2Tim 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Fear is the absence of courage which may result from the threat of danger. Anytime the Lord called men to a task, they were all terrified because of the assignment. They were alarmed because the undertaking was more noteworthy than them. God consistently tended to their fear first by assuring them of His presence and strength.
We all deal with fears at certain times, levels and degrees. This is one of the weapons the adversary uses to cripple believers. Satan is the captain of terror, he used this tactic with Goliath to terrorize Israel. For 40 days, Saul and his men were paralyzed and unable to advance because of fear. Fear compromises faith, and God has given us what we need to combat fear. His word empowers and assures us of His love. David confronted Israel’s fear with the word of God despite being labeled young and unqualified, so is Timothy here who received a word from Paul to remind and courage him amid timidity in the ministry of God’s faithfulness.
Isa 41:10, “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand”. When fears knock and it will, let faith answer the door.