Advent Week 2, Day 3 – Uncertainty Is Part of Life, But Fear Doesn’t Have to Be
1 John 4:16-19
We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love.
God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.17 And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.
18 Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. 19 We love each other because he loved us first. (NLT, emphasis mine)
Uncertainty breeds fear like rabbits. I know, as it has been my companion for far too long. I’m beginning to realize that it doesn’t need to be.
Uncertainty is part of life, but fear doesn’t have to be
because of the promises contained in the above verse and others like it.
So, what do I do to expel fear? The verse gives the key, “we have put our trust in his love”.
As I grow in trusting God’s love, I am finding that fear lessens its grip.
Praise God. This song really ministered to my heart this morning as I deal with my own fears and uncertainties.
You unravel me, with a melody
You surround me with a song
Of deliverance, from my enemies
Till all my fears are gone
I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God
From my mothers womb
You have chosen me
Love has called my name
I’ve been born again, into your family
Your blood flows through my veins
You split the sea
So I could walk right through it
All my fears were drowned in perfect love
You rescued me
So I could stand and sing
I am child of God
Read more at http://www.songlyrics.com/bethel-music/no-longer-slaves-lyrics/#S0sDkyEWmxL5aBgo.99
Are these posts bringing life to you this holiday season? I’d certainly appreciate your comments and encouragement. These posts are birthed from my heart to yours because I’ve been there, and am still at times, and so want to share with you where I’ve found light and hope.
With love and prayers,