18 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.
19 We love because he first loved us. - 1 John 4:18-19
Fear paralyzes us. It causes us to stop dead in our tracks, unable to move forward. It is such an intense emotion that it can cause us to rage against the people in our lives, and it can cause us to become very controlling. Unmanaged fears can destroy our relationships.
When you are afraid, there are two things you need to do to drive it away. First, remember you are in God’s family - you are chosen and beloved. If someone or something makes you afraid, you need to stop and remember that you’re a child of God. You’re not an orphan; you’re not alone. He is your Father, and God is greater and more powerful than anything.
Secondly, you need to call on Him. You can cry out to Him anytime and he will hear you. He’ll send his Spirit to come and calm you down. What do you fear the most right now? For most people, it’s the fear of being out of control, the fear of things happening that are beyond your control. The truth is that most of your life is beyond your control...but it’s not out of God’s control. Your Father is in control, and He has a plan for everything He allows into your life. You just need to remember whose child you are and that you can call on Him any time of the day. Replace your fear of what may happen with the trust that He is in control, and you will find peace.
Press on ~ you are loved 💗
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