#5604 – Love Beats Fear

Good morning people who lean into the fullness of who our God is.

Psalms 27:1 NIV The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?

I believe that fear is a big problem for many people today, including many Christians. I equally believe that many Christians don’t want to live in fear, and they do their best to overcome it.

But is there a better way?

My Dad has always said, “The best way to get darkness out of a room is to turn on the light.” This is good advice.

King David declared war on fear from a focus on who God is. His focus was on “the Lord is my light and my salvation…the Lord is the stronghold of my life.” And because of this revelation of truth, he rightfully concluded, because of who God is, “whom shall I fear? Of whom shall I be afraid?”

Paul writes the following:

2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

Fear doesn’t come from the Lord, but power, love and a sound mind do come from God!

It’s interesting that these three promises are connected to the fullness of God. We shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on us. God the Father loved the world so much He gave us His Son. And we have the mind of Christ.

The answer to the spirit of fear that comes from the evil one is the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit! The answer is always God.

Remember, the antidote for fear is not faith – it is love; it is God Himself.

1 John 4:18 NIV 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 4:16 NIV And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.

May we all enter into a deeper revelation of God’s love for us. May His love drive out all fear.