Joshua 1:9 (ESV)
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
There are around 774,746 words in the Bible. It is said that the
Bible says not to fear 365 times, one for every day of the week. This may be true depending on which translation of the Bible you’re reading.
In the average Bible, phrases like “Don’t be afraid, do not fear, be not afraid and fear not” found 119 times! That’s a bit less than 365, but how many times does God need to say “Do not fear” for it to be true? ONCE!
Even if it was only mentioned once in the Bible, it’s true and God means it! Faith in God defeats fear! We weren’t made to be full of fear, we were made to be full of faith.
Dear Lord, Your word tells us, not to be afraid. We have faith in You and believe Your word that we don’t need to fear because You are with us. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.