Christ said 21 times “do not be afraid” more than any other statement he made.
Matthew 10:31 (NCV)
31 So don’t be afraid. You are worth much more than many sparrows.
Matthew 9:2 (NASB)
2And they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralytic, “Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven.”
Matthew 6:25 (NLT)
25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?
Luke 8:50 (NLT)
50 But when Jesus heard what had happened, he said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid. Just have faith, and she will be healed.”
Matthew 14:27 (NLT)
27 But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here!
Matthew 10:28 (NLT)
28 “Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Luke 12:32 (NLT)
32 “So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.
John 14:1, 3 (NLT)
“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.
3 When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.
John 14:27 (NLT)
27 “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
Luke 24:38 (NLT)
38 “Why are you frightened?” he asked. “Why are your hearts filled with doubt?
Matthew 24:6 (NLT)
6 And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately.
Matthew 17:7 (NLT)
7 Then Jesus came over and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.”
As Christians we are assured there is no need for fear to control our lives.