i remember my junior year of college…
i don’t know why i loved it so much, but i remember just laying in my bed crying as me and my roommates listened to it!
i remember thinking about the part that says…
have no fear
i love you perfectly
love drives out fear
there is a verse in 1 John 4:18 that says this
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear…
i have contemplated this verse so many times.
i have never thought of love as the opposite of fear!
i would maybe think of courage as driving out fear.
this is it.
God is love.
our definition of love comes from who God is!
if we feel unloved, the thing that we are comparing how we should be feeling to…
is God’s love!!
God’s love is perfect.
if we realize that God loves us perfectly…
is always kind and patient,
doesn’t keep a record of my sins,
always wants good for me, never gives up and never ends?
and this love.
from a God that is unchanging and unsurpassably powerful.
tell me this.
what in the world could i possible be fearful of?
and that explains my question!
resting in a love like this
leaves me with a peace that can not be explained
and the fear
whatever you are afraid of right now….
compare it to the love that an amazing Father has for you.
because the opposite of fear?
and not just any love!