A life lived in fear is a life half lived (Alan Hirsch, author).

Some people seem to live in fear. And there is a lot to be fearful about today: diseases, threats of war, corruption in politics and business, to name a few. But, as Hirsch suggests, living in fear robs you of enjoying life; you may experience good times, but you’re always afraid it won’t last. Learning to look beyond the fearful things in life can help you live joyfully in the present.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline (2 Timothy 1:7).