2 Timothy 1:7
Power, Love, & Sound Judgement
Our fear may come from the unknown, not knowing what or how something is going to happen. But fear does not come from God. Our imaginations can make problems look so big they overwhelm us. Fear enslaves us, but Christ sets us free. He gives us a spirit of power, love, and sound judgement. The sound judgement can help us put fear into perspective and power to overcome that fear.
This turned out more just like a summary of my devotional today, but when it dawned on me the scripture does not stop at God has not given is the spirit of fear, but it goes on to say what God HAS give us. He has given us power, love and a sound mind. If we can grasp what God has given us we can rise above the fear that holds us down and back.