Kris Vallotton

It comforts me that Timothy struggled with fear, yet that did not disqualify him from his great call. For some reason, in seasons of intense conflict we often feel as if we are the only ones who have ever gone through such a thing before. We can feel alone, abandoned and isolated. But the truth is that “no temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man” (1 Corinthians 10:13). There is nothing we can experience that others have not gone through already. There is no depth of fear, no intensity of panic, no dark hole of depression and no hold of discouragement