Faith vs Worry and Fear


As a former member of the extreme worriers club, I am thankful that I finally get that there is a better way. If every single aspect of my life is under God’s control, why should I worry? And what about fear?

Does worrying add or change anything? A resounding NO!!! And if I am confident that God is watching over me and has my best interests at heart, why should I be afraid?

Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

—Luke 12:24-26

The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?
When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.
Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me,
In spite of this I shall be confident.

—Psalm 27:1-3

From my distress I called upon the Lord; The Lord answered me and set me in a large place.
The Lord is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me?

—Psalm 118:5-6

When you lie down, you will not be afraid; When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
Do not be afraid of sudden fear Nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes;
For the Lord will be your confidence And will keep your foot from being caught.

—Proverbs 3:24-26


8 thoughts on “Faith vs Worry and Fear

  1. I’ve quoted it before, but I like it . . .

    Fear is faith in satan:
    Faith is fearing God.
    Ever see it that way?
    It does look rather odd.

    Fear says “God may fail me”
    Faith knows He keeps His Word.
    Hitherto the Lord has helped me:
    Doubting now would be absurd!

    Dismiss your doubts and feelings,
    “Stand still” and see it through.
    The God who fed Elijah
    Will do the same for you.


  2. I’m teaching through 2 Timothy right now, so of course a verse that rings in my ears is 2 Tim 1:7 –
    For we have not been given a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and a sound mind.
    Great verses for the arsenal, Anna. Thank you!


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