Denny answers:Trust that God is taking care of you.
Everyone feels afraid sometimes, and fear can help us stay away from dangerous things like mean dogs and strangers. If you have not trusted Jesus as you Savior, you should be afraid of facing the punishment for sin—death. By dying on the cross, Jesus took that punishment for sinners who trust Him.
If you have trusted Jesus as your Savior, follow Him by obeying His Word the Bible. Then, you have no reason to fear! You don’t have to fear the dark because God can still see you there. You don’t have to fear people making fun of you because God always cares. You don’t have to fear getting hurt because God promises to work all things—even hard things—for good when you love and follow Him. You don’t have to fear dying because you have a home in heaven. God is always with you, even though you can’t see or hear or feel Him. Trust God any time you start to be afraid of something, and pray for His help. Memorize verses like the ones below so you can think about them when you’re afraid.
Go back to:
- “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalms 27:1).
- “When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?” (Psalm 56:3-4).
- “Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks. And God’s peace, which is so great we cannot understand it, will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7, NCV).