The most widely spread book, but the most under used, The Bible.
The phrase ‘Do not be afraid is written 365 times in The Bible, one for everyday of the year.
Fear is a dreadful thing, in can stop a person from being the person they were created to be.
‘Do not afraid’, because our creator God loves us dearly. Even though we may think we have done some awful things, His forgiveness is always available to us. John 3 verse 16: Tells of His great love for any ‘whosoever’, and by acceptance of His love, through our repentance, we are changed from a ‘whosoever’ into a member of His Kingdom, where Our Lord and Our Friend is King.
That when His Word, becomes ‘Living Word to us, “Do not be afraid”.
We may be deeply troubled by some circumstances around our lives, remember we have been changed from a ‘whosoever’ into His Kingdom People. Hebrews 4 verse 16: tells us, as Kingdom People, there is something we can do.
“Therefore let us approach the Throne of Grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find to help us at he proper time”.
Some translation use, “at the time of need’. Certainly being afraid is a time of need.
365 scripture about, ‘Do not be afraid”
But let us look at more scriptures on His assurances to us.
Proverbs 18 verse 10: “The Name of The Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are protected.
Isaiah 54 verse 17: “No weapon formed against you will succeed, and you will refute any accusation raised against you in court. This is the heritage of The Lord’s servants, and Their righteousness is from Me”.
Jeremiah 20 verse 11: ‘The Lord is with me like a violent warrior”.
Isaiah 49 verse 2: “He made my words like a sharp sword; He hid me in the shadow of His Hand, He made me like a sharpened arrow; He his me in His quiver”.
‘Do not be afraid’, for His Assurance are true. If we do feel afraid, maybe we should come before The Throne of Grace, afresh.