Taking a stand against fear is consistent with the Bible's instruction to "trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding" (Prov. 3:5). Our own understanding may lead us to overestimate the object of our fear and underestimate God"s power. When we are afraid, we can depend on God's understanding and trust in His love for us that casts out fear. The very next time fear creeps into your life, don't panic, God can be trusted in the darkness. Trusting God's faithfulness dispels our fearfulness.