Fear is not from God. Only God's perfect love can cast out that fear.
Friends, I have been living in extreme fear these last few weeks (really, who am I kidding? I have been living in fear these past few YEARS!).
Today, I was reminded that only God's love can take away that fear.
God loves us no matter what.
It's ok to be afraid because that is when Christ's power is made perfect in our weakness.
He is with me. He will guide me. And He LOVES me beyond measure.
When I am afraid, I have to come to Him and lay that fear at His feet.
1 John 4:18 says: "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."
Over the past 3 years, my life has been pretty scary.
A pregnancy in which I hemorrhaged through. A devastating heart diagnosis for our unborn baby. Multiple open heart surgeries on our newborn baby. A foreclosure/short sale on our house. Many financial issues. 2 pregnancies in 2 years. PTSD. My dad's diagnosis of Stage 4 lung cancer.
I have lived my life these past 3 years in constant fear of "what is next?"
But, God's love is enough. The pain is there, but His love takes away the fear. There is Hope for a future without pain and suffering. His blood covers me.
I refuse to live in fear any more. I have no control over what is going to happen next. I refuse to be controlled by this fear anymore. God's love is enough for me and makes me perfect in Him.