And we were greatly encouraged. Although we were encouraged, we felt even better when we saw how happy Titus was, because you had shown that he had nothing to worry about. We had told him how much we thought of you, and you did not disappoint us. Just as we have always told you the truth, so everything we told him about you has also proved to be true. Titus loves all of you very much, especially when he remembers how you obeyed him and how you trembled with fear when you welcomed him. It makes me really glad to know that I can depend on you.
2 Corinthians 7:13-16 (CEV)
Repentance, dependence and obedience result in confidence that eliminates fear and anxiety.
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil. Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. But what we are is known to God, and I hope it is known also to your conscience.
2 Corinthians 5:10-11 (ESV)
You know that one day everyone will stand in judgment, so in worship to God be an encouragement to others so that they will be ready to face God.
Therefore we do not become discouraged (utterly spiritless, exhausted, and wearied out through fear). Though our outer man is [progressively] decaying and wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day after day.
2 Corinthians 4:16 (AMP)
If adversity and hardship contribute to the renewal of our soul then we will be glad and not afraid. Be continually renewed each day through His word.
THEREFORE, SINCE we do hold and engage in this ministry by the mercy of God [granting us favor, benefits, opportunities, and especially salvation], we do not get discouraged (spiritless and despondent with fear) or become faint with weariness and exhaustion. We have renounced disgraceful ways (secret thoughts, feelings, desires and underhandedness, the methods and arts that men hide through shame); we refuse to deal craftily (to practice trickery and cunning) or to adulterate or handle dishonestly the Word of God, but we state the truth openly (clearly and candidly). And so we commend ourselves in the sight and presence of God to every man’s conscience.
2 Corinthians 4:1-2 (AMP)
Through Gods grace and mercy He counts us as faithful. This same grace and mercy allows us to serve Him honestly and in all sincerity, thereby bringing Him glory.
When we came into Macedonia, we had no rest. We found trouble all around us. We had fighting on the outside and fear on the inside. But God, who comforts those who are troubled, comforted us when Titus came.
2 Corinthians 7:5-6 (NCV)
God is able to comfort us when we need it most. So do not look for earthly comforts, but look to Him who is the author of all that is good, and all that we enjoy.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is the Father who is full of mercy and all comfort. He comforts us every time we have trouble, so when others have trouble, we can comfort them with the same comfort God gives us.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NCV)
While we have troubles in this world we have peace in Christ. When we receive His mercies and comforts we are able to comfort others and bring glory to Him.