It’s hard to keep on your game when the obstacles appear to make victory impossible. Arguably, the biggest obstacle is not what’s out there, but what’s in here, namely, fear. Franklin D. Roosevelt, president of the US during most of World War II famously said, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” Yet there were extremely serious matters to contend with, such as the unparalleled combined military might of Germany and Japan. But more debilitating than that could be obsessing with fear over them. We all encounter certain fears in our lives. Some are good, rational fears that keep us safe and secure. Others are irrational and work against us. God tells us “Fear not.” But this is not possible for us to accomplish on our own. Through Jesus, debilitating fears can be overcome.