Joshua 1:9 – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified: do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. (NIV 1978)
My Musings – We are afraid of many things, most of which are misplaced. We are told elsewhere (Luke 12:4-5) to not fear those who can only kill the body and do no more. Rather we are to fear Him (the Righteous Judge), who after our deaths, can condemn us to hell. Perhaps this is another reason that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom?
But if we have a right relationship with the Father (through the Son), we need not be terrified of or discouraged by anything. For when we are in a relationship with Him, nothing (neither life nor death) can ever separate us from Him. And to be absent from the body (physical death) is to be present (spiritual life) with the Lord.
My Advice – Don’t be a pussy cat. Be a Lion. Be strong and courageous. After all, aren’t we related to the Lion of the Tribe of Judah?