Fear Has No Place in Love

Fear Has No Place in Love

Love is made complete in us by knowing God’s love for us. If ever we are confused by the seemingly complexities of God we need not look further than love. He is love. When we live in love we live in God and God in us. This is what completes us. It is what makes us feel whole. Living in this way will keep us from the feelings of emptiness that the world would have us believe in. How incredible that we can be like Jesus in this world. Living with no fear because we are so consumed by love. We can have supreme comfort in knowing who to turn to when we feel even the inkling of fear. Without fear we get to live in perfect love. This is how we were made. Let us never forget this, so that we can release fear and lean into more love.

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. 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.

1 John 4:16-18 NIV

Letting love invade every aspect of our lives makes our faithfulness remarkably strong. Uniting love and faithfulness is our superpower as followers of Christ. Writing what God is to us in our hearts is the reflection of our love and faithfulness. This reminder will live in us and not depart. It will keep us coming back for more of who He is. Continuing to come back to Him keeps us firmly planted in love and faithfulness. This rids us of all the negative things this world has for us. We will begin to see favor in our lives, because of the goodness that comes through us by the power of God.

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.

Proverbs 3:3-4 NIV

Considerations for your planner:

  • Do you feel fear about anything in your life? Write it down and then invite God into that area of your life.
  • Is the love you feel a reminder of God in your life? Write down how you feel love in your life.

A Story of Living in Love:

I think fear and worry used to consume my life. This is when I would look to the world for logic and reason for my circumstances. I would choose my worldly knowledge and what I could make sense of. I knew God then, but I did not KNOW God then.

Getting to know who God is has brought me out of fear and worry. I am still human and feel fear and worry, but it is always fleeting. My knowledge of God, through His word, is my new logic. His word has an answer for everything.

This is how I live now. I live in His love, peace and joy. Fear and worry never have a hold on me anymore. There is an ease to life I did not think was possible, yet I could not imagine being without. The more I grow in knowledge about His ways the more I am able to channel His love for myself and others.

- Anonymous

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