Another antidote for fear is faith. Recently we talked about spiritual warfare and the importance of our spiritual armor. One piece of your armor is the shield of faith, which stops the flaming darts of the evil one.
Listen to me. Our faith in Jesus is more powerful than we understand. Faith is more than belief in God or a particular doctrine.
Faith is the very thing that preserves our soul, our sanity in the battles of life.
The last thing Paul wrote before his death; “I have finished the race, I have fought the good fight, I have kept the faith.” Faith sustained him.
Keep in mind Timothy was a pastor (see previous blog Showing Concern for Others—Antidote for Fear). Pastors are not immune to fear. So to his distressed son, Paul wrote, “I’m reminded of how sincere your faith is. That faith first lived in your grandmother, Lois and your mother, Eunice. I’m convinced that it also lives in you.”
Paul was convinced that faith was still in Timothy, but it clearly sounds as if Timothy was not so sure about it! So Paul spoke faith over him.
“Don’t lose your faith son! Faith will SAVE you!”
 2 Timothy 1:5 GW