“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.”
1 John 4:18 NIV
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.
You are loved.
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 drives out the darkness within you.
What drives fear out? Love.
The love of Jesus.
What if you make a mistake? Will God reject you?
No. Jesus took your punishment upon Himself so you can live fearlessly.
Jesus stands with you and will not abandon you.
Don’t let fear be the reason you shrink back.
Face your fear today, surrounded by the assurance that you are fully loved and fully supported by the Maker of the universe Himself.
Hang your hat on His love and get down to the business of loving others with the confident abandon that comes with it.
“So that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men (human philosophy) but in the power of God.”
1 Corinthians 2:5 AMP
When your faith rests in the wisdom of man, it will falter because at it’s best, it is a human attempt to explain divine power.
When your faith rests in your own feelings, it will surge and wane like the waves of the sea.
When your faith rests on your past experience, it can morph into whatever you have experienced, good or bad.
When your faith rests in the Son of God it is like a solid rock upon which the waves of emotion break, the wisdom of men shatters and He becomes the foundation of truth that gives your experience perspective.
Don’t make your decisions based on how you feel, what others say, or what happened in the past.
Ask Jesus to lead you and He will. The One who died for you rose again and sits at the right hand of God will show you the way forward.
He is bigger than your fears, knows what to do with your worries, and is working behind the scenes to bless you.
May today be filled with the promise of the finished work of Jesus and bring you to a new level of faith that is not tossed by emotions but anchored in God’s unchanging love for you.
“But GOD’s not finished. He’s waiting around to be gracious to you. He’s gathering strength to show mercy to you. GOD takes the time to do everything right—everything. Those who wait around for him are the lucky ones.”
Isaiah 30:18 MSG
You can’t see what God is doing “behind the scenes” in your life but He is working.
You don’t know how He is going to meet your needs, but I know that He will.
You don’t have to worry about the why’s, how’s, or when’s.
Jesus comes to you so that you can receive all God, your Father, has for you.
I am praying for you to experience God’s matchless, unbroken companionship while you wait for Him to do what only He can do.
I am praying that you will experience His victory, favor, love, peace, and joy, while you wonder how He is going to do it.
I believe that God is preparing things for you right now and that they will be right on time (maybe not your time but in His time).
While you wait, trust.
While you trust, worship.
While you worship, rest.
Have an amazing day enjoying what you have while you wait for what God is preparing for you.
“For He, God, Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. I will not, I will not, I will not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let you down or relax My hold on you! Assuredly not!”
Hebrews 13:5 Amplified Version
God will not leave you without support.
Jesus is bigger than your situation.
He will not leave you helpless.
He will not relax His hold on you.
He will make a way where there seems to be no way.
As you face the challenges before you, know that God is beside you in them.