But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful. Sing to God, sing in praise of his name, extol him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before him—his name is the LORD.
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written: “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.”
Do not be afraid, land of Judah; be glad and rejoice. Surely the Lord has done great things!
“Do not be afraid, for I am with you.”
Therefore, this is what the Lord, the Lord Almighty, says: “My people who live in Zion, do not be afraid.”
Then the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” … Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous.”
Then I said to you, “Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them.” … The Lord your God, who is going before you, will fight for you … before your very eyes.”
The Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.”
And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as children?