Confused and Fearful

“The Lord calls you to keep your eyes on Him throughout life’s journey. He has promised to provide all that you need, including strength, wisdom, and guidance. But God’s enemy and yours-Satan himself-will whisper in your ear to stir up fear instead of faith. Fear can shift your focus from God to self. Fear can draw you inward, distance you from the Lord, and deafen you to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Your heart and mind then become Satan’s playground, and he causes you to doubt your relationship with your heavenly Father. God’s truth, set forth in His Word, shines its bright light on the enemy’s lies. Open its pages and let God’s perfect love-evident from Genesis through Revelation- cast out all your fear.”

– Jack Countryman

Scriptures for Prayers

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.”

– Proverbs 3:5

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.”

– Psalm 143:8

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.

– Psalm 56:3

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.”

– 1 John 4:1

17… the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

– James 3:17

“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”

-1 Corinthians 14:33

“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”

– 2 Corinthians 10:5

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

– 2 Timothy 1:7

“You are my hiding place;
you will protect me from trouble
and surround me with songs of deliverance. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”

– Psalm 32:7-8

18 Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you;
And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; Blessed are all those who wait for Him. 21 Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left.

– Isaiah 30:18, 21

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

– James 1:2-5

6 Seek the Lord while He may be found,
Call upon Him while He is near. 8 “…My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. 9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts

-Isaiah 55:6, 8-9

6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

– 1 Peter 5:6-7

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

– John 14:27

Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

– Isaiah 41:10

The Lord is good,
A stronghold in the day of trouble;
And He knows those who trust in Him.

– Nahum 1:7