Another problem with this list is that some instances are not God speaking, but somebody else telling somebody not to fear. This can still be encouraging, but there are enough passages in here that make me wonder.
Joseph telling his brothers not to be afraid when he is in fact testing them. Or Jael falsely reassuring Sisera. Or 1 Sam. Or Mal. There are probably lots of Bible verses that somehow indirectly also have a connection to fear, or cast fear in a bad light e. It is probably not perfect, but here is what I found below.
Anyway, I would like to thank you for giving me a tool to study this topic and stimulate my own research. Many blessings. Thank you, Karl! I had similar questions and I appreciate the time you took to do this research and clarify some things. I agree this is a good list to stimulate some studies, but also wish it were not misleading. It sincerely bothers me, greatly, when so many quote verses about do not fear.
Most of them simply say do not fear man or this world. Thank you for another proof that it does not say it times. Fear is one of the most powerful emotions that affect us daily. A gun pointed at your head will cause you to obey the gun holder.
All men are controlled by their fear. Fear of the Lord will guide all your decisions. I have been looking for a list like this forever. I appreciate all the hard you that you put in to make this. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Sign in. Log into your account. Password recovery. Monday, August 24, Forgot your password?
Get help. Believers Portal. I am your shield, your very great reward. Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.
Your God, the God of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks; I received your silver. Am I in the place of God? I will provide for you and your children. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today.
The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning. I will remove wild beasts from the land and the sword will not pass through your country.
Number — Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will devour them. Their protection is gone, but the Lord is with us. Do not be afraid of them. From those five barley loaves, they picked up 12 basket-fulls of left-overs! From 5 loaves and 2 fish, Jesus provided enough for everyone to have their fill, and more—one basket for each disciple! Jesus was showing them what He had been saying, that He is the Son of God. He is God, and does the same things the Father does.
Just as God provided manna for their ancestors in the dessert, Jesus provided for them! The people saw Jesus provide for them, and wanted to make him king right then and there. Jesus encouraged his disciples to leave ahead of him while he dismissed the cowd.
When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them. A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were frightened. They were frightened. The disciples left in the evening, before dark. Matthew and Mark let us know that Jesus was coming to them shortly before dawn i.
So, these men had set out to sail about 3 miles to their destination, but instead spent all night on the sea, rowing. They had already had a busy couple weeks ministering.
Now, they were up all night struggling against a storm. They had to be exhausted! Then, they see Jesus walking on the water! Matthew gives some more detail about this incident that none of the other gospel writers include.
Turn to Matthew It is I. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. Peter was amazing! He went from frightened to stepping out of the boat to walk on water with Jesus! But then he saw the wind and was afraid and began to sink. Fear is a big part of this situation. Before we dig into this, I do want to look at one other passage. This is not the first time that Jesus and the disciples were in a storm on the sea of Galilee.
Please read Matthew with me. Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. Even the winds and the waves obey him! Another situation in which fear was the prominent theme, and how Jesus was working with his disciples in the midst of their fear.
Fear, Worry, Anxiety. We all deal with fear, worry and anxiety. Some of us more than others in different situations. Some of us more than others in general. But we all deal with it.
Fear is a God-given emotion. It is a good thing as intended. When you feel the heat of a hot object, your body instantly pulls back. When you see something falling at you, your heart beats faster, the blood starts carrying the oxygen to your muscles, your body tenses and you are ready to move quickly to get out of the way. Fear can be good. Fear is also good in keeping us from doing wrong. That is the point of law and punishment. Fear keeps us from doing things we should not… sometimes.
However, ever since the first sin, fear has become bigger, and badder than it was supposed to be. I was afraid.
After Adam and Eve sinned, they hid. They hid from the God they had disobeyed, and did not instantly come when He called to them. He was the One who as a God of justice would discipline them, but He is also the only One, as a God of love and compassion, who could restore them. Instead of coming to Him, fear controlled them and they hid. Fear controls and cripples us. Ever since that time, Fear, worry and anxiety have plagued mankind. We all struggle with fear beyond what it was orginally meant to be.
Instead of being an emotion to help us, it has become an emotion that cripples us. Who has not been woken in the middle of the night because something went bump?
What is racing through you mind at that point? What is your heart doing? What are your first thoughts? Who has not had a loved one that did not come home when they were supposed to arrive?
What thoughts do we have? We all struggle with so many fears, worries and anxiety. We worry about what people with think. We worry about injuries. We worry about long-term effects of situations. We worry about paying bills. We worry about getting bills. We worry about getting sick.
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