Today’s Prompt: We all have anxieties, worries, and fears. What are you scared of? Address one of your worst fears.
Fear. The bane of mankind. The enemy of love. It eats sleep and fuels disease. Fear probably causes more problems than most anything else on earth.
What am I scared of? What are my worst fears?
I’m afflicted by the same anxieties as are common to man. Fear of loss. Fear of lack. Fear of embarrassment. Fear of death. So many different flavours of fear. However, I’ve found the key to conquering fear, so the common affliction doesn’t affect me much anymore. The fear now comes when I take my eyes off Jesus and put them on my problems. I often have to remind myself that I am more powerful than fear.
2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
How do you conquer so formidable a foe as fear?
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
It is perfect love that gets rid of fear. If I’m afraid, I know I’m outside the bounds of perfect love. I know I need to go back to Jesus and that I need to pray.
What is this perfect love that stamps out fear? How do I find such a wonderful thing?
1 John 4:7-10
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1 John 4:12
No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
1 John 4:15-17
Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
In spite of all this, there are times when I still feel afraid, but I know that God is bigger than any fear. No fear holds power over me anymore.
What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.