Lots of people live with the fear that I had as a youth and young man, the fear of death.
This has gone for me now, however I see a different kind of fear in many people today, and this includes many believers in the church.
Today there are lots of people with a fear of life!
What if I lose my job, what if my wife leaves me, what if the economy falters, what if we leave the EU, what if, what if……
Asking these types of questions is, in my view, a fear of life, as these questions are normally asked if we feel negative towards that area.
Very rarely do we ask what if in a positive light!
Living in the world today we have to accept and deal with uncertainty in many areas such as the economy and relationships.
But as I’ve been writing in DIG recently there are truths and certainties in life, such as righteousness and forgiveness.
Fear is something that we should not have as a born again believer.
An understanding of the love that God has towards us will result in less fear in our lives, that is what the Word of God says (1 John 4 v 18).
If we are in fear over our economic future we do not understand that God loves us so much that He will provide for and bless us (John 10 v 10 and 2 Corinthians 8 v 9).
If we fear the rejection of men we do not understand that God loves us so much that He accepts and approves of us (Ephesians 1 v 6).
Fear, in every area of your life, is a lack of understanding about the love God has for you.
So the way to remove any fear is to dive into the love of God!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you God that you love ME”.
1 John 4 v 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