Sunday, October 14, 2012

God is love vs. the issue of fear

"...Another liberating effect of the love of God on your life involves the issue of fear. Have you been afraid of God or what God might allow to happen in your life? The Scriptures answer your concern with the cross of Christ, the supreme evidence of God’s love for you. “Since he did not spare even his own Son for us but gave Him up for us all, won’t he also surely give us everything else?” (Rom 8:32,LB). Fear surfaces when we feel that we may be harmed or made to suffer. For a moment, imagine someone who loves you. Picture this same person with all knowledge to know what is best for you and all power to allow only this best to take place in your life. Could you be afraid of such a one? Would you fear what this person might be “planning” for you? The nature of God’s love causes Him to always desire what is best for you. The fact that He controls all things enables Him to accomplish His desire. No wonder resting your faith in this “perfect love casts out all fear” (1 John 4:18).

Behold Your God!
By Myrna Alexander

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