Bible Verses That Give Us Comfort When the World Gives Fear
Consider These Passages about God’s Provisions for Us
Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared verses with my friends through my email newsletter. These passages can encourage us during challenging times. And readers have responded by sending me their verses that they find especially helpful in the world today.
Here’s the list of these verses.
“In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” (John 16:33, NKJV, from Gabe).
God Renews Our Strength
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31-32, KJV, from Jebesa).
God Gives Wisdom
“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom (Psalm 90:12, NIV, from Brett)
God Provides Refuge
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1, NIV, from Shara).
God Offers Peace
“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, NIV, from Robyn).
God Is with Us
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze (Isaiah 43:2, NIV, from Rachel).
God Has a Plan
“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be (Psalm 139:16, NIV, from Brett).
God Bestows Joy
“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy” (Psalm 94:19, NIV, from Jeri).
God Removes Fear
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7, NKJV). This is the first verse I shared. Then I encouraged others to share their verses.We must focus on what God offers instead of what the world fears. This starts when we read the Bible. Click To Tweet
God Is the Answer to Fear from the World
We must focus on what God offers instead of what the world fears. This starts with studying his Word and continues by listening to his Spirit.
May it be so.
This list of comforting verses is far from complete. Please add your favorite passages in the comments section below.
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality, often with a postmodern slant. He seeks a fresh approach to faith and following God through the lens of scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.