There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear…
1 John 4:18
Whose “perfect love” is the apostle John talking about here? Is it our love for God and other people, or God’s love for us? My friend, John is talking about God’s love for us because only His love is perfect.
Why is a personal revelation of God’s perfect love for us so important? Because it’s the key to living life fear-free. The Bible uses the words “cast out” because you cannot psych or reason fear out of your life. You can’t suppress it and hope it goes away. Doing more to conquer your fears doesn’t cut it either. Fear has to be cast out, and the only way fear can be cast out is by exposing it to something more powerful.
Beloved, there is nothing more powerful in the whole universe than the perfect love of God. Today, especially when the enemy puts thoughts of fear in your mind, meditate on how the Father so loved you, He willingly gave up His only beloved Son to die for you (John 3:16). See how in the same way God willingly delivered up Jesus for you, He is right now, more than willing to heal you, protect you, provide for you and give you good success.
Today, because you are God’s beloved, nothing can ever separate you from His presence, His favor, His love and His help. Receive His perfect love today and begin to live life fear-free!