“Fear is a liar” is a phrase that suggests that fear is often an unreliable emotion that can distort our perception of reality and lead us to make choices that are not in our best interests.

Fear can create false narratives in our minds and prevent us from taking action or pursuing our goals.


For example, fear may tell us that we’re not good enough to pursue a certain career, that we’re incapable of achieving our dreams, or that we’re not worthy of love and connection.

These beliefs can limit and prevent us from taking risks or pursuing opportunities that could bring us joy and fulfillment.


In reality, fear is often based on past experiences or imagined scenarios that may not be accurate or relevant to our current situation.

By recognizing when fear is holding us back and challenging the negative thoughts that arise, we can overcome these limiting beliefs and take steps toward a more fulfilling life.


As Christians, we are called to trust in God and not be consumed by fear. The Bible teaches us that fear is not from God but rather a tool the enemy uses to separate us from God’s love and plan for our lives.

Fear is a liar Bible Verse

1 John 4:18  

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love


1 John 4:18(NIV)

1 John 4_18  

Isaiah 41:10

So do not fear, for I am with you;do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand

Isaiah 41:10(NIV)

Isaiah 41_10

Proverbs 29:25

The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe

Proverbs 29:25(KJV)

Proverbs 29_25

2 Timothy 1:7

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

2 Timothy 1:7(NLT)

2 Timothy 1_7

Exodus 14:13

But Moses told the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the LORD’s salvation, which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians you see today, you will never see again.

Exodus 14:13(NLT)

Exodus 14_13

Fear is from the devil’s scripture

1 Peter 5:8

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour

1 Peter 5:8(NIV)

1 Peter 5_8

2 Corinthians 2:11

In order that Satan should not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes

2 Corinthians 2:11(NIV)

2 Corinthians 2_11

James 4:7

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you

James 4:7(NIV)

James 4_7

John 10:10

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came so that they would have life, and have it abundantly

John 10:10(ESV)

John 10_10

1 John 3:8

The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work

1 John 3:8(NIV)

1 John 3_8

Bible verses about fear

Psalm 56:3

But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you

Psalm 56:3(NLT)

Psalm 34:4

I sought the LORD, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears

Psalm 34:4(NKJV)

Psalm 23:4

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me

Psalm 23:4(NIV)

Psalm 27:1

The LORD is my light and my salvation–whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life–whom shall I dread?

Psalm 27:1(BSB)


Fear does not come from God


2 Timothy 1:7

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(NKJV)

Isaiah 41:13

For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand, Who says to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you

Isaiah 41:13(NASB)

John 14:27

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, nor let it fear

John 14:27(BLB)

Isaiah 54:4

Fear not, for you will not be put to shame; And do not feel humiliated, for you will not be disgraced; But you will forget the shame of your youth, And no longer remember the disgrace of your widowhood

Isaiah 54:4(NASB)


What does the Bible say about the fear of man?

Deuteronomy 1:17

Do not show partiality when deciding a case; listen to small and great alike. Do not be intimidated by anyone, for judgment belongs to God. Bring me any case too difficult for you, and I will hear it

Deuteronomy 1:17(CSB)

Psalm 27:1

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 afraid?

Psalm 27:1(ESV)

Psalm 118:6

The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

Psalm 118:6(NKJV)

Romans 8:31

What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Romans 8:31(BSB)

Isaiah 51:7

Listen to me, you who know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my instruction: do not fear disgrace by men, and do not be shattered by their taunts

Isaiah 51:7(CSB)


What does the Bible say about the spirit of fear?


2 Corinthians 5:7

For we walk by faith, not by sight

2 Corinthians 5:7(NIV)

2 Timothy 1:7

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline

2 Timothy 1:7(NIV)

1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love

1 John 4:18(NIV)

Romans 8:15A

The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship

Romans 8:15A(NIV)

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid

John 14:27(NIV)

What causes fear according to the Bible?

Genesis 4:7

You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master

Genesis 4:7(NLT)

Hebrews 3:12

Take care, brothers and sisters, that there not be in any one of you a wicked, unbelieving heart [which refuses to trust and rely on the Lord, a heart] that turns away from the living God

Hebrews 3:12(AMP)

Mark 4:40

But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?

Mark 4:40(NKJV)

Romans 6:16

Do you not know that when you offer yourselves as obedient slaves, you are slaves to the one you obey, whether you are slaves to sin leading to death, or to obedience leading to righteousness?

Romans 6:16(NIV)

Fear vs faith Scriptures

Psalms 34:4

I prayed to the LORD, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears

Psalms 34:4(NLT)

Matthew 6:34

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own

Matthew 6:34(NIV)

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you to be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go

Joshua 1:9(BSB)

1 John 4:18

Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love

1 John 4:18(NLT)

Philippians 4:6

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God

Philippians 4:6(BSB)

As a child of God, there are several ways to overcome fear:

  • A prayer is a powerful tool for overcoming fear. Pray for guidance, strength, and courage to face your fears.
  • Reading and meditating on scripture can also help to calm your fears. The Bible contains verses encouraging and inspiring us to trust God and His life plan.
  • Trusting in God’s love and protection can help to alleviate fear. Remember that God is always with you and promises never to leave or forsake you.
  • Surround yourself with supportive and encouraging people who can offer comfort and reassurance during times of fear.
  • Taking action to face your fears can also help to overcome them. Remember that God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).

It’s important to remember that fear is normal, and it’s sometimes okay to feel afraid. However, with the help of God, we can learn to overcome our fears and live a life of courage, faith, and peace.

Sometimes, fear is a natural response to situations beyond our control. For example, feeling fear in the face of danger or uncertainty is natural. However, as Christians, we can turn to God in these moments and find comfort in His presence and promises.

Instead of allowing fear to consume us, we should pray to God, seek wisdom from His Word, and trust His plan for our lives. When we put our faith in God, we can find the courage and strength to face and overcome our fears with His help.

So, while fear may be a natural response at times, as Christians, we should not allow it to control us. Instead, we should trust in God’s love and power, plan for our lives, and find peace and security in His presence.

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