10 scriptures to encourage you to overcome fear and live a courageous life

Probably the safest assumption we can make is that in Jesus Christ, we can live a life that is ruled by courage and faith in Him, and even when that assumption isn't that safe, God still calls us to act in boldness.

Fear is one of today's biggest enemies. It is what cripples us and blocks us from pursuing God's radical, audacious, difficult and sometimes even scary purposes for our lives. When God calls you out to live for Him, He doesn't call you to a comfortable and easy life. He calls you to a life that will require you to step out in courage.

But God never calls us out to face the challenges and trials that may come our way alone. Just as God went with Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Gideon, David, Daniel, Peter, Paul and just about everyone that God commends in the Bible, He goes with you as you fulfil God's call for your life.

Here are ten scriptures in the slideshow below that encourage us to stand in the power, might and strength of the name of Jesus Christ as we live courageously for God's purposes.

Deuteronomy 31:6 "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."
2 Timothy 1:7. "For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control."
1 Corinthians 16:13. "Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong."
Mark 5:36. "But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, 'Do not fear, only believe.'"
John 16:33. "I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world."
Psalm 31:24. "Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!"
Proverbs 28:1. "The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion."
Proverbs 3:5-6. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."
Joshua 1:9. "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."
Psalm 27:14 "Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!"