“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.
1 John 4:18 NIV
Jesus came to the earth He created for one thing: to perfect love. The word perfect here doesn’t mean flawless, it means complete…completed completeness.
A love that bleed when the lash tore open His back and the splintered wood of the cross dug into it.
A love that persevered through the unendurable physical and spiritual pain of the cross until He could uttered the truth, “it is finished”.
This love has been made completely complete. The debt of sin has been paid and the great chasm between God and man has been crossed.
When fear rises up to dismantle your faith or weave it’s tentacles around your feet to trip you up, You must remember this fact: You have nothing to fear.
Christ took your punishment completely so that you could let His love complete you. It is perfect love and in it you are made whole.
Jesus walked the earth, spoke truth to all who would listen, healed broken bodies and restored broken souls to God. It was His love that breathed life into the first lungs of man and His word that drove the darkness and chaos back before that and it is His love that sets you free to love as freely and completely as you are loved.
What drives fear out?
The love of Jesus.
Hang your hat on it and get down to the business of loving others with the confident abandon that comes with it.