Then today when this fear rears it's head remember you left it here.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.—Isaiah 41:10
No man aspires to be spineless. Yet in this time and season of life so many are living in perpetual fear. Fear of the future. Fear about income. Fear of the unknown. Fear about simply shaking someone's hand. We are surrounded by individuals living in persistent fear that are perpetuating it. But fear is not evil unless it paralyzes us. Fear is actually useful for warning us of impending danger that lies ahead. But "living in" fear, is not suitable for you as God's man. We need to understand our fear as a preparatory stimulus rather than a paralyzing response. It's preparation for something great that you never have to do alone. It's preparation for an adventure with God who "will strengthen, help, and uphold you with his righteous hand."