”For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” -2 Timothy 1:7
A certain amount of fear is natural and is built into who we are physically speaking. This fear is quite helpful in the presence of danger, when our intuition kicks in and protects us from harm. But there is another kind of fear that the Bible warns us against. It is a spiritual fear in which we are limited in living bodly for God. The source of this fear is never God.
We don’t have to be timid when it comes to proclaiming Jesus Christ to our neighbors and our world, and we don’t have to be timid when it comes to living the Christian life with boldness either. God is on our side and He is the soverign God and the victorious Savior. He simply never causes or desires us to show fear in our lives, but rather to demonstrate the power of God.
Are there fears in our life based on an incorrect view of God or a lack of trust in Him? Lay them at the foot of the cross and seek His power and boldness to overcome and live with divine courage.