When I was told that I had Cancer it didn’t scare me. When I was told I needed surgery it didn’t scare me. Then again when I was told that I would need chemo and then radiation, I did get scared. I suppose that this was fear of the unknown.
There were times when I was really scared and would go to family members for prayer. There were times that I would just lay in bed and pray for strength. I had to remind myself over and over that fear is not from God.
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. It isn’t just talking about being timid. If you look the word timid up in the dictionary you will see that it means fearful.
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.
Lord please give me your strength and always hold me in your hand.