When you cross the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you; when you walk through the fire, you will not get burned nor will the flame consume you. Therefore, we will not fear that the earth will collapse, even if the mountains move to the heart of the sea. We want to provide easy-to-read articles that answer your questions about the meaning, origin and history of specific verses within the context of the Scriptures. All quotes from the Scriptures, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, the standard version in English.
He gives us the power to live courageously, boldly and without fear in this life, when many things around us tell us to be afraid. With unwavering love and fidelity, iniquity is atoned for, and with the fear of the Lord, evil is turned away. Many believers are neglecting God and that's why many believers are weak, shy, unable to bear the burden, afraid to testify, afraid to do God's will, they have no power in their lives. Visit the Bible online to search for words if you don't know the specific passage you're looking for.
Read More Bible verses about fear and anxiety. The Bible has many passages that address fear and anxiety. In general, the Bible encourages us to trust in God and not be afraid. For example, Psalm 56:3 says, "When I am afraid, I put my trust in you." And Isaiah 41:10 says, "Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will uphold you with my victorious right hand."
Additionally, the Bible often links fear and anxiety to a lack of faith in God. For example, Matthew 6:25-34, often known as the "Sermon on the Mount," includes the famous passage that says, "Do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on... Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life?... Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'... But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." This passage suggests that anxiety arises when we worry about worldly things instead of trusting in God's provision.
Overall, the Bible encourages us to trust in God and not be afraid, and it suggests that fear and anxiety stem from a lack of faith in Him.
Even if I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will not fear any harm, because you are with me; your rod and your cane comfort me. And even though fear is sometimes still there, it no longer exercises control, it slows me down and paralyzes me in its clutches. I have spent most of my 50 years living in fear.26 I am now at a stage where I feel that my fear controls me.