- Columbia University Bible Fellowship
No fear in love
Updated: Sep 17, 2020
Several places in the gospel, Jesus says, "Fear not." He performed miracles, gave the crowd his word, and walked and talked with them. But still, in the hearts of man was fear. Why?
How can we overcome fear? Is it really by seeing another miracle? Getting one more encouraging word for the one thousandth time? Maybe talking to a friend could be the solution, but how do we get to the root?
1 John 4:18 says, "Perfect love casts out fear." It is the love God has for us that sets us free. His loves speaks to who we are in him. When I know Jesus' perfect love for me, I am free. I no longer need to be crippled by the fear of man's opinion. I am covered in love and grace. No longer will I need to fear failure: not getting the highest score on the exam, not getting that job interview, or even making a mistake on the job. His perfect love will see me through.
If you are battling with fear of any kind, allow God's love to wash over you. Know that if He is for you, nothing on earth can be against you. He wants to fill you with HIS love. The life lived thereafter will indeed change your life.