Take the situation of a child provoking a dog because the dad is between him and the dog.The child is assured that the dad will protect him.At times we forget the role our God plays. Don’t worry about your situation, focus on your strength-God. As it is said “Don’t tell God how big your problem is, tell your problem what a big God you have”. The fact is that God is not only standing between us and our problem, He is in us! -and equips us adequately to handle our challenges.
However, there is a simple thing that you are required to do; be bold and step out. I hope this changes your mentality towards whatever you face.God bless.