I have a fear issue. As a believer in Jesus, this is not a good thing. The Bible speaks so clearly on the topic and it would appear as if I’m not taking any notice. This is a problem.
1 John 4:18 says this on fear:
Love has in it no element of fear; but perfect love drives away fear, because fear involves pain, and if a man gives way to fear, there is something imperfect in his love.
It would seem I have a very big problem. If I allow fear to over take me, this is what I believe I am saying:
“I think God doesn’t care about me. I don’t think God can provide for my needs. I am convinced God has other things to do than be concerned for me and my needs; financial, physical or spiritual. I don’t have value.”
Wow! When I look at it like that, it is clear that I shouldn’t have any fear. God is all I need for comfort, protection, provision and salvation. If His Word tells me not to worry and to trust in Him and that nothing can separate me from His love, then what am I so fearful for?
It’s time we start reminding ourselves of God’s love and the truth of how He feels about us from His Word, and to stand firm on those promises. I remember reading once that Joyce Meyer used to write down every instance of favour and kindness she received in her life as an extension of the love of God. When she looked back at her journal, she became overwhelmed by God’s love for her. That’s some good advice right there!
Where in your life do you have fear, and do you think that trusting God in those areas will help to rid you of that worry?
Here’s something by the relevant and comical, Skit Guys. Be blessed, be strong and be brave!