“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love” (1 John 4:18).
Are you gripped with fear about something?
Love is the answer to overcoming your fear!
Because love is the Christian’s security blanket!
When you were a child-
– did you have a teddy bear or a blanket that gave you a sense of security,
– something you wanted to hold close to you and get wrapped up in?
The Holy Spirit of God-
– is the believer’s warm, loving security blanket!
“Perfect love casts out fear!”
But it never rang true to me because I had never done anything perfectly except sin.
God’s perfect love can eliminate all dread.
It is not our love for Him, but His perfect love for us that will cast out our fears.
The question isn’t:
Am I brave enough?
The question is:
Do I trust His love enough?
Memorize 2 Timothy 1:7-9 this week.