If I am not careful, I can let the worries of this world overtake me. I can allow my fears to paralyze me and render me useless. The one thing I believe has helped me the most in dealing with fear is being a student of the Bible. Years of reading and studying God’s word make it possible to call to mind or receive words of holy encouragement at the appropriate time. It is always a thrill to have the right words brought to my attention when I need them the most!
Recently, I was having one of those days when the events in the world were causing me to fret. I remember walking into my laundry room and having this verse from the Bible come into my mind:
“Perfect love casts out fear.” It is a portion of 1 John 4:18 (ESV)
I stood there for a moment pondering this welcome intrusion into my thoughts. I knew it was from God. “What is perfect love”? An answer settled in my soul; “It’s not what, it’s who. Jesus is the perfect love that casts out fear.”
I thanked the Lord for once again bringing to my remembrance words I had read before; words that reminded me to focus on my Saviour, not the world.
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