The Sum of It- In His Word 2-26-24


The Sum of it-In His Word -2-26-2024

As we near the end of the month of February I read this section in the Word the other day and thought about how it sums it all up! By it I mean how His love takes the fear away from us, or rather makes it not needed, or null and void!

We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.  And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So, we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. Such love has no fear because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. 1 John 4:16-18

Since God loves us this much we have no reason to fear, His love has taken our punishment in the form of Jesus the Christ who died on the cross for us, and rose again after taking on our punishment for all of our sins. So, that means, when we fear pain, or fear ‘scary things’ it is useless to feel the fear. 

According to the Words in verses 17-18 we do not need to fear the final judgement because of Christ, and over all we really are fearful of some sort of punishment that will never come for us. Then because we believe in the Lord Jesus, and the saving, salvation, that He did for us on the cross also removes the fear that we feel? That says it pretty plain. 

Sometimes we can be anxious about things, but this is not really fear is it? It doesn’t matter because the Word of God says not to be anxious about anything. That instead we should with thanks give glory to God and thank Him and praise Him instead of worrying or stressing or just feeling that confusing feeling of fear. I hate to be the one to tell you, because I am telling me too. That confusing feeling is not about God. Yes we get anxious, no we can’t always just get through it on our own. We need God’s help!  No we are not intended to be anxious, it is not God’s plan for us.

Sometimes things happen to us because of circumstances in our lives, and we do not know what to do about it. We do not always know how to pray.
Jesus teaches us how to pray.

We do not always know what to ask.

Jesus tells us to ask anyway, the Holy Spirit will help us.

We do not know why we feel anxious sometimes, in those times we need, need , need to pray and ask God to show us the reason, ask Him to help us not feel that way, and then remember that He loves us enough to take away our sins, and our fears, so why not our anxiety too?

He can do it! Be anxious for nothing…Philippians 4:6 in NLT version says it this way;

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6

Check it out in your version and see if it doesn’t just sum it all up!

Thank Jesus for showing us what to do with those oddities of life! Read the Word and find the answers today!

What are you afraid of? A little bit of love that goes a long way?