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September 21, 2020

Faith Over Fear: Bible Verses Keeping the Online Community Strong

It can be easy to get caught up in the troubles and trials of the world around us. During these difficult seasons, it is important to practice faith over fear and take comfort in God’s word.

Faith Strong Today’s mission has always been to provide hopeful and encouraging content, uniting a community of believers wanting to explore what it means to live with faith in the modern world. That same community is now inspiring us by sharing messages of hope with us on social media.

At a time when we’re all a bit on edge, we took to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to collab with our network. Our prompt was simple: what Bible verses are helping you stay Faith Strong?

Replies have been rolling in across all platforms and we wanted to round them up to share with others.

So, here are a few of the Bible verses keeping our community strong right now.

"Above all else guard your heart for everything you do flows from it." – Proverbs 4:23 Click To Tweet “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”  – 2 Corinthians 12:9 Click To Tweet "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." – Romans 12:12 Click To Tweet "Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light." – Micah 7:8 Click To Tweet “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1‬ Click To Tweet

It has been amazing to see our community turning to God for refuge. The right verse at the right time can impact our lives dramatically. If one of these passages speaks to you, try sharing it using the easy “CLICK TO TWEET” button and inspire others with your faith.

Need more? Don’t worry, the messages haven’t stopped coming yet…

"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” – Deuteronomy 31:8 Click To Tweet "The Lord is my rock, my fortress, my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety." – Psalm 18:2 Click To Tweet "I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us." – Romans 8:18 Click To Tweet "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'" – Jeremiah 29:11 Click To Tweet "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand 💪🏼" – Isaiah 41:10 Click To Tweet

In fact, the more places we asked, the more answers we got. From our YouTube community tab to retweets from our various podcasts across our network, people have been sharing Scripture in comments and DMs. By far one of the most engaged audiences were those replying to our Instagram Stories.

"The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” – Exodus 14:14 Click To Tweet "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." – 1 Peter 5:7 Click To Tweet "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." – Romans 8:28 Click To Tweet "But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high." – Psalm 3:3 Click To Tweet "And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." – Philippians 4:7 Click To Tweet

As followers of Jesus, it is important that we practice faith over fear. Through these dark times, we can look to the fruit of the Spirit and share love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control with all those around us.

We pray that some of these passages have spoken to you in some way and invite you to share your own with us on social media. Join our online community and let’s get through this together.

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