"Don't be afraid, my love. "
I whisper to the trembling child at my side.
"Everything is going to be alright."
Fear is such a common fact of life, but it wasn't meant to be that way. God made us to live in peace. He wants us to enjoy this life and see the beauty of it, if we will just put our trust in Him - He will give us peace. A peace that passes understanding (Phil 4:7) to the many who haven't experienced it.
I've heard it said that fear is what makes you feel alive, but I would say the opposite - fear keeps us from living. It paralyzes us. Thankfully, we don't have to live in fear. In fact, life is full of peace and beauty when we put our trust in our Creator.
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee."
2 Timothy 1:7
"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."