Intimidation is a common tactic used by those in positions of power to get what they want. It’s a way of putting pressure on you to comply with their wishes, and it can be very effective, especially if you feel like have no other choice but to follow. When something or someone is making you feel small, insignificant, or just plain scared, it’s hard to stand up for yourself. It can be tempting to give up or back down.

For some people, the answer is to turn to their faith. They may pray for strength, guidance, and courage. They may ask God to help them face their fears and overcome whatever is causing them to feel intimidated.

Others may find comfort in reading religious texts or attending religious services. This can help them remember that they are not alone in their struggles and that there is a higher power who can help them through anything.

No matter how you choose to deal with feeling intimidated, know that you are not alone. Many people have felt this way at some point in their lives, and if you turn to God for help, He will always be there for you. His scripture can be your weapon to fight against intimidation.

2 Corinthians 11:20 NIV

In fact, you even put up with anyone who enslaves you or exploits you or takes advantage of you or puts on airs or slaps you in the face.

2 Timothy 1:7 NIV

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

1 Peter 5:8 NIV

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Isaiah 41:10 NIV

So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

2 Timothy 2:15 NIV

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

Psalm 121:2 NIV

My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

Isaiah 41:11-13 NIV

All who rage against you
    will surely be ashamed and disgraced;
those who oppose you
    will be as nothing and perish.
Though you search for your enemies,
    you will not find them.
Those who wage war against you
    will be as nothing at all.
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.”

Philippians 1:28 NIV

Without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God.

Ephesians 6:11 NIV

Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

Proverbs 30:5 NIV

Every word of God is flawless;
    he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

Proverbs 28:1 NIV

The wicked flee though no one pursues,
    but the righteous are as bold as a lion.