Bible Verses About Fear - Scripture Quotes for Strength

Bible Verses About Fear - Scripture Quotes for Strength

What does the Bible say about fear? Here is a collection of the best scripture quotes about fear and anxiety to help you overcome your own.

"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand" (Isaiah 41:10).

As Christians, we have the power to overcome fear with the help of the Holy Spirit. Any changes or unknowns in life can be the fear cycle where we become overwhelmed and feel like giving up. God tells us to not fear because He is with us! He will give you the strength and power that you need to overcome fear and live in peace.

Be inspired by the biblical wisdom in our collection of scriptures about fear below! Before you begin reading these verses, let's go before the Lord in prayer and give him our fears.

A Prayer to Exchange Fear for Peace: I know you are not the source of fear and anxiety. That is Satan’s realm, and he delights in causing your children pain. You do not torment us with worrisome thoughts or burden our hearts with fretfulness. You are the God of peace. You desire to give me power over my worries as I count on your love and trust in your sovereign care.

Help me remember, when fears and anxiety come knocking at my heart’s door, to answer with powerful Scripture—to remember you are a good God and faithful, and you will help me challenge my worries with life-building truth instead of destructive thoughts. Your peace will guard my heart and mind in Jesus’ name.

Psalm 23:4 NIV

4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Read Psalm 23

Psalm 118:6 NIV

6 The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

Read Psalm 118

Psalm 23:4 NIV

4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Read Psalm 23

Psalm 115:11 NIV

11 You who fear him, trust in the Lord- he is their help and shield.

Read Psalm 115

Psalm 103:17 NIV

17 But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children-

Read Psalm 103

Psalm 112:1 NIV

1 Praise the Lord.Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands.

Read Psalm 112

2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

Read 2 Timothy 1

Matthew 10:31 NIV

31 So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Read Matthew 10

Psalm 34:7 NIV

7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.

Read Psalm 34

John 14:27 NIV

27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Read John 14

Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV

6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."

Read Deuteronomy 31

Isaiah 41:10-13 NIV

10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. 11 "All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish. 12 Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all. 13 For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

Read Isaiah 41

Matthew 10:28 NIV

28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Read Matthew 10

Romans 8:15 NIV

15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father."

Read Romans 8

Psalm 34:4 NIV

4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

Read Psalm 34

1 John 4:18 NIV

18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

Read 1 John 4

Psalm 27:1-14 NIV

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? 2 When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and my foes who will stumble and fall. 3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident. 4 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. 5 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. 6 Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the Lord. 7 Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. 8 My heart says of you, "Seek his face!" Your face, Lord, I will seek. 9 Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior. 10 Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me. 11 Teach me your way, Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors. 12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, spouting malicious accusations. 13 I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

Read Psalm 27

Proverbs 8:13 NIV

13 To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.

Read Proverbs 8

Luke 12:22-24 NIV

22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!

Read Luke 12

Deuteronomy 7:21 NIV

21 Do not be terrified by them, for the Lord your God, who is among you, is a great and awesome God.

Read Deuteronomy 7

Proverbs 14:27 NIV

27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.

Read Proverbs 14

Philippians 4:7 NIV

7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Read Philippians 4

Matthew 7:11 NIV

11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

Read Matthew 7

Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Read Proverbs 3

Romans 8:28 NIV

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Read Romans 8

1 Peter 5:7 NIV

7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Read 1 Peter 5

Psalm 55:22 NIV

22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.

Read Psalm 55

Ephesians 6:10 NIV

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

Read Ephesians 6