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Begin to rejoice in the Lord, and your bones will flourish like an herb, and your cheeks will glow with the bloom of health and freshness. Worry, fear, distrust, care-all are poisonous! Joy is balm and healing, and if you will but rejoice, God will give power.

    Author: A.B. Simpson
    Topics: Worship, Healing, Joy

We must learn to live on the heavenly side and look at things from above. To contemplate all things as God sees them, as Christ beholds them, overcomes sin, defies Satan, dissolves perplexities, lifts us above trials, separates us from the world and conquers fear of death.

    Author: A.B. Simpson
    Topics: Heaven, Trials, Overcoming

Fear is born of Satan, and if we would only take time to think a moment we would see that everything Satan says is founded upon a falsehood.

    Author: A.B. Simpson
    Topics: Fear

The mere fact itself that God's will is irresistible and irreversible fills me with fear, but once I realize that God wills only that which is good, my heart is made to rejoice.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: Joy

Faith, which is trust, and fear are opposite poles. If a man has the one, he can scarcely have the other in vigorous operation. He that has his trust set upon God does not need to dread anything except the weakening or the paralyzing of that trust.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Source: The Heath in the Desert and the Tree by the River, Jeremiah 17:6, 8.
    Topics: Faith, Fear

Did any of you, parents, ever hear your child wake from sleep with some panic fear and shriek the mother's name through the darkness? Was not that a more powerful appeal than all words? And, depend upon it, that the soul which cries aloud on God, "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ," though it have "no language but a cry," will never call in vain.

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Prayer, Mercy

If my attitude be one of fear, not faith, about one who has disappointed me; if I say, "Just what I expected," if a fall occurs, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Attitude, Fear, Disappointment

If I fear to hold another to the highest goal because it is so much easier to avoid doing so, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Friendship, Goals

If I am afraid to speak the truth lest I lose affection, or lest the one concerned should say, "You do not understand", or because I fear to lose my reputation for kindness; if I put my own good name before the other's highest good, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Truth

Live in Christ, live in Christ, and the flesh need not fear death.
- John Knox

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Christ, Death

Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be.
- Lucius Caelius Lactantius

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Fear, Wisdom

Fear not to go down with Jesus into the grave.
- William Romaine

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Fear

Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Obedience, Men

Fear is the response of the human heart when its one thing is threatened.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Fear

Mock the devil and he will flee from thee. Fear of the devil leads to devil worship.

    Author: Bono
    Topics: Satan

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Suffering, Grief

A changeable God would be a terror to the righteous, they would have no sure anchorage, and amid a changing world they would be driven to and fro in perpetual fear of shipwreck. ...Our heart leaps for joy as we bow before One who has never broken His word or changed His purpose.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: A Treasury of David, Psalm. 100:3.
    Topics: God

Never fear dying, beloved. Dying is the last, but the least matter that a Christian has to be anxious about. Fear living - that is a hard battle to fight, a stern discipline to endure, a rough voyage to undergo.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: 62.188,189.
    Topics: Death, Life

Self-love is, no doubt, the usual foundation of human jealousy...the fear lest another should by any means supplant us.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: A Jealous God, Sermon 502, March 29, 1863.
    Topics: Self-love, Jealousy

The bow cannot be always bent without fear of breaking. Repose is as needful to the mind as sleep to the body... Rest time is not waste time. It is economy to gather fresh strength.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Lectures to My Students.
    Topics: Rest

The good man has his enemies. He would not be like his Lord if he had not. If we were without enemies we might fear that we were not the friends of God, for the friendship of the world is enmity to God.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Treasury of David, Psalm 23.
    Topics: Enemies

There is no more blessed way of living, than the life of faith based upon a covenant-keeping God - to know that we have no care, for He cares for us; that we need have no fear, except to fear Him; that we need have no troubles, because we have cast our burdens upon the Lord, and are conscience that He will sustain us.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Faith

When a tear is wept by you, think not your Father does not behold; for, "Like as a father pities his children so the Lord pities them that fear Him." Your sigh is able to move the heart of Jehovah; your whisper can incline His ear unto you; your prayer can stay His hands; your faith can move His arm. Oh! think not that God sits on high in an eternal slumber, taking no account of you.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: The Sympathy of the Two Worlds, Sermon, Luke 15:10.
    Topics: Trials

Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.

    Author: Corrie Ten Boom
    Topics: Worry, Fear

I fear God never showed mercy to one so vile as I.

    Author: David Brainerd
    Topics: Mercy

I have withstood the power of convictions a long time; and therefore I fear I shall be finally left of God.

    Author: David Brainerd
    Topics: Mercy, Conviction

Those who attend churches are now like any other customers you might meet in the mall. Displease them in any way and they will take their business elsewhere. That is the fear that lurks in many a church leader's soul because they know that is how the marketplace works.

    Author: David F. Wells
    Source: The Courage to be Protestant
    Topics: Church

Fear God and work hard.

    Author: David Livingstone
    Topics: Achievement, Work

The greatest fear that haunts this city is a suitcase bomb, nuclear or germ. Many people carry small gas masks. The masses here seem to be resigned to the inevitable, believing an attack of major proportions will happen.

    Author: David Wilkerson
    Topics: America, War

Temptations which accompany the working day will be conquered on the basis of the morning breakthrough to God. Decisions, demanded by work, become easier and simpler where they are made not in the fear of men, but only in the sight of God. He wants to give us today the power which we need for our work.

    Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    Topics: Temptation, Prayer, Work

God incarnate is the end of fear; and the heart that realizes that He is in the midst... will be quiet in the middle of alarm.

    Author: F.B. Meyer
    Topics: Fear, The Heart

How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.

    Author: Florence Nightingale
    Topics: Fear, Achievement

Those who love to be feared, fear to be loved.

    Author: Francis de Sales
    Topics: Love

Any time we open ourselves up to fear, we fall prey to his deceptions and intimidations. Yet, if we submit our hearts to God and stand in faith, we can resist those first fearful thoughts. As we yield to God we can master our reactions to fear and the enemy will soon flee.

    Author: Francis Frangipane
    Topics: Fear, Faith, Deception

If we exalt money, status, or sex above the Word of God, we are living in idolatry. Every time we inwardly submit to the strongholds of fear, bitterness, and pride, we are bowing to the rulers of darkness. Each of these idols must be smashed, splintered, and obliterated from the landscape of our hearts.

    Author: Francis Frangipane
    Topics: Idolatry

Satan's arsenal consists of such things as fear, worry, doubt, and self-pity. Every one of these weapons robs us of peace and leaves us troubled inside. Do you want to discern where the enemy is coming against you? In the network of your relationships, wherever you do not have peace, you have war. Conversely, wherever you have victory, you have peace. When Satan hurls his darts against you, the more peace you have during adversity, the more truly you are walking in Christ's victory.

    Author: Francis Frangipane
    Topics: Satan, Discernment

The faith that relentlessly asks God, also pleases God. Now, as the fullness of the times unfolds, as the world around us clothes itself in prophetic fulfillments, let us put away fear and repent of withdrawal.

    Author: Francis Frangipane
    Topics: Faith

Beloved, I say, let your fears go, lest they make you fainthearted. Stop inspiring fear in those around you and now take your stand in faith. God has been good and He will continue to manifest His goodness. Let us approach these days expecting to see the goodness of the Lord manifest. Let us be strong and of good courage, for the Lord will fight for us if we stand in faith.

    Author: Francis Frangipane
    Topics: Fear, Faith

To win the war against fear, we must know the true God as He is revealed in the Bible. He works to give us lasting peace. He receives joy, not from condemning us but in rescuing us from the devil. Yes, the Lord will bring conviction to our hearts concerning sin, but it is so He can deliver us from sin's power and consequences. In its place, the Lord works to establish healing, forgiveness and peace.

    Author: Francis Frangipane
    Topics: Fear, Peace, Conviction

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.

    Author: Francis of Assisi
    Topics: Charity, Wisdom

Our piety must be weak and imperfect if it do not conquer the fear of death.

    Author: Francois Fenelon
    Topics: Death, Piety

Realists do not fear the results of their study.

    Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Topics: Reasoning

Ah, I have kept Him waiting when I ought not, but He has waited even then. Always waiting - so patient with my foolishness, my weakness, my fear. Our fellowship is with God, and fellowship is friendship, and friendship means that partnership which, on His part, is the accommodating of His strength to my weakness.

    Author: G. Campbell Morgan
    Topics: Weakness

For fear of the newspapers politicians are dull, and at last they are too dull even for the newspapers.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Politics

How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.

    Author: George Macdonald
    Topics: Death, Fear

A perfect faith would lift us absolutely above fear.

    Author: George Macdonald
    Topics: Faith, Fear

Fear is faithlessness.

    Author: George Macdonald
    Topics: Faith, Fear

Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.

    Author: George Washington Carver
    Topics: Fear, Hatred

In grief we know the worst of what we feel, But who can tell the end of what we fear?

    Author: Hannah More
    Topics: Fear, Grief

Our lives are full of supposes. Suppose this should happen, or suppose that should happen; what could we do; how could we bear it? But, if we are living in the high tower of the dwelling place of God, all these supposes will drop out of our lives. We shall be quiet from the fear of evil, for no threatenings of evil can penetrate into the high tower of God.

    Author: Hannah Whitall Smith
    Topics: Anxiety, Fear

Fear imprisons, faith liberates; fear paralyzes, faith empowers; fear disheartens, faith encourages; fear sickens, faith heals; fear makes useless, faith makes serviceable.

    Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick
    Topics: Fear, Healing

Love more persons more -- love them more impersonally, more unselfishly, without thought of return. The return, never fear, will take care of itself.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Topics: Love

There is a sense of solidity about a Law of Nature which belongs to nothing else in the world. Here, at last, amid all that is shifting, is one thing sure; one thing outside ourselves, unbiassed, unprejudiced, uninfluenced by like or dislike, by doubt or fear... This more than anything else makes one eager to see the Reign of Law traced in the Spiritual Sphere.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: Natural Law, Preface, p. 23.
    Topics: Nature

Each man, in the silence of his own soul, must work out this salvation for himself with fear and trembling--with fear, realizing the momentous issues of his task; with trembling, lest, before the tardy work be done, the voice of Death should summon him to stop.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: Natural Law, Degeneration, p. 118.
    Topics: Salvation

The man whose blood is pure has nothing to fear. So he whose spirit is purified and sweetened becomes proof against these germs of sin. "Anger, wrath, malice and railing" in such a soil can find no root.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: Natural Law, Mortification, p. 192.
    Topics: Purity

Just because God worketh in him, as the evidence and triumph of it, the true child of God works out his own salvation--works it out having really received it--not as a light thing, a superfluous labour, but with fear and trembling as a reasonable and indispensable service.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: Natural Law, p. 335.
    Topics: Salvation

Fear is a kind of bell, or gong, which rings the mind into quick life and avoidance upon the approach of danger. It is the soul's signal for rallying.

    Author: Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Fear

Imagination is the hotbed where this sin is too often hatched. Guard your thoughts, and there will be little fear about your actions.

    Author: J.C. Ryle
    Source: Thoughts for Young Men.
    Topics: Choices

Many, I fear, would like glory, who have no wish for grace. They would [want to] have the wages, but not the work; the harvest, but not the labor; the reaping, but not the sowing; the reward, but not the battle. But it may not be.

    Author: J.C. Ryle
    Source: Holiness, p. 173.
    Topics: Laziness, Service, Rewards

To be tempted is in itself no sin. It is the yielding to the temptation, and giving it a place in our hearts, which we must fear.

    Author: J.C. Ryle
    Source: Commentary: Matthew 4.
    Topics: Temptation

Many men affect to despise fear, and in preaching resent any appeal to it; but not to fear when there is occasion is as great a weakness as to fear unduly without reason. God implanted fear in the soul as truly as He implanted hope or courage.

    Author: James H. Aughey
    Topics: Fear, Preaching, Weakness

Impatience turns an ague into a fever, a fever to the plague, fear into despair, anger into rage, loss into madness, and sorrow to amazement.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor
    Topics: Impatience

It is a little learning, and but a little, which makes men conclude hastily. Experience and humility teach modesty and fear.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor
    Topics: Humility, Learning, Modesty

Faith activates God - Fear activates the Enemy.

    Author: Joel Osteen
    Topics: Faith, Fear

He that is down needs fear no fall. He that is low, no pride; He that is humble, ever shall have God to be his Guide.

    Author: John Bunyan
    Topics: Humility

To go back is nothing but death: to go forward is fear of death, and life everlasting beyond it. I will yet go forward."

    Author: John Bunyan
    Topics: Death

He that is down need fear no fall.

    Author: John Bunyan
    Topics: Humility

Christian, let God's distinguishing love to you be a motive to you to fear Him greatly. He has put His fear in your heart, and may not have given that blessing to your neighbor, perhaps not to your husband, your wife, your child, or your parent. Oh, what an obligation should this thought lay upon your heart to greatly fear the Lord! Remember also that this fear of the Lord is His treasure, a choice jewel, given only to favorites, and to those who are greatly beloved.

    Author: John Bunyan
    Topics: Blessings

The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.

    Author: John C. Maxwell
    Topics: Fear

Seeing that a pilot steers the ship in which we sail, who will never allow us to perish even in the midst of shipwrecks, there is no reason why our minds should be overwhelmed with fear and overcome with weariness.

    Author: John Calvin
    Topics: Fear

Repentance is the true turning of our life to God, a turning that arises from a pure and earnest fear of Him; and it consists in the mortification of the flesh and the renewing of the Spirit.

    Author: John Calvin
    Topics: Repentance

The Judge will pass sentence, not according to what any other person has said concerning you, but according to what you have yourself spoken. They that are accused, then, have no fear, but they that accuse.

    Author: John Chrysostom
    Topics: Justice

This attitude of complete submission and complete trust is of course the key to working out our own salvation in fear and trembling and is the mark of a truly spiritual Christian.

    Author: John F. Walvoord
    Topics: Submission

They foresaw that the concession of a Providence would impose an eternal yoke upon their necks, by making them accountable for all they did to a higher tribunal, so that they must necessarily 'pass the time of their sojourning here in fear', while all their thoughts, words and ways were strictly noted and recorded, for the purpose of an account by an all-seeing and righteous God. They therefore laboured to persuade themselves that what they had no mind for did not exist.

    Author: John Flavel
    Topics: Providence

Guilt is to danger, what fire is to gunpowder; a man need not fear to walk among many barrels of powder, if he have no fire about him.

    Author: John Flavel
    Topics: Conscience

Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall ever have a beginning.

    Author: John Henry Newman
    Topics: Life, Death

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds, In a believer's ear! It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds, And drives away his fear.

    Author: John Newton
    Topics: Jesus, Fear, Healing

If the Lord be with us, we have no cause of fear. His eye is upon us, His arm over us, His ear open to our prayer - His grace sufficient, His promise unchangeable.

    Author: John Newton
    Topics: Fear

Do not fear the conflict, and do not flee from it; where there is no struggle, there is no virtue.

    Author: John of Kronstadt
    Topics: Struggles, Virtue

Common experience declares how momentary and how useless are those violent fits and gusts of endeavours which proceed from fear and uncertainty, both in things spiritual and things temporal, or civil. Whilst men are under the power of actual impressions from such fears, they will convert to God, yea, they will turn in a moment, and perfect their holiness in an instant; but so soon as that impression wears off (as it will do on every occasion, and upon none at all) such persons are as dead and cold towards God as the lead or iron, which but now ran in a fiery stream, is now when the heat is departed from it.

    Author: John Owen
    Topics: Rebellion

To encounter Christ is to touch reality and experience transcendence. He gives us a sense of self-worth or personal significance, because He assures us of God's love for us. He sets us free from guilt because He died for us and from paralyzing fear because He reigns. He gives meaning to marriage and home, work and leisure, personhood and citizenship.

    Author: John Stott
    Source: Between Two Worlds, p. 154.
    Topics: Christ

Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergymen or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon Earth.

    Author: John Wesley
    Topics: Evangelism, Preaching

My fear is not that our great movement, known as the Methodists, will eventually cease to exist or one day die from the earth. My fear is that our people will become content to live without the fire, the power, the excitement, the supernatural element that makes us great.

    Author: John Wesley
    Topics: Apathy, Fire

A Methodist (Christian) is one who loves the Lord his God with all his heart, with all his soul, with all his mind, and with all his strength. God is the joy of his heart, and the desire of his soul, which is continually crying, 'Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth whom I desire besides thee.' My God and my all! 'Thou art the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.' He is therefore happy in God; yea, always happy, as having in him a well of water springing up unto everlasting life, and over-flowing his soul with peace and joy. Perfect love living now cast out fear, he rejoices evermore. Yea, his joy is full, and all his bones cry out, 'Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who, according to his abundant mercy, hath begotten me again unto a living hope of an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, reserved in heaven for me.

    Author: John Wesley
    Topics: Christians, Faithful

Such is man's nature, that he is very inactive and lazy unless he is influenced by some affection, either love or hatred, desire, hope, fear, or some other. These affections we see to be the springs that set men agoing, in all the affairs of life, and engage them in all their pursuits: these are the things that put men forward, and carry them along.

    Author: Jonathan Edwards
    Topics: Laziness

Giving in to fear alters God's best plan for your life. So use the power of God's Word to do what He wants you to do...even if you have to do it afraid! The rewards are great.

    Author: Joyce Meyer
    Topics: Fear, Rewards

Negative minds full of fear and doubt produce negative lives, which can ultimately destroy your life.

    Author: Joyce Meyer
    Topics: Fear, Life

Faith is made up of belief and trust. Many people believe God, but they do not trust themselves into His keeping and care; consequently, they are filled with worry and fear.

    Author: Lee Roberson
    Topics: Faith

But have we Holy Spirit power - power that restricts the devil's power, pulls down strongholds and obtains promises? Daring delinquents will be damned if they are not delivered from the devil's dominion. What has hell to fear other than a God-anointed, prayer-powered church?

    Author: Leonard Ravenhill
    Topics: Holy Spirit, Power

The law works fear and wrath; grace works hope and mercy.

    Author: Martin Luther
    Topics: Grace

God uses lust to impel men to marry, ambition to office, avarice to earning, and fear to faith. God led me like an old blind goat.

    Author: Martin Luther
    Topics: Lust, Men

I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.

    Author: Martin Luther
    Topics: Fear

We must constantly build dykes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.

    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Topics: Courage

We should go into His presence as a child goes to his father. We do it with reverence and godly fear, of course, but we should go with a childlike confidence and simplicity.

    Author: Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    Topics: Prayer

Wherever the fear of God rules in the heart, it will appear both in works of charity and piety, and neither will excuse us from the other.

    Author: Matthew Henry
    Topics: Piety, The Heart

He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave.

    Author: Matthew Henry
    Topics: Heaven, Death

There is a burden of care in getting riches; fear in keeping them; temptation in using them; guilt in abusing them; sorrow in losing them; and a burden of account at last to be given concerning them.

    Author: Matthew Henry
    Topics: Finances

Two types of voices command your attention today. Negative ones fill your mind with doubt, bitterness, and fear. Positive ones purvey hope and strength. Which one will you choose to heed?

    Author: Max Lucado
    Topics: Perseverance

The presence of fear does not mean you have no faith. Fear visits everyone. But make your fear a visitor and not a resident.

    Author: Max Lucado
    Topics: Fear

The fear of the Lord helps us recognize our accountability to God for the stewardship of leadership. It motivates us to seek the Lord's wisdom and understanding in difficult situations. And it challenges us to give our all to the Lord by serving those we lead with love and humility.

    Author: Paul Chappell
    Topics: Stewardship, Leadership

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It's true that (many) are praying for a worldwide revival. But it would be more timely, and more scriptural, for prayer to be made to the Lord of the harvest, that He would raise up and thrust forth laborers who would fearlessly and faithfully preach those truths which are calculated to bring about a revival.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: Preaching, Revival

Faith has in it the recognition of the certainty and the justice of a judgment that is coming down crashing on every human head; and then from the midst of these fears and sorrows and the tempest of that great darkness there rises up in the night of terrors the shining of one perhaps pale, quivering, distant, but divinely given hope, "My Saviour! My Saviour! He is righteous; He has died; He lives! I will stay no longer; I will cast myself upon Him!

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Faith

True faith, by a mighty effort of the will, fixes its gaze on our Divine Helper, and there finds it possible and wise to lose its fears. It is madness to say, "I will not be afraid;" it is wisdom and peace to say, "I will trust and not be afraid."

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Faith

At times one hesitates to reprove or admonish evil-doers, either because one seeks a more favorable moment or fears his rebuke might make them worse, and further, discourage weak brethren from seeking to lead a good and holy life, or turn them aside from the faith. In such circumstances forbearance is not prompted by selfish considerations but by well advised charity.

    Author: Augustine
    Source: City of God
    Topics: Apathy

How sweet all at once it was for me to be rid of those fruitless joys which I had once feared to lose!... You drove them from me, You who are the true, the sovereign joy. You drove them from me and took their place, You who are sweeter than all pleasure.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Joy

All great amusements are dangerous to the Christian life; but among all those which the world has invented there is none more to be feared than the theatre.

    Author: Blaise Pascal
    Source: Pensees,1660.
    Topics: Carnality

In Scripture the visitation of an angel is always alarming; it has to begin by saying "Fear not." The Victorian angel looks as if it were going to say, "There, there."

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Angels

In opposition... to all the suggestions of the devil, the sole, simple, and sufficient answer is the word of God. This puts to flight all the powers of darkness. The Christian finds this to be true in his individual experience. It dissipates his doubts; it drives away his fears; it delivers him from the power of Satan.

    Author: Charles Hodge
    Source: A Commentary on the Epistle to the Ephesians, Baker Book House, 1980
    Topics: Scripture

In all states of dilemma or of difficulty, prayer is an available source. The ship of prayer may sail through all temptations, doubts and fears, straight up to the throne of God; and though she may be outward bound with only griefs, and groans, and sighs, she shall return freighted with a wealth of blessings!

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Prayer

It is not my aim to introduce doubts and fears into your mind; no, but I do hope self-examination may help to drive them away. It is not security, but false security, which we would kill; not confidence, but false confidence, which we would overthrow; not peace, but false peace, which we would destroy.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Morning and Evening, Evening - December 18, 2000
    Topics: Doubt, Fear

Keep your eye simply on Him; let His death, His sufferings, His merits, His glories, His intercession, be fresh upon thy mind; when you wake in the morning look to Him; when thou lie down at night look to Him. Oh! let not your hopes or fears come between thee and Jesus; follow hard after Him, and He will never fail you.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Evening by Evening, March 3.
    Topics: Perseverance

My deacons know well enough how, when I first preached in Exeter Hall, there was scarcely ever an occasion in which they left me alone for ten minutes before the service, but they would find me in a most fearful state of sickness, produced by that tremendous thought of my solemn responsibility. I am compelled to put my responsibilities where I put my sins, on the back of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: 48.619.
    Topics: Responsibility

Saints are described as fearing the name of God; they are reverent worshippers; they stand in awe of the Lord's authority; they are afraid of offending Him; they feel their own nothingness in the sight of the Infinite One.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: The Treasury of David, Comments on Psalm 61:5.
    Topics: Worship

Some of us who have preached the Word for years, and have been the means of working faith in others and of establishing them in the knowledge of the fundamental doctrines of the Bible, have nevertheless been the subjects of the most fearful and violent doubts as to the truth of the very gospel we have preached.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Sermons, 11.290.
    Topics: Doubt

The worst evils of life are those which do not exist except in our imagination. If we had no troubles but real troubles, we should not have a tenth part of our present sorrows. We feel a thousand deaths in fearing one, but the (the Christian) cured of the disease of fearing.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Treasury of David, Psalm 23.
    Topics: Fear

God is looking for imperfect men and women who have learned to walk in moment-by-moment dependence on the Holy Spirit. Christians who have come to terms with their inadequacies, fears, and failures. Believers who have become discontent with 'surviving' and have taken the time to investigate everything God has to offer in this life.

    Author: Charles Stanley
    Topics: Obedience, Women, Discontentment

We overcome the accuser of our brothers and sisters, we overcome our consciences, we overcome our bad tempers, we overcome our defeats, we overcome our lusts, we overcome our fears, we overcome our pettiness on the basis of the blood of the Lamb.

    Author: D.A. Carson
    Topics: Overcoming

I realize that many Christians have not been praying because they have not accepted the reality of war in which we find ourselves. There is a spiritual war mode that we must appropriate. It is an aggressive stance that we take against evil. It is governed by love for people, but it is fearless and uncompromising with the powers of darkness that manipulate people to fulfill evil plans.

    Author: Francis Frangipane
    Topics: Prayer, Good and Evil

Our first place of victory [over fear] is in believing the truth concerning our relationship with God. Paul tells us that, "having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Rom 5:1). We reject the lie that insists God is our enemy. We come to believe He is our Helper in the healing of our souls!

    Author: Francis Frangipane
    Topics: Fear, Believing

That action is not warrantable which either fears to ask the divine blessing on its performance, or having succeeded, does not come with thanksgiving to God for its success.

    Author: Francis Quarles
    Topics: Thankfulness, Success

Jesus promised the disciples three things - that they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy and in constant trouble.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Suffering

Certainly work is not always required of a man. There is such a thing as a sacred idleness-the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.

    Author: George Macdonald
    Topics: Idleness, Work, Idleness

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

    Author: George Washington
    Topics: Government

Imagination frames events unknown, In wild, fantastic shapes of hideous ruin, And what it fears, creates.

    Author: Hannah More
    Topics: Fear

It's wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky. Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.

    Author: Helen Keller
    Topics: Fear

The fearful are caught as often as the bold.

    Author: Helen Keller
    Topics: Fear

What an incredible witness it is to a lost and fearful society when the Christian acts like a child of God, living under the loving sovereignty of the Heavenly Father.

    Author: Henry Blackaby
    Topics: Christians, Obedience, Witnessing

It is not that doing nothing is of itself so wicked; it is the opportunity it affords to evil and empty thoughts; it is the wide door it opens for Satan to throw in the seeds of bad things; it is this which is mainly to be feared.

    Author: J.C. Ryle
    Source: Thoughts for Young Men.
    Topics: Idleness

To be born again is, as it were, to enter upon a new existence, to have a new mind, a new heart, new views, new principles, new tastes, new affections, new likings, new dislikings, new fears, new joys, new sorrows, new love to things once hated, new hatred to things once loved, new thoughts of God, and ourselves, and the world, and the life to come, and salvation.

    Author: J.C. Ryle
    Topics: Conversion

Do not ask for fears to be removed; ask for courage equal to the fears.

    Author: Jack Hyles
    Topics: Fear, Courage

Nothing is a greater, or more fearful sacrilege than to prostitute the great name of God to the petulancy of an idle tongue.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor
    Topics: Gossip, The Tongue

Those whimpering Stateside young people will wake up on the Day of Judgment condemned to worse fates than these demon-fearing Indians, because, having a Bible, they were bored with it - while these never heard of such a thing as writing.

    Author: Jim Elliot
    Topics: The Bible, Ignorance, Youth

Look how fears have presented themselves, so have supports and encouragements; yea, when I have started, even as it were at nothing else but my shadow, yet God, as being very tender of me, hath not suffered me to be molested, but would with one Scripture or another, strengthen me against all; insomuch that I have often said, Were it lawful, I could pray for greater trouble, for the greater comfort's sake.

    Author: John Bunyan
    Topics: Fear, Comfort

I have never once feared the devil, but I tremble every time I enter the pulpit.

    Author: John Knox
    Topics: Preaching, Fear

Battles are fought in our minds every day. When we begin to feel the battle is just too difficult and want to give up, we must choose to resist negative thoughts and be determined to rise above our problems. We must decide that we're not going to quit. When we're bombarded with doubts and fears, we must take a stand and say: "I'll never give up! God's on my side. He loves me, and He's helping me! I'm going to make it!

    Author: Joyce Meyer
    Topics: Perseverance

The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.

    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Topics: Fear, Freedom

Meet your fears with faith.

    Author: Max Lucado
    Topics: Fear, Faith

The fear of man strangles us, because we can never please everybody; but the fear of the Lord frees us, because it challenges us to live and serve for an audience of One.

    Author: Paul Chappell
    Topics: Fear, Freedom

Fear of man is the enemy of the fear of the Lord. The fear of man pushes us to perform for man's approval rather than according to God's directives.

    Author: Paul Chappell
    Topics: Fear

Storms can bring fear, cloud judgment, and create confusion. Yet God promises that as you seek Him through prayer, He will give you wisdom to know how to proceed. The only way you will survive the storm will be on your knees.

    Author: Paul Chappell
    Topics: Prayer

We sometimes fear to bring our troubles to God, because they must seem small to Him who sitteth on the circle of the earth. But if they are large enough to vex and endanger our welfare, they are large enough to touch His heart of love.

    Author: R.A. Torrey
    Topics: Prayer, Grace

God's Word is pure and sure, in spite of the devil, in spite of your fear, in spite of everything.

    Author: R.A. Torrey
    Topics: Scripture

Obedience is not to be done slavishly, out of servile fear or out of some rigid, stoical desire for rule-keeping, but rather from a profound desire to express our love for the Father.The Purpose of God, An Exposition of Ephesians, p. 123.

    Author: R.C. Sproul
    Topics: Obedience

The hypocrite's joy destroys his sorrow; his faith and false confidence destroys and excludes his repentance; his fear destroys his love; and his pretended love to God destroys his fear of him.

    Author: Ralph Erskine
    Topics: Hypocrisy

Dangers bring fears, and fears more dangers bring.

    Author: Richard Baxter
    Topics: Fear

Fear is a self imposed prison that will keep you from becoming what God intends for you to be. You must move against it with the weapons of faith and love.

    Author: Rick Warren
    Topics: Fear

There is no growth without change, no change without fear or loss and no loss without pain.

    Author: Rick Warren
    Topics: Suffering, Change, Growth

If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.

    Author: Robert H. Schuller
    Topics: Fear

If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies. Yet distance makes no difference. He is praying for me.

    Author: Robert Murray McCheyne
    Topics: Enemies

If there be anything that can render the soul calm, dissipate its scruples and dispel its fears, sweeten its sufferings by the anointing of love, impart strength to all its actions, and spread abroad the joy of the Holy Spirit in its countenance and words, it is this simple and childlike repose in the arms of God.

    Author: S.D. Gordon
    Topics: Rest, Prayer

Should I worship Him from fear of hell, may I be cast into it. Should I serve Him from desire of gaining heaven, may He keep me out. But should I worship Him from love alone, He reveals Himself to me, that my whole heart may be filled with His love and presence.

    Author: Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: Worship

The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, and prayer-less religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.

    Author: Samuel Chadwick
    Topics: Prayer

The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.

    Author: Samuel Chadwick
    Topics: Satan, Prayer

Christ and His cross are not separable in this life, howbeit Christ and His cross part at heaven's door, for there is no house-room for crosses in heaven. One tear, one sigh, one sad heart, one fear, one loss, one thought of trouble cannot find lodging there.

    Author: Samuel Rutherford
    Topics: The Cross

He who loveth God with all his heart feareth not death, nor punishment, nor judgment, nor hell, because perfect love giveth sure access to God. But he who still delighteth in sin, no marvel if he is afraid of death and judgment.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: God, Love

Every man naturally desires knowledge; but what good is knowledge without fear of God? Indeed a humble rustic who serves God is better than a proud intellectual who neglects his soul to study the course of the stars.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Service, Knowledge

The ambitious climbs up high and perilous stairs, and never cares how to come down; the desire of rising hath swallowed up his fear of a fall.

    Author: Thomas Adams
    Topics: Achievement

No man more truly loves God than he that is most fearful to offend Him.

    Author: Thomas Adams
    Topics: Obedience

When fear is excessive it can make many a man despair.

    Author: Thomas Aquinas
    Topics: Fear

A man had need to fear this most of all, that he fears not at all.

    Author: Thomas Brooks
    Topics: Fear

No man who is fit to live need fear to die. To us here, death is the most terrible thing we know. But when we have tasted its reality it will mean to us birth, deliverance, a new creation of ourselves. It will be what health is to the sick man; what home is to the exile; what the loved one given back is to the bereaved. As we draw near to it a solemn gladness should fill our hearts. It is God's great morning lighting up the sky. Our fears are the terror of children in the night. The night with its terrors, its darkness, its feverish dreams, is passing away; and when we awake it will be into the sunlight of God.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Death

Reasons are the pillars of the fabric of a sermon, but similitudes are the windows which give the best light. The faithful minister avoids such stories as may suggest bad thoughts to the auditors, and will not use a light comparison to make thereof a grave application, for fear lest his poison go further than his antidote.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Preaching

A coward's fear can make a coward valiant.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Fear

A good life fears not life, nor death.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Life

Better hazard once than always be in fear.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Perseverance, Fear

Cruelty is a tyrant that's always attended with fear.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Fear

He that fears not the future may enjoy the present.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Fear, The Future

He that hopes no good fears no ill.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Hope

If your desires be endless, your cares and fears will be so, too.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Greed

Scalded cats fear even cold water.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Discouragement

I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.

    Author: Thomas Merton
    Topics: Fear, God

The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering the more you suffer because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.

    Author: Thomas Merton
    Topics: Suffering

Hope is like the cork to the net, which keeps the soul from sinking in despair; and fear, like the lead to the net, which keeps it from floating in presumption.

    Author: Thomas Watson
    Topics: Hope, Fear

To sin because mercy abounds is the devil's logic; he that sins because of God's mercy, shall have judgment without mercy. Mercy is not for them that sin and fear not, but for them that fear and sin not.

    Author: Thomas Watson
    Topics: Sin, Mercy, Satan

If there is anything excellent, it is salvation; if there be anything necessary, it is working out salvation; if there be any tool to work with, tis holy fear.

    Author: Thomas Watson
    Source: The One Thing Necessary
    Topics: Salvation, Fear

All the danger is when the world gets into the heart. The water is useful for the sailing of the ship; all the danger is when the water gets into the ship; so the fear is when the world gets into the heart.

    Author: Thomas Watson
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Apathy, The Heart

It argues more grace to grieve for the sins of others than for our own. We may grieve for our own sins out of fear of hell, but to grieve for the sins of others is from a principle of love to God.

    Author: Thomas Watson
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Sin

Let them fear death who do not fear sin.

    Author: Thomas Watson
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Death, Sin

Satan tempts to sin under a pretence of religion. He is most to be feared when he transforms himself into an angel of light. He came to Christ with Scripture in his mouth: "It is written." The devil baits his hook with religion.

    Author: Thomas Watson
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Satan

Mercy is not for them that sin and fear not, but for them that fear and sin not.

    Author: Thomas Watson
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Mercy, Fear

Men love everything but righteousness and fear everything but God.

    Author: Vance Havner
    Topics: Righteousness, Fear

It is to be feared that what we often have, instead of equivalency attainment, is much zeal and sincerity not systematic preparation in the Word.

    Author: Walter J. Chantry
    Topics: Scripture, Zeal

Take this as the secret of Christ's life in you: His Spirit dwells in your innermost spirit. Meditate on it, believe in it, and remember it until this glorious truth produces within you a holy fear and wonderment that the Holy Spirit indeed abides in you!

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Holy Spirit, Meditation

It varies with different personalities. Some will keep quiet. They have not yet attained freedom from natural shyness and fear. They may sit next to those talkative believers and criticize them in heart, but their silence does not make them any less soulish. Because they are not rooted in God and have not therefore learned how to be hidden in Him, carnal people long to be seen. They experience unspeakable joy whenever recognized and respected.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Carnality, Hypocrisy, Criticism

Self-pity, self-love, fear of suffering, withdrawal from the cross: these are some of the manifestations of the soul life, for its prime motivation is the self-preservation. It is exceedingly reluctant to endure any loss.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Self-pity, The Cross, Self-love

Do we not realize that the basic condition for a spiritual walk is to fear our self and its wisdom and to rely absolutely upon the Spirit?

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Holy Spirit

With fear and trembling we must rely upon God for guidance in the inner depths. This is the sole way to walk according to the spirit.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Holy Spirit

Oh, how we should guard against whatever is extreme and guard against misunderstanding in spiritual doctrine. We need not fear being radical in obeying the Lord, that is for sure; nor do we need to guard against being extreme in denying the works of the flesh. But most vigilant must we be that we do not be led to any extremes through misconception.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Perseverance, Satan, Doctrine

The believer in addition should assail the lies of the evil spirits. Every suggestion from the enemy must be met resolutely with the truth of the Bible. Answer doubts with the texts of faith; respond to despair with words of hope; reply to fear with words of peace. If he does not know the appropriate verse, let him pray for direction. Victory is obtained by wielding the Sword of the Spirit.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: The Bible, Truth, Victory

The chains of love are stronger than the chains of fear.

    Author: William Gurnall
    Topics: Love, Fear

Humble souls are fearful of their own strength.

    Author: William Gurnall
    Topics: Humility, Strength

Let your hope of heaven master your fear of death.

    Author: William Gurnall
    Topics: Heaven, Death

He cannot be a bold reprover, that is not a conscientious liver; such a one must speak softly, for fear of waking his own guilty conscience.

    Author: William Gurnall
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Conscience

We fear men so much, because we fear God so little. One fear cures another. When man's terror scares you, turn your thoughts to the wrath of God.

    Author: William Gurnall
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Fear

Whenever a man allows himself to have anxieties, fears, or complaints, he must consider his behaviour as either a denial of the wisdom of God or as a confession that he is out of his will.

    Author: William Law
    Topics: Anxiety

Love is indeed heaven upon earth; since heaven above would not be heaven without it; for where there is not love, there is fear; but, "Perfect love casteth out fear." And yet we naturally fear most to offend what we most love.

    Author: William Penn
    Topics: Heaven, Love

Religion is the fear of God, and its demonstration good works; and faith is the root of both: "For without faith we cannot please God;" nor can we fear what we do not believe.

    Author: William Penn
    Topics: Faith

I take courage - I determine to forget all my other fears, and I march forward with a firmer step in the full assurance that my cause will bear me out, and that I shall be able to justify upon the clearest principles, every resolution in my hand, the avowed end of which is, the total abolition of the slave trade.

    Author: William Wilberforce
    Topics: Justice

Fear God and you'll have nothing else to fear.

    Author: Woodrow Kroll
    Topics: Fear

Never turn your back on your fears.

    Author: Woodrow Kroll
    Topics: Fear


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