By Ryan Kelly –
Fear. It’s something that everyone has felt, and it’s something that no one wants. It causes us to doubt ourselves, doubt where we are, and doubt what we are doing. Fear is damaging to the core.
Satan uses fear as one of his greatest tools. He uses it to keep people from looking to Christ as their savior, and he uses it to keep Christians from growing in their deeper relationship with Jesus. But, fear cannot keep us from God. Rather, God’s love conquers fear.
Paul tells us in Romans 8:38 that, “I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow–not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.”
1 John 4:18 says, “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.”
If you are experiencing fear now, remember that God’s love for you is far more powerful than the fear that ensnares you.
Trust in Jesus with all of your heart, and do not fear anything in this world or the next. God is with you and for you. Never forget this.