This world is so scary sometimes. I had to stop watching the news because it was so depressing. Fear is something we battle our whole lives. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man, woman, or child. It hits us all and we find ourselves scrambling for cover.
God knew we were going to be running around freaking out a good majority of our lives. He tells us what to do instead. He has provided a way to walk this life with peace of mind and calmness in our hearts.
When we get triggered it’s difficult to see these promises through the fog of panic. That’s why committing these verses to memory helps. That way, they are there when you need a solid place to stand until that wave of fear flattens out.
1. “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” —Isaiah 41:10
2. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.” —Psalm 46:1