Fear has a way of messing up our thoughts when it gets its tentacles wrapped around our brains. The best way to combat that is to have Scriptures at the ready. Memorizing them is best, but until you get to that point, print them out, write them down, post them up where you will see them.
Here are 7 truths about God you absolutely must cling to when anxiety threatens to swallow you.
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. ~ Joshua 1:9
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? ~ Psalm 27:1The LORD Himself goes before you; He will be with you. He will never leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged. ~ Deuteronomy 31:8 #nofear Click To Tweet
The LORD Himself goes before you; He will be with you. He will never leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged. ~ Deuteronomy 31:8
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. ~ 1 John 4:18
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. ~ 2 Timothy 1:7
So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” ~ Romans 8:15For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. ~ 2 Timothy 1:7 #power #love #overcominganxiety Click To Tweet
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. ~ John 14:27
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. ~Psalm 94:19, NIV
When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. ~ Psalm 94:19, NLT
From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. ~ Psalm 61:2
When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. ~ Isaiah 43:2
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. ~ Psalm 23:4
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “You are my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” ~ Psalm 91:1-2
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. ~ Isaiah 41:10
He gives power to the faint and increases the strength of the weak. ~ Isaiah 40:29
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.” ~ Isaiah 41:13
What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? ~ Romans 8:31
Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the LORD’s salvation, which He will accomplish for you today. ~ Exodus 14:13
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. ~ Psalm 145:18-19
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 8:38-39
So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? ~ Hebrews 13:6So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? ~ Hebrews 13:6 #notafraid #jesussaves Click To Tweet
We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies. ~ 2 Corinthians 4:7-10
What is your favorite encouraging Scripture to overcome anxiety?
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