For years i thought the opposite of fear was hope, courage, or strength. The true opposite of fear is faith. And when fear causes paralysis, it quenches our peace, and attacks the foundation of that peace—namely, our faith. Peace goes out the window when fear is present.
Much of fear is rooted in doubt that God is capable of dealing with the crisis at hand. Faith says, “Yes, God is capable of all things!”
Faith says, “I will not be traumatized by threats. I will act wisely, not fearfully. And if the threat does come to pass, I believe God will help me deal with whatever is thrown at me.”
Our challenge in times of threat is not to focus on what might become a reality, but rather, to focus on what we can count on being true.
Truth is - “Gods got this thing”
“Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.””