God doesn’t want us to live a life of dread and fear, but one that allows us to become the persons that God created us to be. The writer wants Timothy to not be afraid, for God’s Spirit of faith will be with him. He doesn’t have to let the issues of life keep him down indefinitely, with God’s Spirit, his fears can be overcome.
As fallible human beings we can’t help but sometimes have fears and nervous moments. That comes from living on this side of the kingdom. But God’s Spirit can help us overcome our fears. We can find ways through prayer, reflection, Bible study, and frequent worship of moving into a position where we can hear the Holy Spirit’s guidance in our lives. Blessings on your journey! Vernon T.