great question. there is more than one kind of fear. there is the fear we feel when we sense something is wrong or danger is near...the kind we should listen to and act on to stay safe and alive. then there is the momentary fear or startle that we cannot control, like when a large bird swoops across your windshield late at night. then to there are the fears of the mind...things that dont exist, or perhaps do but are not as bad as we make them by worrying about them. a lot of what man fears, those in the mind, not momentary or physical things, are often things we believe will happen, and on that belief we worry until the fear grows nearly to big to handle. it is the fears of the mind that we CAN control. we need only realize their source, look at the true facts, acknowledge and accept our own weaknesses...and realize that sometimes our weaknesses are our strengths.
in all honesty the best way to overcome all fears of the mind is in trusting in GOD. in understanding HE is in control of all, and nothing can harm me without HIS permission, or should something happen, at least I know there is a purpose in it or HE would not have allowed it, even if i cant see that purpose right away...i have no fears of the mind anymore.