Peter tells us what make life worth living. We are given God’s divine power to have everything we need for life and devotion. This knowledge comes from God. It is what makes us realize that there is corruption and evil in this world but our faith in Him keeps us going forward. He has overcome the world for us.
Because we know this, we must make every effort to add to our faith-virtue with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with devotion, devotion with mutual affection, and mutual affection with love. (I Peter 1)
Our fears are minimized because He is our refuge and strength. He is our fortress and because He lives, I live.