Another obstacle Christians are having for not being able to receive the blessings of God is fear. According to studies, ”fear not” is repeated in about 365 times throughout the bible, meaning in everyday that come and go, there is always something that will make us to be afraid which we should not allow to terrify us.
Fear will not make your faith to increase. Now faith is the substance or assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen – Hebrews 11 : 1. When you are afraid, your faith cannot grow, all hope will be lost, there will be no evidence of anything. Fear will deprive you from moving forward in anything you set to do. It is not real, it is false.
Below are some bible verses to encourage you not to allow fear to overcome you:
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them, for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you – Deuteronomy 31 : 6.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage, do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go – Joshua 1 : 9.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind – 2 Timothy 1 : 9.
Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God, I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand – Isaiah 41 : 10.
For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, fear not, I will help you – Isaiah 41 : 13.
Fear not, you worm Jacob. You men of Israel. I will help you, says the Lord and your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel – Isaiah 41 : 14.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For You are with me, Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me – Psalm 23 : 4.
The Lord is on my side, I will not fear. What can man do to me? – Psalm 118 : 6.
But now, thus says the Lord, who created you O Jacob and He formed you, O Israel. Fear not, for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name, you are Mine – Isaiah 43 : 1.
Fear not, for I am with you, I will bring your descendants from the east and gather you from the west – Isaiah 43 : 5.
You drew near on the day I called you and said, do not fear – Lamentations 3 : 57.
Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed and hidden that will not be known – Matthew 10 : 26.
Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell – Matthew 10 : 28.