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)
Today's Morsel: Why are there so many people suffering from fear. Why do we fear each other? Why do we fear people of different races? Why do we fear convicted felons? Why do we fear our bosses and leaders? Why do we fear our spouses? Why do we fear not getting what we ask for? Why do we have all these phobias about us? What is there about fear that sends that scare within us? Paul tells us, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."(2 Timothy 1:7) He lets us know that fear is a spirit. It is an evil spirit that God did not give us. It is a spirit from the pits of hell. The antidote for fear is love. If we are going to be able to deal with fear, we must become perfect in God's love. Jesus told us to not let our hearts be troubled, but to believe in Him (John 14:1-2) . When we are made perfect in His love, because God is love (1John 4:8), we can overcome fear; because greater is He that is within you than he that is in the world. Fear is just False Evidence Appearing Real. When you show forth His love, fear leaves.
Sing: My God is bigger than all my questions, bigger than all my fears, yes, my God bigger than any mountain that I can or cannot see.