The short answer is — it’s both. Fear is good because it’s an emotion and all of our emotions are good. Even anger can be good because it’s an emotion that alerts us that something in our environment is causing us to feel anger, fear, anxiety and something’s wrong. So, it’s a signal. We’re supposed to sit up at attention and do something. But that’s where the evil comes in. If we make decisions out of our emotions, generally speaking we choose the wrong thing.
A lot of people try to control their emotions with medication, drugs, external things. The best way to control your emotions believe it or not, is through prayer. Truly! There are many things that we can do to control our emotions and make ourselves feel better but prayer, praying to God is the best way to control our emotions, and stabilize ourselves and feel calm.
I recorded a program about this. Please listen to it because emotions are very important to the human being and we must learn how to control our emotions in a healthy beautiful way. They are meant to be our indicator that something in our world is amiss — or good. Because we all want to feel joy, but joy and making decisions out of joy and happiness isn’t right-headed either.
Fear is both good because it’s an indicator something’s wrong and evil if you make decisions out of fear, it’s the wrong way to go.
I hope this was informative and I wish you happiness and peace on earth in our time. God bless you.