God’s remedy for your fears is His perfect, unconditional, unfailing, unending love!
For only perfect love casts out fear.
A true sense of security comes only from knowing that we are loved with a love that can never end, that God cares about, even the smallest details of our lives. When we are persuaded that nothing that happens can harm us, the torment of fear is overcome!
My heart was filled with so much joy yesterday at the Church, when we got singing the hymns. I was particularly strengthened by this stanza:
“He will guard my soul, and leave me never;
From His love no power on earth shall severe;
And I know He’ll keep me now and ever
In the hollow of His hand!”
Nothing can separate us from Christ’s enormous love for us.
Not circumstances. Not temptations.
Not angels. Not demons. Not death. Not even all the powers of hell!
If there’s one thing in all the earth worth believing, it is the intensity and eternity of God’s unconditional love for us. God’s boundless love makes all the difference.
Our joy doesn’t come from the fact that there will be no troubles. No, for there will always be troubles!
Our deep sense of joy comes from knowing that we are not alone, that we have help right there in the midst of the the troubles. God is our present help. When? In times of trouble!
Listen to what He says:
“If you’ll hold unto me for dear life,” says GOD, “I’ll get you out of trouble. I’ll give you the best care if you’ll only get to know and trust me. Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times; I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party.
I’ll give you a long life, give you a long drink of salvation!”
(Psalm 91:14-16, MSG)
Again, God says to you,
“…Do not fear…
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
(Isaiah 43:1-2, NIV)
We conquer fear when we are convinced that God’s love will never fail us, that His love won’t quit on us in the middle of troubles. And that He will keep us from being harmed; give us the best care; and get us out of any trouble. When we come to know and really believe that God is with us – that we are not alone – we are no longer afraid, no matter what we come up against.
Knowing that God isn’t against us, but for us, and that He isn’t angry with us, but takes a peculiar delight in us, is key to daily victory over fear.
Apostle John the beloved stated this truth in his epistle.
“We need have no fear of someone who loves us perfectly; his perfect love for us eliminates all dread of what he might do to us. If we are afraid, it is for fear of what he might do to us, and shows that we are not fully convinced that he really loves us.”
(1John 4:18, TLB)
The intensity of our fear reveals just how much we are yet to come to grips with the fact of God’s unconditional, unfailing and unending love for us.
Our greatest challenge is not the circumstances that surround us, but our inability to believe that God really loves us – enough to keep us unharmed!
It’s my prayer that you will come to really believe the intensity and the faithfulness of God’s love for you. Then His perfect love will stump out fear, and cause your troubled heart to be at peace. In Jesus Name.
With much love,
Prince Iorungwa Najime
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