One of my biggest challenges in life is to not be afraid. The last few years I have been working on my fears by giving them to God and by doing it afraid. I gain strength in the knowledge that I am not alone when I fear where I am at. I love this verse, it is a constant reminder to me even though it is one that we most hear during the Christmas season. I go back to it often through out the year and remember that He gave us His son so that we may not be afraid.