Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. – Isaiah 35:4
God is calling us out of fear. He is calling us to be strong. God loves us, and He wants to take fear out of our lives. Why? Because with fear comes torment.
If you have ever had a panic attack or an obsessive thought, you know fear, and you know how your mind is stuck on one thought. Like a dog with a bone, it won’t let go. And the more you think about that thought, the more fear builds inside you.
That is the torment and torture of fear. That is why God wants us to lean on Him to take care of us instead of us taking care of ourselves.
When we base our security on us, we fail. When we base our security on Him, we win.