Mrs. Johnson's Fourth Grade
Power, Love, and Self-Discipline
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 2:7
We have a lot we can worry about. School work, friends, being good enough, doing what God wants us to do. In 2 Timothy, Paul was writing to his friend, Timothy. Timothy was feeling the pressure of following Jesus. 25 times Paul encourages Timothy with the words "be strong." Paul was reminding him that even though sometimes being a follower of Jesus was tough work. However, God doesn't give feelings of fear and self doubt. God gave Timothy power, love, and self-discipline. He gives you those things too!
So go be bold and brave in the name of the Lord.