We all need an infusion of courage from time to time. Or, in my case, basically on a daily basis. Fortunately for those who earnestly seek to know God and live a life worthy of his call, we have a wonderful Book full of reasons why we should not fear.
The Bible contains about 365 verses that tell us not to be afraid. Usually when God repeats Himself, it means we need to pay attention. He doesn’t speak these words for His own encouragement, but for ours.
He wants us to know how courageous we can be, if we just believe.
This week, I’m taking a small break from the Dream Chaser Stories series featuring personal stories of my fellow women dream chasers (such as Jess and Shannon and Rachel). I do so in order to share my 12 favorite Bible verses for when I need courage.
“Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you.”
“…Stand firm. Let nothing move you.”
“The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
“For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”
“Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”
“Jesus told him, ‘Don’t be afraid; just believe.’”
“They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD.”
“So we say with confidence, ‘The LORD is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can Man do to me?’”
“Finally, be strong in the LORD and in His mighty power.”
“You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf,…”
“Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.”
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”