Do you struggle with fear controlling you? Does fear consume your thoughts and joy? Have you prayed and asked God to combat your fear with the truths found in the scriptures? Do you know God wants to show you how to overcome fear and trust him wholeheartedly? If this sounds like you, here are the 10 super simple tips on how to overcome fear. Bible Verses about fear are included for reference.

10 Super Simple Tips How To Overcome Fear


Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8

What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:9

Consistently reflecting on what God’s word clearly states on how to overcome fear is a reminder for me, as much if not more, than it is for you. To NOT fear is an instruction and a command from our Heavenly Father.

What are your biggest fears? Do you want to kick fear and anxiety to the curb and trust God? I know you do, so it’s crucial to understand how the following 10 steps will help you to overcome fear.


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10 Action Steps On How To Overcome Fear Biblically

As born-again followers of Jesus Christ, it’s crucial to understand what fear is and how Satan uses your fears against you. Do you know fear is the opposite of faith?

Trust me, I have a big ole finger pointing at myself with that statement as well. Overcoming the spirit of fear is hard. However, it’s an absolute MUST to trust God’s word as truth. Read and pray over them until you gain peace.

Know Where The Root Of Fear Is Coming From

In all honesty, it’s not a matter of “IF” we will encounter fear but “WHEN” we encounter it. Even the disciples faced fear and what did they do? They turned to Jesus!

Jesus Calms A Storm

One day he got into a boat with His disciples, and He said to them, “Let us go across to the other side of the lake.” So they set out. Luke 8:22

And as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger. Luke 8:23

And they woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And He awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm. Luke 8:24

He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that He commands even winds and water, and they obey him?” Luke 8:25

Any time fear knocks on the front door of your heart you must refuse to answer. Remember this sweet friend, if you give Satan an inch he will take a mile.

Any time fear knocks on the front door of your heart you must refuse to answer. Remember this sweet friend, if you give Satan an inch he will take a mile.

10 Action Steps to Overcome Fear Guide

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In all honesty, if you would learn to overcome fear and trust in the faithfulness of God you would be living a more fulfilling, and joyful life in Christ.

Please keep in mind, that Satan’s job is to feed your fears with lies and to defeat you where you are most vulnerable. In doing this, Satan knows he’s keeping you from what God has called you to do.

4. Key Points To Overcome Fear In Life

  1. Make the CHOICE to Not FEAR
  2. Don’t allow FEAR to control YOUR thoughts
  3. Fill YOUR mind with God’s word instead of FEAR
  4. Keep the Promises of God near instead of FEAR

What Are The 10 Action Steps On How to Overcome Fear?

1. trust God is with you always

When fear comes remember that God is always with you. The key point to keep in mind is that God has told you that he will never leave you nor forsake you.

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

2. Trust the Holy Spirit

When you are afraid you can trust in the Holy Spirit’s protection completely. To put it another way, God is for you so what can man do, right? Memorize the following scripture.

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. Psalms 56:3

3. remain strong

Remember you shouldn’t be weak but courageous in trusting God. When you are afraid remember the assurance of knowing you are God’s chosen child.

Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love. Ephesians 1:4

He predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will. Ephesians 1:5

4. Have a healthy fear of God…NOT man

Replace fear of man with good fear. When you fear God, you live in a way that reveres him instead of the fear of man.

Moses said to the people, “Do not fear, for God has come to test you, that the fear of him may be before you, that you may not sin.” Exodus 20:20

Fear ruled my life for so many years and what I’ve learned (the hard way) is it’s giving the fear to live rent-free, so to speak, in your mind. You must learn to face your fears head-on to release them.

Prayer Journal Pages
Prayer Journal Pages

5. pray for peace

Fear can get the best of you at times. Instead, ask God to send his peace to your heart and to silence the fears completely.

Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! Psalm 37:1

Trust in the Lord, and do good dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Psalm 37:3

6. name your fear

When fear is sneaking its way into your heart it’s important to understand to speak aloud what you’re fearful of. When you feel afraid, put a name on it and give it to God.

Keep a journal and write your fears in it. This will help to keep account of what you are afraid of so you can pray over it and give it to God.

7. monitor your thoughts

The spiritual war against Satan begins in your mind. Once you choose to trust God completely rest assured that spiritual warfare will come. Guard your thoughts and block the fears.

My friend SunShyne Gray has an excellent course on taking every thought captive that I highly recommend. She’s a Christian counselor and incorporates that into her teachings.

10 Action Steps to Overcome Fear Biblically

8. surrender your fear

Surrender your fears, one at a time by giving them to God by praying. Pray, “God, please take the fear of ___ from me. I give it to you.” Keep praying and fighting until the anxiety and fear release their grip.

And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? Luke 12:25

9. choose to not fear

Keep in mind it’s Satan’s job to keep your mind distracted from anything to grow the Kingdom of God. Fear is Satan’s biggest attack on your mind and he knows your pain points…Remember this!

10. remember God’s promises

Replace fear with the armor of God. Write down the scriptures of God’s protection found in the Bible. Read them aloud to yourself daily.

Don’t Fear Man, Fear GOD Quotes

“The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.”

– Oswald Chambers

“When man’s terror scares you, turn your thoughts to the wrath of God.”

-G.K. Chesterton 

“If you fear God, you really need fear nothing else.”

– Zac Poonen

“We fear men so much, because we fear God so little.”

-William Gurnall

Bible Verses About Fear

I will not be afraid of many thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around. Psalm 3:6

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraidPsalm 27:1

Though an army encamps against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arises against me, yet I will be confident. Psalm 27:3

Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea. Psalm 46:2

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? Psalm 56: 3-4

In God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me? Psalm 56:11 

He led them to safety so that they were not afraid, but the sea overwhelmed their enemies. Psalm 78:53

You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day. Psalm 91:5

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? Psalm 118:6

If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Proverbs 3:24

Do not be afraid of sudden terror or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes, Proverbs 3:25

God Has Not Given Us A Spirit Of Fear Verse

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

And say to him, ‘Be careful, be quiet, do not fear, and do not let your heart be faint because of these two smoldering stumps of firebrands, at the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria and the son of Remaliah. Isaiah 7:4

“Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread. Isaiah 8:12

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2

The cities of Aroer are deserted; they will be for flocks, which will lie down, and none will make them afraid. Isaiah 17:2

Say to those who have an anxious heart,  “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.” Isaiah 35:4

Isaiah said to them, “Say to your master, ‘Thus says the Lord: Do not be afraid because of the words that you have heard, with which the young men of the king of Assyria have reviled me. Isaiah 37:6 

10 Action Steps to Overcome Fear Biblically

Go on up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!”

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 

For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” Isaiah 41:13

Fear not, you worm Jacob, you men of Israel! I am the one who helps you, declares the Lord; your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 41:14 

But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. Isaiah 43:1

Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west, I will gather you. Isaiah 43:5

Thus says the Lord who made you, who formed you from the womb and will help you. Fear not, O Jacob my servant, Jeshurun whom I have chosen. Isaiah 44:2

Fear notnor be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it. And you are my witnesses! Is there a God besides me? There is no Rock; I know not any.” Isaiah 44:8

“Listen to me, you who know righteousness the people in whose heart is my law; fear not the reproach of man, nor be dismayed at their revilings. Isaiah 51:7

Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more. Isaiah 54:4

In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you. Isaiah 54:14


Your Turn

The main takeaway on how to overcome fear in life biblically is putting the 10 steps we have given you into action. I sincerely pray that you find these helpful and will kick FEAR to the curb! Struggling with fear controlling you? Don’t allow fear to consume your thoughts and joy. One final thought, God is with you ALWAYS and He has promised to NEVER leave you or forsake you…He will protect you, just call on Him when you need help on how to overcome fear in life.

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