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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Don't Be Overcome By Fear

"There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.  For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love." (1 John 4:18).  

Read that verse again slowly.  Let's take a closer look at fear.  Perfect love=God.  We know this to be true, right?  So, on our behalf, God can cast our fears from us.  Do you think we keep ourselves captive by fears and therefore, in a sense we are punishing ourselves?  God wants so much for us because He loves us dearly.  And part of what he wants for us is to be set free from fear.....of anything.  Yes, I mean anything---the worst fears you have.  He wants to take those shackles off.  Are you keeping yourself in fear with the depression you have?  All you have to do is ask our Wonderful Counselor for help in doing that.  He is waiting.  Take those next steps in your walk with Jesus---be bold and brave or ask Jesus to be brave for you.  Humble yourself and let that pride fall off and ask your heavenly father to take those fears from you.  It may not happen right away, or then again it might--God knows.  You will feel SO much freedom---freedom in Christ to continue to walk with a growing faith because you have passed that hurdle.  It will be joyous!