No Fear!! – 2015.06.06
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears whose love is not completed.
1 John 4, 18
Do we have concern or worry or fear? Here, in this verse, God shows us His way out: Perfect Love.
It’s about the love of God, for my own love cannot be perfect. But when I’m in God’s perfect love, then I am completely safe and secure. Who should still scare me? The problem with us is that we are not so perfect within the perfect love of God. Disbelief, fear, doubt … all this hinders my oneness with God.
It’s nice to have a few minutes to relax and be and give all pressures over to God. It’s relaxing to marvel at the size and love of God and to worship. And it is comforting to confide in God, this God who is very kind to us. It may well be that things end up differently, as I would have liked. But I know it’s always as the will of God. Because he so loves me, I can trust him with everything and I can take it, however the matter works out. I can talk to him about everything and tell him my desires and concerns; – And then in Him be calm, because I have to leave it to him. Then goes worry, fear, anxiety and self-pity. Secure in Him, in all the storms and disquiet, that is my place.
Sometimes I am afraid of God. Because he is holy, and I am not. I fear His judgment, His righteousness and His punishment for my unholy life. But God himself is active : he forgives and assured my heart: There is no more accusation; he loves me endlessly. If my heart grasps this, then God’s love dissipates this fear of damnation. Yes, our God thinks of everything, he knows us and has our solutions! Our faith in our all-powerful, loving, merciful God dispels all fear!
Thank you, Jesus, that connected with you I am no longer afraid. Worries and fears cannot oppress me. You’re there and care for me; – What more can I want? In Your love I am completely secure.
Bible Reading Today: Luke 5, 33-6, 11