I can't believe it's already Halloween! My initial reaction is excitement because I love the holidays and Halloween marks the beginning of the holiday season. It also means the weather should hopefully be cooling down and I can break out my boots, hats, and scarves. Halloween is a holiday focused on instilling fear in people, which sometimes can be invigorating and fun but outside of this spooky holiday, fear is the thief of joy in our lives.  What does the Bible say about fear? There are so many scriptures that reference fear in our lives and I encourage those of us who struggle with fear to write these truths on our hearts.

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. – 1 John 4:18

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. – 2 Timothy 1:7

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. – Deuteronomy 31:6

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. – Psalm 56:3

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. – John 14:27

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. – Psalm 23:4

Those who have Christ have nothing to fear. When you’re faced with your next scare remember that there is nothing to fear in this world if you have faith in the one true God.

Trick or Treat!

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