Being afraid is a bad feeling at the pit of your stomach. Its almost like we know when something is wrong.
I have been in many fearful situations. One was with a car accident. I actually Itmention it in my hub.
We either live in fear or faith, one cannot live in both. However it is just natural to have a fearful reaction. This is part of being human. My experience has led me to live in faith more so, with faith we can do anything, like Jesus says we can move mountains.
Fear takes over our bodies and makes us easy targets for evil thoughts. I guess you could say devil/satan stepping in to control our minds. It is his way for us to doubt the Holy Spirit.
Of course its hard, but when the situation goes away so does the fear until next time.
And we all worry about our children being out we all do, I have done it over and over and over. The feeling is scary and your heart beats and you cant sleep.
I trust that the Almighty will protect us now like he promised.
It is hard to escape fear as mentioned by dghbrh it is part of our everyday life. We look at the world today and it is a fearful place alone, so we have to instill this fear of what is going on around us into our very own lives.
If you try to live by faith alone, you will see that your fear will start to diminish.
Its hard to believe that a spirit we cannot see will protect us, however fearing the mere things that are out there is what we run from, so just maybe what we do not see is what can protect us.