God's Words of Comfort


A Portion of God's Holy Word Regarding:

Fear – Afraid – Apprehension – Fear of the Lord

The Lord appeared to him on the same night, saying: "I am the God of Abraham your father. Do not be afraid, for I am with you. I will bless you, and I will multiply your offspring because of My servant Abraham." Genesis 26:24 (CPDV)
Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your God He shall fight for you. Deuteronomy 3:22 (KJV)

Light through Golden AspensIt is the Lord who goes before you; He will be with you, He will not take away His help from you or give you up: so have no fear. Deuteronomy 31:8 (BBE)
Take heart and be strong; have no fear and do not be troubled; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 (BBE)
"Ye shall not fear other gods, nor bow yourselves to them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them: But the LORD, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched out arm, Him shall ye fear, and Him shall ye worship, and to Him shall ye do sacrifice. And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which He wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear other gods… But the LORD your God ye shall fear; and He shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies." 2 Kings 17:35-37, 39 (KJV)
Then He addressed the human race: 'Here it is! Fear-of-the-Lord - that's Wisdom, and Insight means shunning evil.' Job 28:28 (The Message)
The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know Your name put their trust in You, for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You. Psalms 9:9-10 (ESV)
Lord, You give light to my lamp. My God brightens the darkness around me. With Your help I can attack an army. With God's help I can jump over a wall. The ways of God are without fault. The Lord's words are pure. He is a shield to those who trust Him. Psalms 18:28-30 (NCV™)
Yea, 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. Psalms 23:4 (NKJV)
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... Though a host should encamp against me, My heart shall not fear. Though war should rise against me, Even then I will be confident… For in the day of trouble He will keep me secretly in His pavilion. In the covert of His tent will He hide me. He will lift me up on a rock. Psalms 27:1, 3, 5 (HNV)
I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. Psalms 34:4 (KJV)
Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. And He shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Psalms 37:5-7 (KJV)
San Juan Capistrano BellsGod is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Psalms 46:1-3 (NKJV)
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Psalms 51:10 (KJV)
Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalms 55:22 (NRSV)
When I am afraid, O Lord Almighty, I put my trust in You. I trust in God and am not afraid; I praise Him for what He has promised. What can a mere human being do to me? Psalms 56:3-4 (GNT)
For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my deliverance and my honor; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Psalms 62:5-8 (RSV)
Happy is he whose resting-place is in the secret of the Lord, and under the shade of the wings of the Most High; Who says of the Lord, He is my safe place and my tower of strength: He is my God, in whom is my hope… You will have no fear of the evil things of the night, or of the arrow in flight by day. Psalms 91:1-2, 5 (BBE)
He will give His angels charge over you, To guard you in all your ways. They will bear you up in their hands, So that you won't dash your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and cobra. You will trample the young lion and the serpent underfoot.
     "Because he has set his love on Me, therefore I will deliver him. I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He will call on Me, and I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble. I will deliver him, and honor him. I will satisfy him with long life, And show him My salvation." Psalms 91:11-16 (WEB)

B and W Mountain LakeIf the LORD had not been my help, my soul would soon have dwelt in the land of silence. When I thought, "My foot slips," Thy steadfast love, O LORD, held me up. When the cares of my heart are many, Thy consolations cheer my soul. Psalms 94:17-19 (RSV)
Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in His commandments. Psalms 112:1 (KJV)
He will never fail. A righteous person will always be remembered. He is not afraid of bad news. His heart remains secure, full of confidence in the LORD. His heart is steady, and he is not afraid. In the end he will look triumphantly at his enemies. Psalms 112:6-8 (GOD’S WORD®)
Out of my distress, I called on the LORD. The LORD answered me with freedom. The LORD is on my side. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? Psalms 118:5-6 (HNV)
My enemies are chasing me; they crushed me to the ground. They made me live in darkness like those long dead. I am afraid; my courage is gone. I remember what happened long ago; I consider everything You have done. I think about all You have made. I lift my hands to You in prayer. As a dry land needs rain, I thirst for You. Psalms 143:3-6 (NCV™)
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7 (KJV)
Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. Because they hated knowledge And did not choose the fear of the Lord, They would have none of my counsel And despised my every rebuke. Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, And be filled to the full with their own fancies. For the turning away of the simple will slay them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them; But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, And will be secure, without fear of evil. Proverbs 1:28-33 (NKJV)
Searching for it like a prospector panning for gold, like an adventurer on a treasure hunt, Believe me, before you know it Fear-of-God will be yours; you'll have come upon the Knowledge of God. Proverbs 2:4-5 (The Message)
If you sit down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Do not be afraid of sudden panic, or of the storm that strikes the wicked; for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught. Proverbs 3:24-26 (NRSV)
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10 (KJV)
The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. Proverbs 10:27 (KJV)
Anxiety weighs down the human heart, but a good word cheers it up. Proverbs 12:25 (NRSV)
In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and His children shall have a place of refuge. The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. Proverbs 14:26-27 (KJV)
Fear-of-God is a school in skilled living - first you learn humility, then you experience glory. Proverbs 15:33 (The Message)
Depend on the Lord in whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3 (NCV™)
The fear of the LORD leads to life, and such a person will rest easy without suffering harm. Proverbs 19:23 (GOD’S WORD®)
The fear of others lays a snare, but one who trusts in the Lord is secure. Proverbs 29:25 (NRSV)
Don't fear anything except the Lord of the armies of Heaven! If you fear Him, you need fear nothing else. Isaiah 8:13 (TLB)
DaisyStrengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who have an anxious heart, Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you. Isaiah 35:3-4 (ESV)
"Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand… For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, 'Fear not, I will help you.'" Isaiah 41:10, 13 (NKJV)
The Lord who created you says, "Do not be afraid—I will save you. I have called you by name—you are Mine. When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you; your troubles will not overwhelm you. When you pass through fire, you will not be burned; the hard trials that come will not hurt you." Isaiah 43:1-2 (GNT)

"I, even I, am the One who comforts you. So why are you afraid of mere humans, who wither like the grass and disappear? Yet you have forgotten the LORD, your Creator, the One who put the stars in the sky and established the earth. Will you remain in constant dread of human oppression? Will you continue to fear the anger of your enemies from morning till night?" Isaiah 51:12-13 (NLT)
"Don't be afraid of him," says the LORD: "for I am with you to save you, and to deliver you from his hand." Jeremiah 42:11 (HNV)
From the bottom of the pit, O Lord, I cried out to You, and when I begged You to listen to my cry, You heard. You answered me and told me not to be afraid. You came to my rescue, Lord, and saved my life. Lamentations 3:55-58 (GNT)
"I will make you as hard as a diamond, harder than stone. Don't be afraid of them. Don't be terrified in their presence, even though they are rebellious people." Ezekiel 3:9 (GOD’S WORD®)
"Therefore I tell you, 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. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?" Matthew 6:25-27 (ESV)
"Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather be afraid of God, who can destroy both body and soul in hell. For only a penny you can buy two sparrows, yet not one sparrow falls to the ground without your Father's consent. As for you, even the hairs of your head have all been counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth much more than many sparrows!" Matthew 10:28-31 (GNT)
"Then will He say to those at His left, 'Begone from Me, with the curse resting upon you, into the Fire of the Ages, which has been prepared for the Devil and his angels.'" Matthew 25:41 (WNT)
The same day, in the evening, He said to them,
"Let us cross to the other side."
     So they got away from the crowd, and took Him--as He was--in the boat; and other boats accompanied Him. But a heavy squall came on, and the waves were now dashing into the boat, so that it was fast filling. But He Himself was in the stern asleep, with His head on the cushion: so they woke Him. "Rabbi," they cried, "is it nothing to You that we are drowning?"
     So He roused Himself and rebuked the wind, and said to the waves,
"Silence! Be still!" The wind sank, and a perfect calm set in.
"Why are you so timid?" He asked; "have you still no faith?"
     Then they were filled with terror, and began to say to one another, "Who is this, then? For even wind and sea obey Him." Mark 4:35-41 (WNT)
[Jesus’ response below refers to what He told the Warden upon hearing the news that the latter’s daughter had died. See Mark 5:35-43]
Jesus, overhearing the words, said to the Warden, "Do not be afraid; only have faith." Mark 5:36 (WNT)
"Don't seek what you will eat or what you will drink; neither be anxious. For the nations of the world seek after all of these things, but your Father knows that you need these things. Yet seek God's Kingdom, and all these things will be added to you." Luke 12:29-31 (WEB)
Then again Jesus said to the Pharisees, "I am the Light of the world; he who comes with Me will not be walking in the dark but will have the light of Life." John 8:12 (BBE)
"If then the Son shall make you free, you will be free indeed." John 8:36 (WNT)
Jesus said, "Don't let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust in Me." John 14:1 (NCV™)
"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." John 14:27 (KJV)
You haven't received the spirit of slaves that leads you into fear again. Instead, you have received the spirit of God's adopted children by which we call out, "Abba! Father!" The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Romans 8:15-16 (GOD’S WORD®)
For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from His love. Death can't, and life can't. The angels won't, and all the powers of hell itself cannot keep God's love away. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, or where we are—high above the sky, or in the deepest ocean—nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when He died for us. Romans 8:37-39 (TLB)
Don't be afraid of your enemies; always be courageous, and this will prove to them that they will lose and that you will win, because it is God who gives you the victory. Philippians 1:28 (GNT)
Have no cares; but in everything with prayer and praise put your requests before God. And the peace of God, which is deeper than all knowledge, will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 (BBE)
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13 (WEB)
God didn't give us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and discipline. Don't be ashamed therefore of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me, His prisoner; but suffer hardship with the Gospel according to the power of God, who saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before times eternal. 2 Timothy 1:7-9 (WEB)
Canadian LakeOur High Priest is able to understand our weaknesses. When He lived on earth, He was tempted in every way that we are, but He did not sin. Let us, then, feel very sure that we can come before God's throne where there is grace. There we can receive mercy and grace to help us when we need it. Hebrews 4:15-16 (NCV™)
To those who were to receive what He promised, God wanted to make it very clear that He would never change His purpose; so He added His vow to the promise. There are these two things, then, that cannot change and about which God cannot lie. So we who have found safety with Him are greatly encouraged to hold firmly to the hope placed before us. We have this hope as an anchor for our lives. It is safe and sure, and goes through the curtain of the heavenly temple into the inner sanctuary. On our behalf Jesus has gone in there before us and has become a High Priest forever. Hebrews 6:17-20 (GNT)
Your lives should be untainted by love for money. Be content with what you have; for God Himself has said, "I will never, never let go your hand: I will never, never forsake you." So that we fearlessly say, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid: what can man do to me?" Hebrews 13:5-6 (WNT)
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8 (WEB)
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears open to their prayer; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil. Now who is he who will harm you, if you become imitators of that which is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. Don't fear what they fear, neither be troubled. 1 Peter 3:12-14 (WEB)
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7 (NRSV)
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us. 1 John 4:18-19 (NKJV)
When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. He laid His right hand on me, and said,
"Don't be afraid! I am the First and the Last, and the Living One. I was dead, but look--I am alive forever and ever, and I hold the keys of death and Hades." Revelation 1:17-18 (HCSB)
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