It is simple-minded to think we can be forever rid of all our fears. As a matter of fact, some fear is healthy. God-given response to danger. However, when we clutch our fears and dwell on them, this is unhealthy.
Carrying fears like a "security blanket" is detrimental to peace. But here is an amazing observation: some people do not want to let go of their fears. In a strange sort of way they enjoy the attention they receive from others when they remain fearful.
What they do not realize is that peace of mind continues to elude them. Only by putting away growing apprehension can one escape total slavery to fear. Once freed from the chains of trepidation, the joys of confident peace can gallop through the soul.
Struggle to be honest in your work and look out for the tricks of the enemy of good. Be obedient and submissive to your Magistrates even if they have impolite manner. Keep hold of humility because the one who humbles himself will be exalted and loved by both God and people.
Pope Saint (St. Abba Cyril VI) Kyrillos VI 116th Pope of Alexandria
that breathes, breathes by air and cannot live without air; similarly
all reasonable free creatures live by the Holy Spirit, as though by air,
and cannot live without Him. “Every soul is quickened by the Holy
Spirit.” Recognize that the Holy Spirit stands in the same relation to
your soul as air stands in relation to your body.
Filled with love, the holy
Apostles went into the world, preaching salvation to mankind and fearing
nothing, for the Spirit of God was their strength. When St. Andrew was
threatened with death upon the cross if he did not stay his preaching he
answered: ‘If I feared the cross I should not be preaching the Cross.”
In this manner all the other Apostles, and after them the martyrs and
holy men who wrestled against evil, went forward with joy to meet
pain and suffering. For the Holy Spirit, sweet and gracious, draws the
soul to love the Lord, and in the sweetness of the Holy Spirit the soul
loses her fear of suffering.
The Comforter, the Holy Spirit, who fills the whole universe, passes
through all believing, meek, humble, good, and simple human souls,
dwelling in them, vivifying and strengthening them.
one spirit with them and everything to them – light, strength, peace,
joy, success in their undertakings, especially in a pious life, and
everything good – “going through all understanding, pure and most subtle
spirits” (Wisdom of Solomon 7: 23). “We have been all made
to drink into one Spirit” (I Cor. 12:13). All pious people are filled
with the Spirit of God similarly as a sponge is filled with water.