t financially take care of myself seeking God for an answer need strength also need assurance of salvation thanks guys

  14. Kevin glass

    I have fear in my heart because I haven’t been feeling good my body hurts and chest and head and that is has put so much fear in me that I think of bad things happening to me and that scares me to But I Know My Father will Bless me and make everything better in due time kuz he loves me and he only wants to see the best for me and I Pray he Heals My Body Mind and Spirit cuz my God is a great God Amen

  15. Kind

    would please pray for the country of Burundi during the hard moments is passing through

  16. Cat

    Please pray for my husband and sons I have been doing a lot of deliverance prayers for them and it’s getting worse they are getting angry with me at the drop of a hat and the more I pray the worse it’s getting .
    I’m trying not to cry but the anger and resentment is hard on me but I keep praying with scriptures .
    There names are ken my husband my sons James and Josh

    1. Myrtle Linder

      They are resisting the POWER OF GOD as HE works against the evil in their hearts, continue to pray.

  17. dadodeaf

    My daughter is Deaf with other multiple physical and mental challenges. She was getting angry and frustrated. We prayed for many months, but one day, after her best deal friend died, she found Jesus in the middle of a pouring rain storm. She was a changed person from that night. It was a mighty miracle. I will be praying for a mighty miracle in your life so that God is bigger than anything you’ve known Him to be so far. He is Healer, Protector, Light House, Salvation, Fortress, Shield, and so much more! He is always with us, in our biggest challenges. I know He is with you right now too. I will be praying for breakthrough for you.

  18. Luci

    I am experiencing a season of extreme financial hardship and my child and I are facing the very real possibilty that we may lose our home. Although I do not believe God will allow this to happen I know our ways and plans are not His. Above all I trust Him, just worried abt how this will affect my child as he recently attempted suicide. Please keep us lifted in prayer…I know God is able :)
    May God’s blessings rain down on you all…

    1. tj

      Hi Lucy,
      My name is TJ, and have been in a situation similar to yours. I will be praying for you and your family and Gods favor to pour out heavy and quickly.
      God bless you and your family!

      1. Myrtle Linder

        Continue to have faith, the is the most important thing along with prayers asking GOD’S blessings and direction. I hope that your son will look to GOD, too for help, and trust in HIM. My prayers are with you.

  19. Brian Nyathi

    brothers and sisters I just had a bad dream about my younger brother so my heart pumping the blood of fear but after reading your scriptures now I feel the spirit of power and also with the positive mind. especially Isaiah 12:2 yes He is my salvation indeed amen.

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      Brian – Pray for your brother based on the word of God and not based on fear. Confess scriptures on protection (Psalm 91:1-16 for example) over him – we have many scripture lists and confessions on this site. Seek God till there is peace in your heart, and then stand on that peace. It is the indication of the involvement of God, and that is all that is necessary. God bless you. Rex

  20. John Wilson

    I am deaf my name is John Wilson. I would like to anyone prayer for me have money problem and social security overpayment plus heavy bills. I grew up without my parents. Everyday Prayer to God hear my voice… I love Jesus best my world. God Blessing You.

    John Wilson

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    2. dadodeaf

      My daughter is Deaf with other multiple physical and mental challenges. She was getting angry and frustrated. We prayed for many months, but one day, after her best deal friend died, she found Jesus in the middle of a pouring rain storm. She was a changed person from that night. It was a mighty miracle. I will be praying for a mighty miracle in your life so that God is bigger than anything you’ve known Him to be so far. He is Healer, Protector, Light House, Salvation, Fortress, Shield, and so much more! He is always with us, in our biggest challenges. I know He is with you right now too. I will be praying for breakthrough for you.

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  22. Augustine Toussaint

    I’m correcting some mistake I made, please read Proverbs3:5-6 and practice these two verses daily because, God is more than able to take you through any situation that you are faced with.(make Him your guide today).

  23. Angel

    Brothers and sisters don’t lose hope prayer is a powerful tool against the enemy who came to rob kill and destroy but Jesus came to give us abundant life

  24. Jess m.

    This article helped me so much! Constantly at night I can always feel awful presences in my room and fear coming in overwhelming waves. Simply reading over these verses and praying out loud (as talked about in a linked article you posted in a comment) I feel safer and loved. Thanks for the verses, God bless!

  25. ann johnwon

    If you have repented of your sins and never obeyed Acts 2:37,38, you must. Search for an apostolic church that will baptize you in the Name of Jesus
    Christ for the remission of sins and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost with evidence of speaking in tongues. The Holy Ghost if the delivering power of God.

  26. oyekanmi

    This is a good post! one of my mentors once said and i quote “Fear is the burial place of giants” and based on my understanding the enemy called the ‘Devil put fear in our minds in order to get into our life… that was one of the reasons God said in His holy book ” guide your heart (mind) with all diligence because out of it are the issues of life. “the mind of a man is the seat to his life, without your mind being put to fear through fear or lack of understanding the devil has no power over your may consider reading this article also

  27. mable

    Pray for a precious young lady. She needs a place to stay and god to intervene in her life NOW!!

  28. Jen

    Dear all – Since I been robbed last year, the thieves broke my car window glasses to grab my handbag with me inside the car. even since then I haven’t been driving my car to work, and wherever I go, I am fearful, I tried hard not to think about it but it keeps running in my mind. I need help. Jen.

  29. Cynthia

    Fear woke me up early this morning. After reading the scriptures you posted, I feel so much better. I will continually read them to strengthen me.

  30. YUE

    This is awesome. my testimony is im delivered from all my fears bc of two verses here. God bless you~ May he preserve and keep you amen. fellow sister yUE

  31. Blank Please!!!!!

    Thank you for everything Rex – The lord told me while I was reading my Bible (KJV) That I shouldn’t be afraid because nothing will happen…. Psalms 23….. “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil” It was telling me that when I am about to die God will not let me be afraid. Thank you so much for everything!!!! I WILL PRAY EVERY DAY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! -Michaella

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      I am so so glad. When God speaks, all darkness leaves. Also, hearing God speak is the source and basis of faith (Romans 10:17). And with faith ‘all things are possible.’

      Be sure you read this – Depression Is a Spirit – It Must Be Fought with the Word of God. It is taken from the personal testimony of a very important Bible teacher. He could not get free from an intense depressive feeling. Similar to the random fear that would come on you. It would not leave him, but once he realized that it was a spirit and he dealt with it as a spirit, it left. Here is a link to the original article – Derek Prince – You’ve Got to Have Hope.

      I will continue to pray for you. Your walk will get brighter and brighter each day in Jesus Name! God is faithful and God is good.

  32. Blank Please!!!!

    Well sir, I don’t have an e-mail….. I am only a young lady of 13…… My mom really doesn’t know I am on here but I NEED THIS HELP!!!! Thank you for praying for me…… I was saved when I was 6 or 7 so I know where I am going but I just still get scared. Thank you so much…. I will let you know when this fear goes away!!! I PROMISE!!!! And My name is Michaella. I think I can trust you with that!!!!

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