You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.
Faith that is strengthened in real relationship with an Almighty God cannot simultaneously live in fear of the things of this world. It knows a loving assurance in the trust placed in a sovereign, loving, and wise God. And it can lean back on Him as events around life keep the soul close to The Lord.
Faith exists at all times, not just when it is convenient, not for a show in public worship but in the depths of the thoughts of the inner person. That is why we can handle more than we realize we can. Arrows may fly by day, but God is our shield and refuge. Terrors may come at night, but God is our joy and our song. Pestilence stalks the darkness to strike without warning, yet God is a protector and our healer. Tragedy could strike in the middle of any day at any time, but faith will take us beyond it all. The threats are real, but the faith is too. The causes for fear may never go away, but neither will our God!
Faith that is real faith will be known in these ways. It will find love and relationship with God that is greater than any of our fears. It will trust. And none of those fears is greater than God. The sum of all fears cannot come close to the overwhelming peace of God that surpasses all understanding!