Ask the Holy Spirit to help you identify any fears that you currently have and bring to mind any possible cause of the fear.
Prayer for overcoming fear
Following is a possible prayer. Feel free to pray as the Holy Spirit leads
Heavenly Father, thank you that you want to deliver me from all my fears. Please help me trust you whenever I am afraid and to talk to you regularly about anything that causes me fear, stress or anxiety and ask for Your help. Please send me people that can model a life of trusting you. Please deliver me from fear and any affects that fear has caused on my body. In the name of Jesus, and by the power of His blood, I cancel all of Satan’s authority over me in this fear. Holy Spirit, please heal me of fear. Please speak your words of truth to me about this fear. Please fill me with Your perfect love because perfect love casts out fear. Please also help me to grow in perfect love for You so I can trust You in the midst of any situation. Please show me any lies of the enemy that would cause me to fear and the truth that will set me free. Thank you Lord that you will give me perfect peace as I trust you. In Jesus name, AMEN!
Memorizing scripture and talking to Jesus helps me overcome fear. You might try reading these verses out loud. Then think about what the verse is saying and talk to Jesus about anything that stands out to you.
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
When I am afraid I will trust in you, In God whose word I praise; in God I trust; I will not be afraid What can mortal man do to me?
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything 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.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind
I sought the Lord and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears
I will fear no evil, for you are with me
Don't be afraid, just believe
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation.
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
Do not fear the reproach of men or be terrified by their insults. For the moth will eat them up like a garment; the worm will devour them like wool. But my righteousness will last forever, my salvation through all generations
Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go
"Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you."
"Where can we go? Our brothers have made our hearts melt in fear. They say, "The people are stronger and taller than we are; the cities are large, with walls up to the sky. We even saw the Anakies there." Then I said to you, "Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them. The LORD your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes, and in the wilderness. There you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place."
Hear, O Israel, today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not be terrified or give way to panic before them for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.
2 Chronicles 20:15b
This is what the Lord says to you: Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's.
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord who finds great delight in his commands....He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is secure, he will have no fear; in the end he will look in triumph on his foes.
I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And find out knowledge and discretion. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate.
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?
Be patient and wait for the Lord to act; don’t be worried about those who prosper or those who succeed in their evil plans. Don’t give in to worry or anger; it only leads to trouble. Those who trust in the Lord will possess the land, but the wicked will be driven out.
Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you
So commit yourself to God completely. Reach out your hands to him for help. Get rid of all of the sin you have. Don’t let anything that is evil stay in your tent. Then you can face others without feeling any shame. You can stand firm without being afraid.
Whoever listens to me (wisdom) will live in safety and be at ease, with out fear of harm
Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
When I said, My foot is slipping, Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, held me up. In the multitude of my [anxious] thoughts within me, Your comforts cheer and delight my soul!
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
My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight. Hold on to good sense and the understanding of what is right. They will be life for you. They will be like a gracious necklace around your neck. Then you will go on your way in safety. You will not trip and fall.24 When you lie down, you won’t be afraid. When you lie down, you will sleep soundly.
Deuteronomy 7:17-19, 21
You’re going to think to yourselves, “Oh! We’re outnumbered ten to one by these nations! We’ll never even make a dent in them!” But I’m telling you, Don’t be afraid. Remember, yes, remember in detail what GOD, your God, did to Pharaoh and all Egypt. Remember the great contests to which you were eyewitnesses: the miracle-signs, the wonders, God’s mighty hand as he stretched out his arm and took you out of there. God, your God, is going to do the same thing to these people you’re now so afraid of. No, do not be afraid of those nations, for the Lord your God is among you, and he is a great and awesome God.
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.
Genesis 15:1 After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.
Exodus 20:20 Moses spoke to the people: "don't be afraid. God has come to test you and instill a deep and reverent awe within you so that you won't sin.
2 Samuel 23:3-4
The God of Israel spoke. The Rock of Israel said to me: ‘The one who rules righteously, who rules in the fear of God, is like the light of morning at sunrise, like a morning without clouds, like the gleaming of the sun on new grass after rain.’
2 Kings 6:15-17 When the servant of the man of God got up early the next morning and went outside, there were troops, horses, and chariots everywhere. “Oh, sir, what will we do now?” the young man cried to Elisha. “Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For there are more on our side than on theirs!” Then Elisha prayed, “O LORD, open his eyes and let him see!” The LORD opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.
After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your people, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.” When our enemies heard that we were aware of their plot and that God had frustrated it, we all returned to the wall, each to our own work.
Our enemies were trying to frighten us and to keep us from our work. But I asked God to give me strength.
How great is the goodness you have stored up for those who fear you. You lavish it on those who come to you for protection, blessing them before the watching world.
God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.
If you worry about the weather and don’t plant seeds, you won’t harvest a crop.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
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.
May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.
Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
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