Context makes a difference in conversation, but also when we read the Bible. That's why we created Bible Need To Know, a recurring feature that looks at the story behind the stories in the Bible. Use these devotionals as you read
Teresa of Avila continues. "Yours are the eyes through which he looks with compassion on the world, yours are the feet with which he goes about doing good, and yours are the hands with which he blesses the world." via Melanie Jean Juneau
(Philippians "For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him." Timothy For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
If fear is not from God, if fear is a liar, then fear is out in your path to keep you from trusting God and grasping what He wants for you. Fear is one of Satan's best tools to keep you from realizing God's purpose in your life.