God gives the command, “do not fear,” over a hundred times in the Bible. There are another hundred commands given that are synonymous with “do not fear,” such as “be strong,” “do not tremble,” “do not be dismayed,” and “be courageous.” If a command is given that many times it must be important to God, and He must really want us to be strong and unintimidated by life.
Our courage and confidence while living life in scary times is probably the greatest indicator of our faith in God that there is. We believe that He exists, we believe that He is infinitely powerful, we believe that He is all-wise and knows precisely what He is doing all the time, we believe that He loves us with great love and will only do what is best for us. If we believe all that we will have no fear of anything.
Positive self-talk affirming what we believe over and over is a key to growing our faith.
Romans 4:20-21 yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform.
Genesis 26:24 The Lord appeared to him the same night and said,
“I am the God of your father Abraham; Do not fear, for I am with you.
Exodus 14:13 But Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today;
Deuteronomy 1:21 the God of your fathers, has spoken to you. Do not fear or be dismayed.’
Deuteronomy 3:22 Do not fear them, for the Lord your God is the one fighting for you.’
Deuteronomy 31:8 The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
Joshua 8:1 Now the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not fear or be dismayed.
Joshua 10:25 Do not fear or be dismayed! Be strong and courageous,
1 Chronicles 28:20 Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you