"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind" (2 Timothy 1:7, KJV).
Don't fear. Don’t allow it in your heart. It is evil, and destroys all hope. Fear can’t live where His love and faith abound. “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” (1 John 4:18, NIV).
“Fear has to do with punishment.” Guilt produces fear. Sin produces fear. Worry produces fear. Fear is the blight of this imperfect the world. There is fear of illness, of poverty, of loneliness, and of devastation. Fear runs rampant. But His perfect love drives out fear. His perfect love forgives and drives out the blame of sin. Faith springs up because the one who has forgiven has the power to make all things new within his heart.
This world lives in fear. You are perfected in His love, and do not need to live in fear. Fight it. Refuse to allow it into your heart. God has not given you a spirit of fear. He has given you power, and with His perfect love, a sound mind that can stand against fear. Choose to believe that your God is greater, more powerful, and able than any fear that arises. Choose to believe God. Choose to believe His faithfulness even when fear has you so devastated you cannot grasp the hope of His promise. Choose and one day the fear that tries each day to destroy you..... will be gone. He will have overcome because you chosen faith in Him.
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