When I think about the root cause of so many mistakes and spiritual pitfalls in my life, the source seems to be the one and only, the ugly, fear. Fear will cause us to buckle and settle for less than God’s best. Fearing failure, health woes, financial stress-even fear of good things like relationships because we’re afraid of rejection. It’ll cause us to disobey after diluting our trust in Him, and even when do stay strong, it’ll rob us of our peace and joy. And scarily, many times fear is rooted in our lack of knowledge and power we’re guaranteed in God’s word. The phrase “fear not” is used at least 80 times in the Bible, most likely because God knows how easily fear can creep into our hearts, and keep us from trusting Him. Here are some of the best scriptures helping us overcome fear by increasing our faith.