Proverbs 3:25,26, Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
The amplified Bible reads this way: Be not afraid of sudden terror and panic, nor of the stormy blast or the storm and ruin of the wicked when it comes (for you will be guiltless). For the Lord shall be your confidence, firm and strong, and shall keep your foot from being caught (in a trap or some hidden danger).
This means do not let fear rule your life always thinking about some mishap or disaster that may befall you.
Thinking that the Lord is not with you if you must face a tornado or a hurricane or a crash of an airplane or an auto accident or someone breaking in your house.
Fearful of fear itself.
Sometimes the Lord will require what appears to be a risky venture on your part.
Perhaps a dangerous venture and fear of fear may stop you from obeying the Lord.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his first inaugural address on March 4, 1933 said this: "Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself-nameless, unreasonable, unjustified terror which paralyzed needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."
Being afraid of being afraid.
Worrying about things that may happen.
Fainting when action is required.
Letting fear of fear immobilize, not trusting God to keep evil from befalling you.
Not trusting God to keep plagues from coming over thy dwelling.
Not believing his promise that his angels have been ordered to keep charge over you, lest you dash your foot against a stone.
Neither are you to be afraid of the desolation of the wicked.
Desolation means the devastation, the rushing over of the wicked.
The tempest or storm or waste ness of the wicked.
God's mind is to laugh at their desolation. See Psalm 2.
Are we to be sympathetic or compassionate on those who reject Jesus Christ and now face desolation and devastation?
Neither are we to be afraid when this time comes.
For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
This word confidence speaks of fatness.
It is used to describe the flanks of animals, the side muscular parts.
Son, let the Lord be your fatness, let the Lord be your sustenance, let the Lord be your muscle!
Fear is simply that which keeps or immobilizes you from drawing on the fatness of God.
Call upon him and he will answer you and deliver you in trouble.
Know his name and he will set you on high and he will honor you with long life and salvation.