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Fear of failure can stop us from taking chances, pursuing what God wants, and growing into who we’re meant to be. Luckily, God can help us overcome this fear. With him on our side, we can be confident that failure isn’t fatal—it’s just part of growing! God can shape everything into something good, and even if we fail, he will never fail us. He can turn every mistake into something that shapes us into who we are meant to be. Listen to this Scripture Playlist episode to bolster your courage so that you can grow in the ways God is calling you to.


A good person will never fail; he will always be remembered. [7] He is not afraid of receiving bad news; his faith is strong, and he trusts in the LORD. [8] He is not worried or afraid; he is certain to see his enemies defeated. [9] He gives generously to the needy, and his kindness never fails; he will be powerful and respected.

Psalm 112:6-9 GNT

Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest. [6] Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another-or maybe both.

Ecclesiastes 11:4,6 NLT

The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.

Proverbs 24:16 NLT

As for me, I look to the LORD for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me. [8] Do not gloat over me, my enemies! For though I fall, I will rise again. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light.

Micah 7:7-8 NLT
[4] But God is rich in mercy because of his great love for us. [5] We were dead because of our failures, but he made us alive together with Christ. (It is God’s kindness that saved you.)

Ephesians 2:4-5 GW

I stand silently to listen for the one I love, waiting as long as it takes for the Lord to rescue me. For God alone has become my Savior. [2] He alone is my safe place; his wraparound presence always protects me. For he is my champion defender; there’s no risk of failure with God. So why would I let worry paralyze me, even when troubles multiply around me?

Psalm 62:1-2 TPT

Fig trees may no longer bloom, or vineyards produce grapes; olive trees may be fruitless, and harvest time a failure; sheep pens may be empty, and cattle stalls vacant- [18] but I will still celebrate because the LORD God saves me. [19] The LORD gives me strength. He makes my feet as sure as those of a deer, and he helps me stand on the mountains. 

Habakkuk 3:17-19 CEV

What a terrible failure I am! Who will save me from this sin that brings death to my body? [25] I give thanks to God who saves me. He saves me through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 7:24-25 NIrV

Love is always supportive, loyal, hopeful, and trusting. [8] Love never fails!

1 Corinthians 13:7-8 CEV

God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?

Numbers 23:19 NLT

Then David continued, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. He will see to it that all the work related to the Temple of the LORD is finished correctly.

1 Chronicles 28:20 NLT

My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.

Psalm 73:26 NLT

Some of you had foolishly committed a lot of sins and were in terrible pain. [18] The very thought of food was disgusting to you, and you were almost dead. [19] You were in serious trouble, but you prayed to the LORD, and he rescued you. [20] By the power of his own word, he healed you and saved you from destruction.

Psalm 107:17-20 CEV

“My word is like the snow and the rain that come down from the sky to water the earth. They make the crops grow and provide seed for planting and food to eat. [11] So also will be the word that I speak- it will not fail to do what I plan for it; it will do everything I send it to do.

Isaiah 55:10-11 GNT

“And if anyone longs to be wise, ask God for wisdom and he will give it! He won’t see your lack of wisdom as an opportunity to scold you over your failures but he will overwhelm your failures with his generous grace.” 

James 1:5 TPT

“Whenever our hearts make us feel guilty and remind us of our failures, we know that God is much greater and more merciful than our conscience, and he knows everything there is to know about us. My delightfully loved friends, when our hearts don’t condemn us, we have a bold freedom to speak face-to-face with God.” 

1 John 3:20-21 TPT

“Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.

Joshua 23:14 NIV

“He said, ‘That’s what I mean: Risk your life and get more than you ever dreamed of. Play it safe and end up holding the bag.

Luke 19:26 MSG

“Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.” 

Deuteronomy 31:8 NLT

The pressure never let up; all the juices of my life dried up. [5] Then I let it all out; I said, “I’ll come clean about my failures to God.” Suddenly the pressure was gone—my guilt dissolved, my sin disappeared. 

Psalm 32:4-5 MSG

Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? [37] No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. [38] And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. [39] No power in the sky above or in the earth below-indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:35,37-39 NLT
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