It takes absolute faith in God to be truly brave and bold in this world.
Absolute assurance in God is real confidence, while a lack of faith in Him means a lack of power, leaving you exposed to danger, and making you feel insecure, helpless, weak, even unsure of yourself, and afraid to make the next move.
A man’s belief in God as his supernatural protector serves as a buffer from that man’s fear of all things in nature and in life.
Your belief in a heavenly inheritance through Jesus Christ makes you stronger and bolder to strive and go through life passing the “narrow way” without a fear of Satan, demons, enemies or even death.
Fear is as old as man himself.
Of all the diseases known to man in biblical days, leprosy was most dreaded because of its incurable and contagious character, and more so because of its horrible effect upon its victims, it filled the bravest of men with fear.
Fear is a painful response to physical and emotional danger, a response to acute stress, anger, angst, anxiety, fright, horror, joy, panic, and sadness.
There are so many situations and circumstances that we face or confronted with in life which makes us become fearfully cowered. Some of our fears are real, concrete, objective, and are thus Constructive fears.
Others are subjective, unreal, imaginary, and made-up, built up through our motions or emotions, or calculated by way of our momentary feelings and submissions, and are thus Imagined fears.
Because you think you might not know enough and could make mistakes, people sometimes become so paralyzed with the fear of making a wrong decision that they panic and lose sight of starting what they need to accomplish. Being hindered by fear, they end up doing nothing.
Feelings of inadequacy create the fear that leads to failure.
Self-confidence could only boost your ego, lift up the id, and massage your self-dependability. However, when we suffer feelings of inadequacy or failure, where can we put our confidence?
Self-confidence can wax and wane as we wade through life. No matter how lowly we may be, as depraved sinful men and women, the Lord is ever faithful and willing to deliver us out of every fear if we could call upon Him in faith at every time of time of distress.
How sad the religions of the world focus on giving forced and coerced reverence and worship to fearful gods, mindless deities, and devilish demons to explain creation and human existence.
Fear upon fear will always end up in fear. This is the reason the world is in fears most of the time. It is impossible to get peace in the world in any life or culture without the power and name of Jesus Christ, no matter how we try.