For I, the Lord Your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, “Fear not, I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13
It’s often said there are 365 “fear nots” in the Bible—that is, there are 365 times when that phrase occurs. Sorry to dispel the notion, but in the King James Version of the Bible, there are only 71 occurrences of that phrase. In the New King James Version, there are 11, including Isaiah 41:13.
But no worries! Anything the Lord tells us even once is infallible. Plus, think of all the other similar phrases that fill God’s Word, like: “Do not fret” (Psalm 37:1); “Do not be afraid” (Matthew 14:27); “Fear no evil” (Psalm 23:4); “Be not dismayed” (Isaiah 41:10); “Be anxious for nothing” (Philippians 4:6); “Do not worry” (Matthew 6:25), and so forth.
When you add up all the reassurances God gives us in the Bible, 365 is a low estimate! Of the Bible’s more than 31,000 verses, hundreds and hundreds of them comfort us in fearful times.
Christ’s presence delivers us from all our fears every moment of every hour of every day.
We cannot go where God is not. Look over your shoulder; that’s God following you. Look into the storm; that’s Christ coming toward you. Max Lucado