Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Matthew 10:28 NIV
God wants me to keep a big perspective, a spiritual perspective.
This is a stern verse but it is only there for my good. God knows how easily we are overcome with fear.
He wants us to shift our eyes off the things or people we fear and refocus on him. If our child was about to step into danger, we would speak sharply and strongly to get them to pay attention to us and avoid the danger. God knows that as long as we keep our focus on him that we will be safe. Our bodies are only here on earth for a short time anyway and, while we live here, if our thoughts are on God he will keep our soul from despair even when things are difficult. God is the only one with real power.