I didn’t sleep much last night. I’m in a season of struggling with fear and I spent a good portion of the night trying to fight it off.
Fear can easily take over, especially at night time. Thoughts that I can throw to the wayside during the day become much harder to ignore at night.
After struggling to get my mind to rest, I finally took a Benadryl to help me sleep.
The truth is, although it helped, medicine wasn’t what I really needed. Because I’ve given my life to Jesus, he will never leave me or forsake me. I can trust him and the promises he’s given me from the Bible in order to successfully battle off fear.
I have and will face hard things but he will always be with me. He is my rock-solid foundation that will never change.
Lesson learned: Jesus is better than Benadryl.
Verses To Battle Fear
(a free printable version is available at the end)
“whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.” Proverbs 1:33
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1
“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8
“I sought the Lord and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears” Psalm 34:4
“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor Him.” Psalm 91: 14-15 (this whole Psalm is a good defense against fear)
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27
“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.” 1 John 4:18
“The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.” Psalm 34:7
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.” Psalm 27: 1,5
“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39
(All scripture is from the ESV Bible.)
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How can I pray for you?
If you’re battling fear just like me, I’d love to help. Leave me a comment below and let me know what I can be praying about for you.