Do Not Be Afraid: Spread the Message

Unexpected Joy The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” Luke 2:10–11 The shepherds weren’t expecting a message from God. They were going about their normal …

Fight Fear: Expect Fulfillment of Prophecy

For No Word from God Will Ever Fail [The angel Gabriel] said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give …

Fight Fear: Trust God’s Timing

God Is Listening When Zechariah saw [the angel], he was startled and was gripped with fear. But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.” Luke 1:13 Christians worldwide have been praying that God will be merciful and …

Fight Fear: Trust God’s Plan

Joseph’s Legal Role An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. Matthew 1:20 We don’t know when Mary told Joseph she was pregnant, but we know his reaction: he …

Fight Fear: Be Thankful

A Satisfying Thanksgiving Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6–7 Your Thanksgiving dinner table probably looks different this year. The pandemic restrictions in many states prohibit …

Fight Fear: Heed the Warning

Whoever Has Ears, Listen Carefully Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown. Revelation 2:10 The …

Fight Fear: Rely on God’s Sovereignty

Three Inspiring Truths When I [John] saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said, “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys …

Respect Governing Authorities

Established by God Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established…Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. …

Fight Fear: Value Each Day

God’s Not Finished with You [The angel said,] “Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar, and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.” Acts 27:24 One stanza of the classic hymn “Amazing Grace” starts this way: “Through many dangers, toils, and snares I have already come.” The man who wrote …

Speak and Don’t Keep Silent

Many Need to Hear the Word of God Now the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent; for I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you; for I have many people in this city.” And he continued there a year and …