Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – 1 Samuel 23:16

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion - 1 Samuel 23:16 facing fear

And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God. – 1 Samuel 23:16 (NIV)

In yesterday’s Bible verse, we learned that David was being chased by Saul. Saul wanted to kill David and because of that, David had every right to be afraid. However, Saul’s son Jonathan helped David. Jonathan helped David focus and find strength in God.

Like David, when you’re facing a scary situation, who you listen to matters. David didn’t listen to fear, which was probably speaking loudly in his ear. David could have done that. He could have listened to the reports that told him Saul was coming to kill him. He could have listened to the voice of fear and let that cause fear to grow in his life.

Fear Speaks Loud

The truth is, when we’re faced with fear, fear speaks loudly! It seems so loud, so big, it’s hard to imagine or think about anything else.

That’s why when you’re afraid, it’s good to do what David did. When faced with a big and scary situation, David realized that what he listened to was important. Instead of feeding his fear, he listened to what his friend Jonathan said. Jonathan reminded him to find strength in God.

David defeated fear in his life by listening to God and reminding himself of what God had told him. God had told David that he would be the next king. David listened to a word from God instead of his fear.

You can do the same. Yes, you might be facing something big and scary like David. However, you can choose what you listen to. Fear might be speaking loud in your life, but you can choose to listen to faith. You can listen to what God says about your situation rather than what your fear says. When you do that, you will conquer fear every time!


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Here’s a recap of this week’s devotions on fear


Day 1 – Fear Feels Big
Have you noticed that fear always feels bigger than what you think you can handle? In this powerful devotion, you’ll learn that even though fear feels big, you’re not facing it alone. See how God can team up with you to defeat fear in your life!

Day 2 – Fear Speaks Loud
When you’re facing fear, it speaks so loud. It’s hard to see anything else or imagine ever being free from the fears that hold you back. Learn in this devotion how to drown out fear and see God move on your behalf.

Day 3 – Fear Stops At The Word

When God speaks, it has to come to pass. That means the things that God has promised you will happen! This devotion shows you how to stop fear with the Word of God!

Day 4 – Faith Holds You Steady In Fear

Fear will try to rock your world if you let it. Choose instead to cling to faith to combat fear. Learn how faith can be the anchor to hold you steady when fear tries to capsize your life!


If you’d like to keep reading great devotions to help you in your battle with fear, check out last week’s devotions on fear.

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