The two words, "fear not" are such reassuring words for God's children. These two words soothe our souls, they calm our anxieties for they are coming from our omnipotent Lord who loves us so dearly!
In order to experience this blessed calming, our faith must lay hold to what the Lord is saying, and our lives must be lived in godly fear and near to Him, as the little child when hushed to sleep by a nurturing parent. How many times have we witnessed a baby beginning to cry and the mother gently holds the baby and rocking it says, "Shh...it's ok..." And the baby quiets down and falls fast asleep?
And how God's children need the calming-- the "fear not" of His Word in these days of anxiety on every side. The Lord still speaks to us as He spoke to Abraham, "Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward." (Genesis 15:1). And to Joshua, "Fear not, neither be thou dismayed" (Josh 8:1). These verses apply to us as well.
"Peace be unto thee; fear not: thou shalt not die" (Judges 6:23). "Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them" (2 Kings 6:16). "I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me" (Psalm 23:4). "The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" (Psalm 27:1). "Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil" (Psalm 49:5). "The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?" (Psalm 118:6). "Fear not: for I am with thee..." (Isaiah 43:5).
"Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom" (Luke 12:32). "Fear not; I am the first and the last: I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death" (Rev 1:17-18).