Five Minute Friday – Fear

by | Jun 19, 2015 | Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday.

It’s a highlight to my week. It’s when I get to just let the words fly from my mind, and through my fingers on a one-word prompt for five minutes. Free-writing is a beautiful thing where I can just let go and let the writing happen. I join up with hundreds who do the same each Thursday evening or Friday (or later) at Kate Motaung’s blog. I encourage you to try it sometime. Either on a piece of paper, in my comment section below (I’d love to encourage you), or on your own blog.

This week’s prompt & word:




There might just a million things we could be fearful of in this world.

I won’t begin to list them… the list would be too long.

And we don’t need to be reminded of them today, do we??

I have my personal few that stand out, and I would venture to guess you have some of your own.

I thought I’d do something different with this Five Minute Friday post. Below are a few of my favorite quotes and scriptures about fear, and on not giving into it.

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Don’t panic. I’m with you. There’s no need to fear for I’m your God. I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you. I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you. Isaiah 41:10


Do what you fear and fear disappears. —David Joseph Schwartz


This is all you have. This is not a dry run. This is your life. If you want to fritter it away with your fears, then you will fritter it away, but you won’t get it back later. —Laura Schlessinger

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For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, do not fear; I will help you.  Isaiah 41:13


I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. —Nelson Mandela


Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He’s sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped. —Charles Stanley

May you be encouraged today!







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  1. Heather Nelson

    Great post here, Julie! Very similar thoughts to what I wrote, too. Love these Scriptures and quotes about fear. Thanks for sharing.

    • Julie Lefebure

      Thanks, Heather! God bless you and have a great weekend!

  2. Susan Shipe

    Oh! I’m so glad I’m in parking spot #48 at Kate’s today, right next to you! Incredible and encouraging quotes. THANK YOU!

    • Julie Lefebure

      Glad we’re neighbors, Susan! Thank you for your words and your presence. God bless you!

  3. Ruthie Gray

    Hi again, Julie! I loved your post and all the great quotes/verses on fear. I thought of Isaiah 41:10 also – one of my faves. But this: “This is all you have. This is not a dry run. This is your life. If you want to fritter it away with your fears, then you will fritter it away, but you won’t get it back later” is great! Love it.
    Have a great weekend – see you again next time!

    • Julie Lefebure

      Hi Ruthie! It’s one of my faves too. Have a great weekend as well. Thanks so much for being here!

  4. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    Every assaulter is afraid of what lies on the other side of the door (or window, or wall), before the breach. He may be stepping into eternity.

    But he does the job anyway…not because he’s trying to conquer the fear, to because he’s trying to pretend the fear’s not there.

    He does it because it’s his job, and he promised.

    • Julie Lefebure

      Good points, Andrew! Thanks for stopping in today.

  5. Tara

    Great list of quotes about fear. I love the Nelson Mandela quote. I almost used it in my post.

    • Julie Lefebure

      Tara, I need to follow your blog. What is its name again? It doesn’t come up in your profile when you comment. Thanks for stopping by and for sharing. I love that quote too!

      • Tara

        My blog is

  6. Sharon O

    wonderful quotes and definitely words to think on, thank you. coming over from the friday word prompt site.

    • Julie Lefebure

      Hi Sharon! Thanks for stopping over. It’s always great to meet new friends!

  7. Anita Ojeda

    Your beautiful collect hit the spot for me today, my friend! Thank you.

    • Julie Lefebure

      Hey, friend! I’ve missed you! Thanks for stopping over. I’ll be over to your place soon. Blessings!

  8. Lisa Brown

    I really like your post here!!! I’m doing a blog series God Calm My Anxious Heart. Looking for writers who would like to join us. We just started a Facebook group that is called God Calm My Anxious Heart too. I love your post and I will be sharing your link in our Facebook. I also would like to invite you my Compel Friend to join us on our Facebook page. Love for you to share your encouraging words.

    • Julie Lefebure

      Hi Lisa! Thank you for stopping over. I joined your fb page and am looking forward to seeing what your group is all about. Thanks for your invitation! Bless you and happy weekend!

  9. Abby Breuklander

    Thanks Julie! I needed this!!


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