And we can continue to manage fear, control fear, diagnose fear as a disease and give you some medicine.
You have a decision to make? I can’t make that decision for you
Or we can receive what the Lord has for us and we can abide in in the Spirit of Love (Let me say this that if you do not have a Spirit of love about you, then you may have a spirit of woundness about you and that lends to fear. or you may have a Spirit of hatred, resentfulness, or bitterness and these will harbor fear, and depression. Because you are made to love, what do you mean I am made to love, you are made to love, because you bear the image of God and God is love.
Abide in the Spirit of Power, and abide in a Spirit that has a sound mind. A mind that is sound, resolute, clear thinking, not ruled by emotion but transformed by the Word of God
But here is where most missed it. the reason why john is writing this......
26 For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries
Where was he? He was in the Mamertine Prison. If you visit Rome, go across from the Roman Forum and ask somebody to show you the Mamertine Prison, and go down into that dark, filthy pit where the apostle Paul was there, abused, misused, neglected, threatened, waiting to be killed. You don’t find any fear in Paul—not the spirit of fear there. As a matter of fact, he’s telling Timothy, “I’m in prison, but I know whom I have believed; (2 Timothy 1:12) and, Timothy, God has not given us the spirit of fear.”