May 21, 2019
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18
When you read the verse, “Perfect love casteth out fear” what’s your reaction? You may be thinking, “I can never manage to achieve perfect love.” But that’s not what John is saying. Think of it this way: you have no need to fear Someone who loves you perfectly.
God’s perfect love can eliminate all dread. It’s not our love for Him, but His perfect love for us that will cast out our fears.
Are you gripped with fear about something? Do not give in to despair. There is hope. 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 blanket that gave you a sense of security—something you wanted to hold close and get wrapped up in? Well, dear friend, the Holy Spirit of God is the believer’s warm, loving security blanket.
The question isn’t “Am I brave enough?” The question is “Do I trust His love enough?”