Today, we have the gift of hearing from another fabulous woman! We get to enjoy another guest post from my younger sister Cally. She's amazing! In case you missed her Long to Love debut, click here to read her first post. Here's Cally...
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 4:18
1 John 4:18
It is so amazing to think that Christ's perfect love can cast out all of our fears. Fear that we're not good enough, fear about the future, fear about relationships, even fear about God's will for our lives.
I am most afraid when I think I am in control. When I have to plan something, achieve something, or control a situation, I fear that I will do something wrong or mess up. During the times of most fear, I seem to forget that the Lord is all powerful and that He loves me.
The beauty of this verse is that when we love and trust Christ's perfect love, He drives out all our fear. We can rely on the knowledge that He loves us and works all things for our good (Romans 8). I much prefer Christ's love to a life where I think I'm in control and constantly in fear.