I am sure we can all relate to being afraid. Afraid of talking in public, afraid of being ridiculed or poked fun of, afraid of pain (physical and emotional), and numerous other things. Fear can keep us from doing things we really want to do or be who we really want to be. Fear can control us.
But, we need to know the the Lord, Himself, is with us when we are afraid and He wants us to stand up against the fear and do it afraid. Fear can not hold us back if God is with us. If God is with us who can be against us? He will be with us every step of the way.
When we feel the fear creeping up we need to stand up to it and “do it afraid” because He says “Be strong and of good courage, do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go”. (Joshua 1:9)