1 John 4:18-19
18 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. 19 We love because he first loved us.
Last week I was talking with a dear friend and catching up about life and all the things going on in their life.As the conversation went on, I was overwhelmed by one thought: Love for God trumps fear. Fear of the unknown, fear for the future seemed to face away in the presence of faith in God.
I have to admit that this is in many ways a strange concept for today’s world. We tend to worry about tomorrow, we let fear conquer our lives without even realizing how it will affect us. In many of the conversations that we have, if we pay close attention to what is said, we find people worried, or carrying a certain feeling of worrying. And that is normal. We are human after all. But as Christians we cannot let ourselves get stuck there. We have to go beyond worrying, and uncertainty. We have to go the place where we remember who we are in Christ, and letting God’s love be our strength and source of life for anything that life might bring our way.
It is this reality of living in Christ, that helps us move on when the storms come in our lives. It is faith that keeps us moving on, when everything else around us seemed to try to stop us.
Today I pray that we all can grasp the love that God has for us, and the way God provides for us time and time again.