On Fear

If you’re anything like me, you’re facing a lot of fears these days. You have all of these “lines” in your head of things you’re afraid of happening. The next type of treatment. The next year of life. The next miscarriage. The next time you face that rude person. You can name your own.

I found this great article on fear that I want to share. It was not written by or for me. I’m going to post the first portion here, then you can follow the link at the bottom to finish it.

Bible Verses About Fear: 22 Scriptures To Study

by PAMELA ROSE WILLIAMS at http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/

In the Old Testament of the Bible fear is translated from ten Hebrew nouns and eight verbs.  The New Testament uses four Greek words. Generally when we think of fear we might equate it to anxiety, dismay, despair, horror, and worry. Fear is that feeling in the pit of our stomach which can be little, such as “butterflies” or it could be great terror, such that prevents us from interacting with others and sometimes even keeps us shut up inside of our house. The Bible calls this kind of fear “the spirit of fear”.

Did you know that the Bible actually talks of two different kinds of fear? While “the spirit of fear” may be harmful to us; “the fear of God” is nothing but beneficial.  This type of fear is best explained by the word reverence. Next time you are fearful, remember that it could be a good thing! Choose the fear of the Lord. Here are some Bible verses about fear for you to study.

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever!

Spirit of Fear

Genesis 3:8-10 And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”  And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.”

 

Proverbs 12:25 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

Matthew 28:4 And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men.

Luke 2:8-9 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.

Romans 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”

2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

1 John 4:18 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.

 Revelation 11:11 But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood up on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.

Read the rest (including more scripture, biblical types of fear, and Christian quotes): http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/bible-verses-about-fear-22-scriptures-to-study/#ixzz2iSQR3KL1

Advertisements

One thought on “On Fear

  1. Fear really is the worst part about infertility, because we tend to fear things we do not fully understand–treatments, conditions, a future we didn’t count on. Thank you for sharing these verses!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s