5 Scripture Verses for Scary Times

Glanced at the headlines recently? Of course you have.  We all have. 

And let’s face it, many, many current events aren’t exactly cause for celebration. Unsettling issues are unfolding. Are these things cause for concern? Yes. Points of prayer? Definitely yes. 

A source of fear? Well now, that’s a strong possibility, isn’t it?

Scripture is supernaturally stabilizing.

If you’re feeling shaken, unsettled, or just plain frightened by national or worldwide events, or even circumstances happening in your own home, family, or life, take courage. You are not alone. God is with you. And His Word is a very real source of comfort, encouragement, and truth during unsettling times.

Here are 5 verses to help when you are fighting fear. Write them down, stick them on a mirror, your fridge, or the lamp on your nightstand. The very moment you begin to fear, breathe them in and allow them to fill your heart with His supernatural peace. 

Even when things look bleak, we don’t have to afraid, because the Lord gives us the priceless gift of peace of mind, and heart-peace:

1. 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)

The good news is we don’t have to fear because God is always with us.

2. This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9)

When bad news absorbs our focus, we lose our peace. Our focus can change everything!

3. You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! (Isaiah 26:3)

We may not feel like overcomers, but the good news is, Jesus has already overcome for us. 
When we allow this truth to infuse our hearts, our courage rises.

4. I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)

Whatever trouble we face, we don’t have to fear because God is with us. He is our strength.

5. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear (Psalm 46:1)

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