Perfect Love banishes fear- 1 John 4:18
There are times when fear, doubt and anxiety creep into our lives about things we are facing or undertaking. I know I have dealt with that a lot. However there is something that absolutely expels fear and that is the perfect Love of God. There is something about knowing that you are God’s beloved, and the focus of this love that strengthens your faith, It is what gives you hope and confidence and enables you to step out in faith, even unto the raging waves if so needed. I believe when Peter stepped out of the boat, it was because of his trust in the heart and known love of Christ as he looked into his eyes, like a child who jumps into the waiting arms of a dad, he trusts.
What challenges, do you face today. What stress or fears are keeping you bound up. What “What Ifs” are holding you back in life. Allow the truth of God’s Love for you- kick the fear out!
Everything we receive by faith must be based on the Love of God or otherwise it is not faith. Thats why a religion based on fear and judgement does noone no good. It lacks the ability to change a life. But when I under stand the Love of God and that Love that God has for me and that I am God’s beloved- it transforms my Life!
Paul prayed in Ephesians 3:17-19 that Christ might dwell in us and we might be rooted and grounded in Love and that we could comprehend the great dimensions of God’s love that is passes knowledge and be filled with the fullness of God!
What a prayer and what a powerful Love that can bring us into God’s fullness!