Let’s face it– life is full of scary things. No matter what we do, our students will encounter scary things in their lives– and there are times when they will be afraid. These are the best verses about fear that I have found to help my Children’s Church students cope with fear.
Of course, there are many, many verses about fear, and about how to cope with fear for kids, but I tried my best to narrow it down so that this article does not go on forever.
You can get these verses in a printable PDF to give to you Sunday School students or print oversize to make a poster for the wall of your Bible classroom.
And if you want some activities to go along with these verses, I have verses about fear coloring sheets and sword drills (printable and digital) in my Teacher’s Pay Teachers shop– just click here!
And now… to the verses!
Verses About Fear
This is one of my all time favorite verses. I repeated it to myself over and over again at the beginning of 2020, because things were so crazy. I love the idea that God not only did NOT make us timid, but gave us power.
In fact, I love it so much that I made a video lesson for my children’s church students when we were virtual (because, again, 2020). You can use it with your students too! It’s available here.
This verses is perfect if you have students who tend to be anxious. It can be hard to remain calm, but God says do not let your hearts be troubled.
A classic verse for a classic story. I learned a VBS song with this one when I was 7, and I could still sing it to you. It’s a great reminder that God is with us wherever we go– even if we go somewhere new and scary.
Or if we are just at school. That can be scary too.
Then there is this verse. Psalm 27:1 is almost like a taunt– I have God, so what can anyone else do to me?
If you’ve been around this blog at all, you may have noticed that I am a fan of actionable steps. When our students are feeling fearful or scared, this verse tells them what to do. When you feel scared– seek the Lord. Pray. Then he will deliver us from our fears so that we don’t have to be scared anymore.
After we pray that God will deliver our fears, then we can remember this verse. When we trust in God, we don’t have to be afraid.
And if you feel scared, you can repeat this over and over like a mantra. It works.
My mom was the type of mom that always told us why. This verse is like that– cast your anxiety on him because he cares for you. God wants you to be free from anxiety. He does not want you to be scared.
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So good. Not only do we not have to be scared, but God is literally right there with us, holding our hand.
This verse is great, because it equates standing in faith with being courageous. When we stand firm in our faith, and believe what the Bible says, then we can be courageous and strong.
A good reminder to students to stand firm in what the Bible says.
I feel like this one needs no explanation.
There’s the top ten verses about fear for kids! I know I did not come anywhere close to getting all of them– seriously, there’s a lot of verses about fear in the Bible– but it’s a few.
Annnd don’t forget to grab your FREE printable PDF with all of these verses on it!
Which of the verses about fear was your favorite? Let us know in the comments.