65+ Bible Verses that will Help You Conquer Fear

65+ Bible Verses that will Help You Conquer Fear

(Inside: Conquer fear with these Bible verses. Overcome fear with these 65+ scripture verses that will help heal your anxious heart from all different angles.)


I couldn’t find my 4-year-old.

Except we weren’t in a public place, we were at home. Not in his room, not in the basement…I tore through the house…the bathrooms were empty…  

Fear overcame me… Where. Is. My. Child.


Not in the backyard, not in the side yard… Finally, I looked across the street and saw a smiley 4-year-old running around with our neighbor kid. In that moment, I was grateful for fear –  fear nudged me to find my son before he’d wandered three streets over… (And all the boy moms said, “amen.”)

But that same fear that keeps me safe can also hurt. I can fear what others think about me, that my cold might be bone cancer, and that when we drive two miles to the grocery store, we’ll die in a car crash. Irrational fears can take hold of my brain so tightly it squeezes any healthy perspective out. Fear can take my worry to full-fledged anxiety in 3.5 seconds.


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Bible Verses to Help Conquer Fear

However, a simple coping mechanism helps…

I don’t try and solve all my problems or analyze why I have this fear in the first place. My only goal is to get back to calm. Get back to seeing straight. So, I take a deep breath and try to relax my body. (Maybe repeat with my eyes closed.) Then, I  remind myself that I have a Big God whom I choose to trust. A Big God whose proven over and over in my life that he forms “good out of bad.” I tell my brain:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding…” Proverbs 3:5

Because, friends, often I don’t know what else to do. Sometimes in my search to solve my irrational-fear-issue (and I’ve made huge progress), I look for BIG THINGS to do. (The bigger the better!) Yet, if truth be told, this small timeless practice can calm my nerves enough that I can find my next right step. (Even if that next right step is to pass the ball and ask someone for help.)

So, I have a list of bible verses to help conquer fear.  Because fear comes in all shapes in sizes, the verses are grouped to come after your fear from different angles. I hope, in those dark moments, you can also find a verse that will give you light. 


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Bible Verses about Fear That Provide Comfort

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.” Psalm 23:4

“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

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

“I, even I, am he who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mere mortals, human beings who are but grass.” Isaiah 51:12

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Conquer Fear – Know the Greatness of God

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.” Proverbes 29:25

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

“When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: ‘Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.'” Revelation 1:17

“‘To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?’ says the Holy One. Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing…. Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.” Isaiah 40:25-26, 28

“God said to Moses, ‘I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’’” Exodus 3:14


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Fight Fear – God’s called you to be Courageous

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

“David also said to Solomon his son, ‘Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished.'” 1 Chronicles 28:20

“Immediately he spoke to them and said, ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.'” Mark 6:50

“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.” Deuteronomy 31:6


Overcome Fear with Bible Affirmation Statements

“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 27:1

“The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Psalm 118:6

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Psalm 56:3

“Jesus told him, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe.'” Mark 5:36

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” Ephesians 6:10

Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.” Psalm 27:3

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” 1 Corinthians 16:13

God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.” Psalm 46:5


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Do Not Fear – Know God Loves You

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31

“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.'” Romans 8:15

As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.” Psalm 103:13

 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.” 1 Peter 3:14

 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

“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


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Conquer Fear – Know God is Your Protector

The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalm 18:2

“Say to those with fearful hearts, Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.’” Isaiah 35:4

But now, this is what the Lord says—he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: ‘Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.'” Isaiah 43:1

“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.” I John 4:18

“But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” 2 Thessalonians 3:3


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Bible Verses on Fear – God Will Help

“You who fear him, trust in the LORD— he is their help and shield.” Psalm 115:11

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

I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4

I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” Psalm 40:1-3

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.” Psalm 34:18-19

So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?'” Hebrews 13:6


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Do not Fear – God will Never Leave You

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’ So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?’” Hebrews 13:5-6

“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” Jeremiah 29:11

“No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Joshua 1:5

“… being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Phillipians 1:6


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Fear Scripture Verses – God is in Control

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

 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.” Romans 8:28

 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34

“But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. ‘Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.'” 1 Peter 3:14

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32

““I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33


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Do Not Fear – God Empowers Us

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

“You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.” 2 Chronicles 20:17

“Be strong, and let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. The Lord will do what is good in his sight.” 2 Samuel 10:12

“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4

“The Lord our God be with us, as he was with our fathers.” 1 Kings 8:57


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Calm Your Fears – God is FOR YOU

How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you.” Psalm 31:19

The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”  Psalm 121:7-8

Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.” Psalm 37:5

“The LORD is good to those who depend on him to those who search for him.” Lamentations 3:25

““No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9


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Conquer Fear – Choose Hope Instead

Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24

“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.'” Mark 10:27

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentatitons 3:22-23

What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9

but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31


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Stop Fearing Hard Times – Trust that God Will Transform You in Amazing Ways During Difficult Seasons

Side note – This fact I love and hate: amazing, transformation happens through difficult times. The hard points us to what actually matters and how to find true joy. Bad things will happen – so let’s stop fearing them. Instead, let’s know that when we walk through tough times, God will draw us close and work in divine ways that will leave us in awe. 

Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance.” Romans 5:3

“‘My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,’ says the LORD. ‘And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.'” Isaiah 55:8


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