Fear is the darkroom where negatives develop. Faith is the greenhouse where life is birthed! (Jim Brown, pastor)
People who live in fear, as Brown says, are prone to thinking negatively about life in general and their own plight specifically. Of course, there are many things to be fearful of—disease, drunk drivers, thieves—but a life of fear becomes unbearable after a while. We need to discover what is right and true and put our hope in those realities.
Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (Philippians 4:8)