Reading from the Book of 1 John 4:18, John 14:7
1John 4:18 There
is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear
hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
God is the love that drives out all fear. The more I open my heart to Him
in childlike faith and “remain in love”, the more He enters, driving
out the darkness of fear and giving me a holy confidence, boldness, and
John 14:27 Peace
I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth,
give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be
The confidence comes from not knowing about Him, but knowing Him. The problem is that many of us have not truly opened
our hearts to God. We keep Him at arms length for many reasons...from
fear that He rejects me, or will not provide for me, or will demand too
much of me, etc. But Jesus says that, unless we become trusting like
little children, we cannot have the kingdom of God, we cannot have that Love that drives out fear.
Let us not close our hearts, let us not lose confidence, let us never give up. There are no situations which God cannot change. Therefore, the first and
foundational key to not being afraid, is to "Let Love In!"