You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. (Eleanor Roosevelt, 20th century U.S. first lady)
Although we may be fearful of many things, Roosevelt has suggested that there is value in fear. When we’ve survived a frightening experience, we might well have become stronger and gained confidence in our ability to overcome fear. We’ll face the next tough situation with a sense of security and courage. Let’s not be fearful; ask God for strength and move ahead with courage.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7)