"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
There are many problems we are facing today, problems that many of us fear, but God tells us that he does not give fear. When we are in trouble God gives us power, love and a sound mind to help us through our difficulties.
Fear is a lie. It creeps into the back of your mind and start whispering thoughts of doubt and worry. It moves stealthily around and tells you that God will fail you. It says that you are not prepared and you are doomed. Fortunately for us, fear has weakness that you can use to squash it. The best part is, God gives you everything you need to do so.
All you need is power, love and sound mind. If fear says “God will fail you.” you can say “God loves me.” When fear says “You are not prepared.” you can say “God has power.” Sometimes fear will try to disguise itself and seem harmless. It will say “You don’t need to be afraid. Be careless. Have fun! You can’t get hurt if God is protecting you.” Although God is protecting you, he also gave you a sound mind so that you can make wise decisions. If you are ever unsure about the right thing to do, talk to your parents and pray to God.
If you are God’s child, you have everything you need, so stop living in fear!