We have no reason to fear because we know the Lord is with us always! However, even if we have no reason to be afraid, we still experience fear at difficult moments in our lives. These Christian quotes on overcoming fear are powerful reminders that the Lord is in charge of our lives and that we have no reason to be afraid.
If you’re interested in reading more about overcoming fear, have a look at The Opposite of Fear: Resting in the Character of God, which breaks down the Biblical response to fear.
It would be a very sharp and trying experience to me to think that I have an affliction which God never sent me, that the bitter cup was never filled by his hand, that my trials were never measured out by him, nor sent to me by his arrangement of their weight and quantity.
Charles Spurgeon, “Woe and Weal,” The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Sermons
If the Lord be with us, we have no cause of fear. His eye is upon us, His arm over us, His ear open to our prayer – His grace sufficient, His promise unchangeable. Under his protection, though the path of duty should lie through fire and water, we may cheerfully and confidently pursue it.
John Newton, The Works of the Rev. John Newton (Letters to the Reverend Mr. R-)
There is no attribute more comforting to His children than that of God’s sovereignty. Under the most adverse circumstances, in the most severe trials, they believe that Sovereignty has ordained their afflictions, that Sovereignty overrules them, and that Sovereignty will sanctify them.
Charles Spurgeon, “Divine Sovereignty”
When God seems to turn a deaf ear to your cries; when he seems to frown upon you; when he shows mercy to others, your equals, or those who are worse, and who have been seeking a less time than you;—be still. Consider who he is that disposes and orders these things. You shall consider it; you shall know it: he will make all men to know that he is God. You shall either know it for your good here, by submission, or to your cost hereafter.
JONATHAN EDWARDS, “The Sole Consideration, That God is God, Sufficient to Still All Objections to His Sovereignty”
Christ liveth in me. And how great the difference-instead of bondage, liberty; instead of failure, quiet victories within; instead of fear and weakness, a restful sense of sufficiency in Another.
Hudson Taylor, The Spiritual Secret
Love casts out fear, for when we know we are loved, we are not afraid. Whoever has God’s perfect love, fear is gone out of the universe for him.
A. W. Tozer, Tozer on the Almighty God: A 365 Day Devotional
Deep in unsearchable mines
Of never failing skill
He treasures up His bright designs
And works His sovereign will
Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take
The clouds you so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings, in blessings
In blessings on your head
William Cowper, excerpt from “God Moves in a Mysterious Way”
There is no attribute more comforting to His children than that of God’s sovereignty. Under the most adverse circumstances, in the most severe trials, they believe that Sovereignty has ordained their afflictions, that Sovereignty overrules them, and that Sovereignty will sanctify them…I am persuaded that the Sovereignty of God must be held by us if we would be in a healthy state of mind.
CHARLES SPURGEON, “DIVINE SOVEREIGNTY”
Art Thou not mine, my living Lord?
And can my hope, my comfort die,
Fixed on Thy everlasting Word,
That Word which built the earth and sky?
If my immortal Savior lives,
Then my immortal life is sure;
His Word a firm foundation gives:
Here let me build, and rest secure.
ANNE STEELE, Excerpt from“WHEN SINS AND FEARS PREVAILING RISE”
We fear men so much, because we fear God so little. One fear cures another. When man’s terror scares you, turn your thoughts to the wrath of God.
William Gurnall, The Christian in Complete Armour
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