I have a number of things I am afraid of. God is God and Jesus is working with me to iron those things out. Jesus is the light of the world. Jesus is not going to let me fears hide in the dark. Jesus brings them out into the light.
The Master (aka Lord) is my light and my salvation —
whom shall I fear?
The Master is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid? | Psalm 27:1
What is fear? It is an attitude of anxiety or distress, caused by concern over a threat to my future. Scripture provides numerous examples of situations in which fear is experienced. It declares, however, that God alone is to be feared, and moments of human fear can be opportunities for deepening faith in him. God and Jesus are constantly reminding me to “fear not”!
Matthew 10:29–31 (NASB) — “Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30 “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. “So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.“
There is no fear in love. If I am afraid, I don’t really believe that God is good and in a good mood. I’m afraid that God is going to punish me. I have to let the love of Jesus drive that out of me.
1 John 4:18 (NASB) — There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.
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