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 4:18
Do you remember what Jesus said when he came walking on the water to his disciples during the storm?
He literally told them, “Do not fear, I Am.” In the presence of the holy and awesome Son of God, we don’t have to be afraid. God’s grace to us in Jesus takes away our need for fear because Jesus’ sacrifice makes us holy, without fault, and free from any charge against us (Colossians 1:21-22).
Our response? Love! We love our Father for who he is, for what he has done, for his great sacrifice for us, and most of all, for making us holy and taking away our fear.
His love will change the way you feel about and see everything. Recognizing the magnitude of God’s love for you is life changing, everything you will ever need is found in His love and His word. Nothing you’ve ever done or will ever do can stop God from loving you.
“I love you with an everlasting love” Jeremiah 31:3
Do you know how long everlasting is? It’s forever. You can’t make God stop loving you; he will love you forever. His love isn’t based on what you do. It’s based on who he is. The only reason you’re alive is because God made you to love you.
God’s love gives us strength, gives us peace, helps us to get along with each other, comforts us in times of fear, and heals us. Is there anything else in the entire world this powerful or precious?
God is truly honored when we love His words and yes I believe He desires that we seek out His input because we love His way and know that our life is transformed by His goodness. We know from the scripture and from our own experiences, that we find true life as a result of hearing and following His Word.
The love that God has for you is eternal and all encompassing. The perfect love that God is, is actually directed toward you, right here and right now.
You participate in the eternal love of God by faith, It is simply a matter of saying yes to God’s desire to know you and you experience His love in relationship to your faith.
Take a moment of stillness and connect to that love right now. Give thanks for God is good!