Fear of not fitting in…

Being a teenager is often super awkies – most of the time is spent figuring out who you are and who you want to be. Our peers don’t make this season of life any easier. The fear of rejection is real. The pressure to be someone you’re not comes with that fear.

Fear stops us from being the person God sees when He looks at us. Fear stops us from loving ourselves. Fear stops us from knowing that we are accepted – Romans 15:7 ( tells us that we have been accepted by Jesus.

Will you lay your fear at the feet of Jesus today?

Read Proverbs 19:8 (



What worries you? What are you anxious about?

Maybe it’s the report card that’s coming? Or what others think of you? Or whether there’s enough money for life? Or is there going to be food on the table tonight? Is it safety? Do you fear what the future holds?

Matthew 6:25-34 ( tells us not to worry about these earthly things – this verse may seem super insensitive but Matthew wants us to know the God that we serve. When we know, REALLY know who God is, fear, worry, and anxiety fades.

Proverbs 3:21-26 ( tells us that Jesus (wisdom) will protect us and we can sleep without fear. Look to Him more than you look at your fear.



Fear is something that many of us face on the daily.Sometimes fear shows up through its cousins’ worry, anxiety, panic, or stress. And it can be so crippling in us moving forward into the things that God has for us. Fear often stops us from living the life God wants us to live.

The words “Fear not” occur over 300 times in the Bible – almost once for everyday of the year. God definitely does not want us living in fear!

Over the next few Fridays, let’s journey together through Proverbs and see what God has to say about fear.

Proverbs 1:33 (
2 Timothy 1:7 (



The psalmist says of God’s people, ‘They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly.’ (Psalm 112:7-8
It’s good to note: we’re not promised that there will be no bad news, or that we won’t have enemies. As the game of life plays out, you can expect both bad news and enemies.

The comforting truth is that we needn’t fear these things, because we’re already on the winning team. The match might be long. We might be unfairly benched or red-carded or punched in the scrum – but we already know Who has won – and we’re with Him.