A man cannot discover anything
about his future.
Cast all your anxiety on him
because he cares for you.
(1 Peter 5:7)2
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you;
he will never let the righteous fall.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Do not fret-it leads only to evil.
"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken
away from her.
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes.
So do not worry, saying "What shall we eat?" or "What shall we drink?" or "What shall we wear?" For the pagans run after all
these things, and your heavenly father knows that you need them.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
The Lord watches over all who love him.
Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has
been pleased to give you the kingdom.
Don't be afraid; just believe.
When I am afraid, I will trust in you.
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust
and not be afraid.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.
The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever
trusts in the Lord is kept safe.
I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill
the body and after that can do no more. But I will
show you whom you should fear: Fear him who,
after the killing of the body, has the power to
throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him.
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot
kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who
can destroy both soul and body in hell.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.
Stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the
faith of the gospel without being frightened in any
way by those who oppose you.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit
of power, of love and of self-discipline.
(2 Timothy 1:7)23