4 Scriptures to Cast Out Fear

Is fear bullying you? Many people don’t know that the Bible is prescriptive for fear and other negative emotions.

Think about this – when people are sick, they seek a doctor because they believe the medication he or she prescribes will make them well.

The enemy uses fear to bully Christians. Stop the bullying through the truth in God's word.

The enemy uses fear to bully Christians. Stop the bullying through the truth in God’s word.

We should have even more confidence in the Holy Scriptures, the Bible.

God’s word is his written prescription for His children to not only be well but to do well in Him.

The main benefit of obedience to His word is that we come to know His character better day by day.

One of the main areas in which God’s children need His prescription is in the area of fear.

The enemy uses fear to bully many of God’s children. Spiritually, I see him as standing in the way of God’s blessings for us.

The enemy says (metaphorically speaking), “If you want to get to God’s blessings, you’ve got to get past me!”

Fear may mask itself as anxiety, worry, apprehension, or concern but these are still fear-based emotions.

The cause of fear is found in its definition:

An emotion experienced in anticipation of pain or danger

The operative word here is anticipation. The enemy tries to get you to imagine the worst possible outcome so that you become fearful.

However, God’s word gives us prescriptions to stop fear at the source. My go-to prescription when fear tries to come upon me is 1 John 4:18:

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.”

God does not want His children to live in torment, victims of the enemy’s bullying. Jesus came to set us free and destroy the works of the enemy through the power of His word!

God is our source of perfect love.  1 John 4:8 tells us:

He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”

Here are 3 additional scriptures (prescriptions) about God to memorize and meditate upon when you are afraid:

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).’

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go (Joshua 1:9).”

And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed (Deuteronomy 31:8).”

In all these scriptures, the Lord assures His children “I am with you.” That is a statement that you need to lay upon your heart when fear tries to seize it. You are never alone; the Lord is with you.

In addition, the Lord tells His people not to be dismayed. The word origin of dismay means “not to be able.”

When you are fearful and/or dismayed, that means you are meditating upon thoughts of “I am not able.”

However, during those times, you need to remind yourself that the Lord is with you – and He is able.

Here is one of thing you need to decide upon to cast out fear: Refuse to anticipate pain and danger in your imagination. 2 Corinthians 10:5 advises:

casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,”

According to this scripture, you can take the self-defeating thoughts the enemy has planted in your mind captive. You don’t let them run rampant in your mind, destroying everything!

Instead, you take fearful thoughts prisoner by focusing on what you know about God through His word. God’s word says:

  • The Lord has already been where you are going! He is omnipresent, which means He can go before you and be with you at the same time.
  • The Lord is there to strengthen you.
  • The Lord is there to give you wisdom when you don’t know what to do. He only asks that you ask Him for wisdom (see James 1:5).

When you meditate upon and believe God’s truth, is there any reason to be anxious about anything?

I recommend you meditate upon these scriptures throughout your day. They will be like your fire drill so that when fear tries to bully you again, you are ready to combat it.

According to Romans 8:37, we don’t fight for victory but from victory:

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”

Be blessed in health, healing, and wholeness,

Kimberly Taylor

Creator of the Take Back Your Temple program

P.S. The Bible gives us a prescription for change in Romans 12:2:

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

It would be nice if our mind was renewed automatically when we accept Jesus as a Savior. But it is not. We must take the initiative to cast out old, self-defeating thoughts and replace them with thoughts that are consistent with God’s word.

Only then can we experience new life in Christ.

In the Take Back Your Temple program, you’ll receive several resources that help you renew your mind to God’s thoughts about health and wellness. If you are ready to experience God’s best in this area, I urge you to join us in this unique program today!

  • Irene says:

    Thanks Kimberly for such a powerful word. For too long I have allowed the enemy to run over me with fear worry and doubt but I will meditate upon the word of God that I no longer have to walk in fear and I just thank you for your obedience or how you always give a good word God bless you

  • Jan says:

    Thanks Kimberly, you posts
    are so helpful . Blessings to you and yours.

    • Blessings to you as well, Jan – God is good!

    • Trina says:

      YES! Sometimes, I have to be reminded whose got it. I am not coming from a position of weakness because the Word says, “We are more than Conquerers in Christ –Him who loves us.
      Ive just been making ” You are Fearfully and Wonderfully made my personal mantra!!!

  • Kara says:

    Thank you – the Lord is using your posts and His Word to speak to me and change me with the Truth. May you draw nearer to Him with each day that passes. Blessings from a sister in Christ.

  • Charlene says:

    I save ll your messages for when I have “time” to read and catch up. I m always behind but this one about fear is right on time. I read it on the spot and I will use your suggested scripture to become stronger and equipped to deal with fear. Thank you!

  • Kathy McRay says:

    Thanks Kimberly, such a timely word.

  • Kanyinsola says:

    Thanks a million, Kimberly, for sharing this post on prescription for fear. Blessings on you and all yours in Jesus Name.

  • Amy says:

    Such a blessed message. Really needed this reminder. Thank you for letting God use you!

  • serenity says:

    Thank you! I noticed that all but one of your verses were from the Old Testament. I love them and receive them! I also realize that the Spirit that raised Christ from the dead now lives IN me! He makes us bold when we remember that He is there and that He is POWERFUL to cast down strongholds of imagination and wrong thoughts. Just dwelling on who God is, what He has done, what He can AND will do-all His promises are yes and amen!-will chase fear far from us! It might even allow us to shout a little for victory that we have in Christ and to laugh at the devil who is hightailing it out of our thoughts! Thank you for your posts. I read every one! I am a Pastor’s wife and I often share them with the ladies in my congregation as well. They are such an encouragement.

  • irene says:

    So grateful for this timely advice just gone through a horrific night that I felt the enemy telling me what an praying for won’t come to happen n he showed me an image that I felt a lot of worry n anxiety thank u for this word indeed perfect love casts out fear.

  • Micere says:

    Thank you. AMEN and AMEN!!

    May the Lord Jesus, continue to bless your ministry, for it sure is changing me.

  • Fragrance says:

    Thanks Kimberly for such a powerful reminder, and thanks for allowing God to use you. Your posts are very helpful… I’m going to write every one of these verses on cards and memorize them every morning. With love from Kenya!!!

  • Tracey says:

    I’m going through a lot of things in my life right now and I’m thankful for your timely message. God bless you.

  • Kathy says:

    Thank you Kimberly for the truth of these words. I needed to hear it. I’ve been reading Joyce Meyer’s book, “Battlefield of the Mind” and this post goes right along with what I’ve been reading. I’m working on changing my thought patterns and asking God to help me think more positively and to not allow fear to grip my thoughts.

  • Josie florez says:

    Kimberly,

    I am praying for you. I want your website to increase and to prosper even more than it is now. You speak Truth, and it has helped me as well.

    Continue God’s great work and he forever blessed.

  • susan says:

    Thank you. got the message when i needed it the most . Praise be to the Lord.

  • Laurette says:

    But what does it mean to be “made perfect in love.” What IS love?

  • Faith Simone says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I’m so glad I clicked on your email for this post. I really needed this today. I’m stepping out on faith into self employment and have been so consumed with worry and self doubt regarding it. I will be strengthening my mind and spirit man with these scriptures. May God continue to bless you!

  • Sophia King says:

    Your posts are always such a timely word from the Lord.

  • Mike Taylor says:

    Hi Kimberly,

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    First of all you must understand if you believe that:

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    2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)
    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

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    Now “IF” you truly believe that, then you know when “FEAR” come upon you it is from the enemy.
    Now that you know it is from the enemy, you now have a choice and a decision to make.
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    Choice: Will you allow God or the enemy to motivate you?
    Decision: Believe God for his Word and cast the fear out of you mind and heart based on the scripture that reads:
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    Isaiah 54:17 (NKJV)
    “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me, Says the LORD.”

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    The Bible also reads:
    Mark 10:18(NLT) “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked. “Only God is truly good.
    James 1:17(NLT) “Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.
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    ARMED with these four scriptures have just equipped you with “EVERYTHING” you need to combat the “Negative Emotions” which we now know comes directly from the enemy and NOT God or even from YOU, YOURSELF or KIMBERLY the daughter of God!
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    A “choice” is a thought. A “decision” is an action.
    So you must decide to take your thoughts and emotions captive because you can as you have the power and authority to do so according to:
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    2 Corinthians 10:5 (NKJV)
    “Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”
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    Allow me to share with you how I take control over my negative thoughts and emotions.
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    First I recognize that ALL my negative thoughts (EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM COMES FROM THE ENEMY! – every last one!!!) It’s not until I dwell on them for an extended amount of time (seconds not minutes) and/or speak those thoughts aloud that I make them my own and become the owner of the thoughts and emotions.
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    You must understand that the enemy will never talk to you in the “Second Person” but ALWAYS in the “FORM OF THE FIRST PERSON”. He wants you to believe it is you who is doing the thinking but it’s not and again until you speak what’s on your mind it is NOT you. If you should speak it aloud, then you own it and it becomes YOU! If you dwell on it for a certain amount of time, you own it and it becomes you.
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    Example: If a person is really bugging you to no end, the enemy won’t say to you “If she say one more thing to YOU, you should curse her out”. But rather he will say in your mind “If she say one more thing to “ME”, “I’m” going to curse her out!”
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    When I have thoughts like that, I immediately rebuke/renounce that in the name of Jesus and command the enemy to get away from me as he has no place in my mind or heart and then I begin to think on Good things as they relate to God and my surroundings.
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    (FOR ME ONLY) If after 10 seconds or more of thinking and entertaining that thought, I shake myself, cast that thought(s) out of my mind, change my emotion because emotions are also a choice and then I immediately ask God to forgive me for thinking that way and relishing in it. I will also ask God to help me to cast out the enemy taunts immediately from my mind going forward.

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    To sum it up:
    Your negative thoughts and emotions are initiated from the enemy and you have the power and authority to immediately do something about it; it’s your choice and your decision!
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    [Smiles] To God Be The Glory!!!

  • Debra says:

    All I can say is Wow! that is why people say the battle is in the mind! satan is trying to get us to agree with him as he did Eve. but if we stop his thoughts, ie take them captive, and kick them out, we can fill our minds with God’s truths! For so long I have wondered how to take thoughts captive, now I get it. Thank you to you both, God is doing such a ministry in my heart through you. Can’t wait to sweep a few thoughts out into the trash, next time they try to take up residence.

  • gudissa says:

    we human being are always living with fear in different corner but our fear are different for other example Abraham fear the abesence of son his age goes without children but he has aman of GOD ,my quotation how set free without any fear i need your reply?

    • Because the scriptures I’ve given you in the article are based on a belief in Jesus Christ as your Savior, that’s the first step to cast out fear. To learn more about having a relationship with God through Jesus Christ, go to this website: https://www.everystudent.com/features/gettingconnected.html

      With a relationship with Jesus, you have the right to go to God in prayer using the prayer I mentioned in the article: “Lord, perfect me in your love.” As you learn to believe God’s love for you, you are able to love other people more. When you are occupied with loving people, then you have less fear of them. If you are fearful of a situation, you need to believe God’s word that He never leaves you nor forsakes you. With God on your side, you have no need to fear.

  • Bertie Johnson says:

    Kimberly
    Thank you for all your sharing, not just “say no” but depending on God and His Word –not by power or might but by His Spirit.
    May God keep on blessing you and your ministry.
    Lots of love and prayers

  • Angela H. says:

    Thank you Kimberly for these words of encouragement. I’ve been driving my life out of control by allowing fear to chase me. As I was reading, I begin to pinpoint areas where I have been allowing Satan to bully me. God’s word is my weapon of warfare. Now it’s time to stand bold as a lion and declare the word of God over my fears and take back what rightfully belongs to me. This was certainly an eye opener and a great inspiration. Once again, thank you…these words mean a lot.

  • Livaida says:

    Blessings I am going through some personal issues, and I was praying this morning and the Lord guided me to Joshua 1:9., so I went on the internet and was browsing and came across your site. I thank you for the encouragement that I needed today.

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