To be honest, sometimes when I peer into the future I get a little scared. Will it all be okay? Will the happily ever after happen? And so quickly fear begins to rear its head. It builds up seeking to overwhelm. Like floodwaters or a fast incoming tide.
In these times I think I need to man up, show up, gear up! I think I need to be braver, stronger. Have more courage, have more faith.
But the antidote to fear is not about me stepping up. Not is it me demonstrating greater faith.
It is quite simply love.
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear.” (1 John 4:18)
The opposite of fear is not faith or even courage…it is love.
It is being conscious of the love of God for us. It is knowing that God, who loves us, is in control. And even more so, it is about abiding in God – for God IS love.
“For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)