...Get Rid of Fear~! In His Word 8-1-22


Perfect Love Gets Rid of Fear! In His Word   8-1-2022

        We walk in a world full of things that scare us. We have a fear of failure, a fear of success, a fear of injuring ourselves,  getting hurt and even a fear of being afraid!

 Where can we go to find peace and know that we have no reason for fear?                         

Let’s look- In His Word!

 Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your sons will be like olive shoots around your table. Thus is the man blessed who fears the LORD. Ps 128:1-4


The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short. Proverbs 10:27-32

Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared. Proverbs 3:25-26


But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him!   "Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; therefore, you are of more value than many sparrows. Luke 12:5-7

Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us. 1 John 4:17-19


  Okay, so what are you afraid of? According to the many scriptures I have read today the only thing we are to fear is the Lord. Why would we fear Him? After all He loves us it says so right up there!

   The word fear here is referring to a reverence. Sometimes we have the other fear, the one that comes with trembling and anxiety, or worry. 

I can remember as a child climbing up a hill of dirt and roots with my brother and sister. My sister was younger, and she could only climb so high before she would slide down and go to mommy for hugs. We would usually climb halfway up the steep incline and then slide down on box pieces or our britches. It was so much fun! You might liken it to sliding down a hill of snow on a toboggan, you go until you stop.

One certain day my brother Bill and I decided we wanted to climb higher. To be truthful, I was influenced by his exuberance to go higher and slide even faster than we were going to begin with. It would be exciting and adventurous, so it did not take much to get me to go along!

As we climbed higher and higher, seeing one more root to grab hold of seemed to be continuous. Just a little higher, just a little higher, we would say to one another as we climbed! Talking about how fun it was going to be when we slid all the way down lost its flavor when we finally stopped and turned around.

 We had actually reached the top of the hill! We were the king and queen of the hill! Only one thing stopped us from sliding down that hill right then… fear.

My brother took one look at the distance and realized that if we were to slide we could get hurt at this point. So, we had to figure out what to do.

This park was in the trees, but there was a road that led to it, and he knew the way to the entrance to the park. He made the decision for us, knowing that we would catch it for climbing so high in the first place but deciding that if we did not walk around we might not make it to the bottom again the other way. That gut feeling, we had when we looked back will never leave my memory. We knew we had gone too far.

            The fear I had of getting hurt was nothing to the fear I had for getting in trouble. I knew that my parents would be mad and worried about us, but we needed to be safe. I followed my big brother’s lead and decided the trouble we got into was nothing in comparison.

Now I did not start out that way, I wanted to get down right away because I did not want to get into trouble! I wanted to do the right thing all the time and always be good! I actually argued with my brother first and cried a bit even! (I was after all only about 8 years old!) But then I finally gave in to his wisdom and followed him knowing that things would not be easy at the other end. Even when we made it back to the park, got in big trouble from our parents for disappearing on them I still saw my brother as wise from that point on. He knew that we would have been broken had we not stayed focused and thought out our moves and took the punishment for making those choices. 

            We have a Big Brother, Jesus! He took chances and made choices for us that kept us from harm! He still does today! If we keep reminding ourselves that He knows better than we do! Well, the choices we make to follow Him will keep us from harm. 

            My brother was brave enough to stand against me yelling at him and encouraged me to walk the right path to get to safety. I chose to follow that and even though things were rough at the end I knew it was far better than what could have happened.

            Today I am reminded of this because I realize that I still carry some fears with me from time to time. It is not fear of getting punished, but it is a fear of failing, of going too far, of not doing what I set out to do.  So today the scriptures are telling me that I do not need to fear these things.

His love took away my fear, because it shows me that it does not matter if I fail if I keep doing what He tells me to do. It does not matter if I trip, my God will still love me.


I also see in these scriptures that I do not need to fear, because He will take care of me, no matter what!

When I asked Jesus to be Lord of my life and confessed with my mouth that I believed in Him I made a lifelong commitment to follow His steps. I decided to allow Him to take care of me and bandage my skinned knees, instruct me in how to not trip up again and then walk the right paths. I have no reason to fear, because God is with me in whatever I do… in whatever I do!


   Do you know something? I think that sometimes we think that God is with us in some things we do, but not in everything. The Word of God tells us straight when it says that He is with us withersoever we go!  That means wherever, whatever, whenever. You can check out Isa 41:10 and Josh 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." 

            So, if God is with me when I climb a mountain, whether it is a mountain of success in writing, or publishing a book or if it is success in home-instructing my children… God is with me. I know that because God is with me, I have nothing to fear, because His perfect love casts out all fear!

Hmm…. I see a circle here that keeps me hedged in and fear on the outside!  Be encouraged and know that He is with you today in all that you do, not just in the things that you ‘feel’ are God’s will, but also in the things that you probably should not be doing… because He is with you always! Just something to think about there!

            When we fear the Lord, it is a Godly Reverence type of fear, and that is okay. The fear of getting in trouble for doing the wrong thing often keeps a child in line. We as God’s children are kept in line by the idea that we do not deserve the love and forgiveness that He gives us, yet He still does. Because of this fact, we fear doing what He does not want us to do, not because of the wrath of God as much as not wanting His deeds to be for nothing.

I hope that made sense; I know what I want to say but it is hard to get out the words we hear sometimes. I want you all to know today that it is okay to want to please God, and to strive to do so just because you love Him. I want you to know that it is okay to step out into new pastures to climb new mountains and find the safest route is following after His directions. Also, I want you to know that God is with you, and He will go before you to make your path straight and smooth if you just put your trust totally in Him!

There goes my favorite scripture again… Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not into your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path! Proverbs 3:5-6.

Dear heavenly Father, help me to overcome my fears and to step out in faith trusting You to be with me in all that I do. Thank you for Your love casting out my fears and keeping them away from my reach today Lord. In Jesus name, amen.