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10 Favorite Bible Verses For When Your Kid Is Afraid

10 favorite bible verses for when your kid is afraid

It doesn't take a spooky holiday full of plastic ghouls and scary movies to remind us that fear is a real (and regular) part of life. Perhaps this is why there are SO MANY Bible verses that speak about fear and offer comfort to us when we're afraid.

The following verses are great to keep on hand when you have a child (or--let's be honest--a grown-up) who is feeling anxious or afraid. Print, text, or email these verses and try reading and praying them together as a family.

10 Favorite Bible Verses For When Your Kid Is Afraid

[#1] “For the Lord not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.  I have called you by name; you are mine." Isaiah 43:1

[#2] “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today." Matthew 6:34

10 favorite bible verses for when your kid is afraid

[#3] "This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

[#4] "Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.  Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7

[#5] "For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." 2 Timothy 1:7

10 favorite bible verses for when your kid is afraid

[#6] "Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand." Isaiah 41:10

[#7] "Say to those with fearful hearts, 'Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you.'" Isaiah 35:4

[#8] "So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you." 1 Peter 5:6-7

10 favorite bible verses for when your kid is afraid

[#9] "So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

[#10] "I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears." Psalm 34:4

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  • Penyny

    Thank-you so much,

    I am so thankful I found your site.

    Blessings to you all,


    • Kami Gilmour

      Hey, Thanks for your kind words, Peggy! We’re glad you found us too! Feel free to reach out anytime–and please subscribe to our newsletter for a weekly dose of encouragement and ideas! Have a great day! Team Lifetree

    • Christina Lynn Nelson

      I found your site as I was searching for encouraging words and scriptures to share with my son who survived a near fatal car accident
      As he was overwhelmed with his life and as a young father of a 3 & 2 yrs old
      Found myself sobbing
      As I needed theses words as much as my precious son did
      Having lost a baby boy at 16 months
      Old … 19 yrs ago
      And as a child of our heavenly father I too needed God’s words to comfort me
      Thank you for your site Penny 😢😇

  • Sophia

    Thank you so much I am so blessed that I found your page!!! Blessings to all who are reading this! 🙂

    • Adam Bohlmeyer

      Thanks for the kind words Sophia! We’re happy to have you here.

  • Rich


    We just dropped our only child off for college. Praise God that he led us to your site. You have provided the armour of God that our family desperately needed. You think you’re prepared, but then the separation anxiety hits you hard. Thank You!!! doesn’t cover it, but Thank You for providing this post. May you and your family be Blessed!!!

    • Kuteesa

      Great work

  • Gregory Bell

    God bless you for creating such beauty and exaulting God’s holy word. I use the quotes from your website on my media sites. Thank you.

  • Peggy

    Thanks for this material – our 8 y/o grandson is having some lesions removed due to possible skin cancer this week and his grandpa wanted to share some verses with him to help his trust in the Lord and not be afraid.

    • Melissa

      We pray for peace for your grandson and for your family.

  • Onwumelh Obioma

    I have a boy who is always afraid after watching horror movies, he will be shouting holy ghost fire.
    I pray against fear.

  • celmore

    Thanks for the additional resources! We love hearing how our readers share the Bible with their kids.

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  • […] Another great place to direct your kids when they’re afraid is the Bible. Unsurprisingly, fear is a common theme throughout the Bible. This is another way for Jesus to speak to your kids about fear, and to help them recall and remember the TRUTH about fear proclaimed in the Bible. For some great verses to start with, try these. […]

  • […] as sharing a comforting Bible verse and praying together with your child before they go to sleep. Here’s a list to get you started.  Also share with your child any verses from your own personal Bible study that are helpful to you. […]

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