Do Not Fear

Our world is upside down being controlled by fear. Fear of sickness, fear of financial loss, fear of storms, fear to live life as they knew it. People fear that the world is coming to an end and they won’t be ready. Frankly we are simply overwhelmed with fear and if we are not careful one can slip into the realms of fear as well. It is time to call out to Jesus, take hold of the promises and claim them as our own.

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 NLT

“Yes, you came when I called; you told me, Do not fear.” Lamentations 3:57 NLT

“…God is Love…” (1 John 4:1) and if God is love you can say God casts out fear

“…because perfect love casts out fear…” (1 John 4:8 NLT)

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27 NLT

“…This is what the LORD says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s” 2 Chronicles 20:15 NLT

“Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:8 NLT

“…. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NLT

“So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 NLT

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NLT

“The righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD comes to the rescue each time.” Psalm 34:19 NLT

“Praise the Lord; praise God our savior! For each day He carries us in His arms.” Psalm 68:19 NLT

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 NLT

“The Lord hears His people when they call to Him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:17 & 18

“I, even I, am He that comforts you..” Isaiah 51:12 UKJV

“I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me.” Psalm 16:8 NLT

“… I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” Matthew 28:20 KJV

“I prayed to the Lord, and He answered me, freeing me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4 NLT

Higher Ground
by Johnson Oatman, Jr. 1898

(Verse 2)

My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where these abound,
My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.

(Refrain)

Lord, lift me up, and let me stand
By faith on Canaan’s tableland;
A higher plane than I have found,
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground

(Verse 4)

I want to live above the world,
Though Satan’s darts at me are hurled;
For faith has caught the joyful sound,
The song of saints on higher ground.

(Verse5)

I want to scale the utmost height
And catch a gleam of glory bright;
But still I’ll pray till heav’n I’ve found,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”

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7 thoughts on “Do Not Fear”

  1. Hi Shawna, thank you for your email, and the beautiful picture u painted, it is very beautiful. Yes, we are in a scary time but GOD is still on the throne and He remembers His own. There is one scripture that has been speaking to me for a long time…Psalm 46: 10 Be still and know that I am God….He there for us if we will be still and consider Him.
    Much love
    Norma ⚘⚘⚘

  2. I love your beautiful artwork with scripture! You never can go wrong with the Word of God! Thank you for blessing us with your encouraging words and paintings! God bless you richly Shawna!

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