July 21, 2010

Perspective

"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 him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. 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 4:16-18

Sometimes you find yourself frightened by the circumstances that surround you. They bring about feelings of anxiousness leaving you awake at night wondering what bad news will come the next morning. You become paralyzed by its intensity. You try to concentrate on the things of life that need to be done but it just does not happen. Your issues overwhelm you and you are bombarded by your thoughts unable to separate one from another. Has a situation in your life ever made you feel so bound that you truly cannot take your mind off it?

This is where God steps in. He is the only one who can free you from your difficulties and the power of fear. God's perfect love drives out your fear and He shows you that anything that you go through in this life must first pass through His loving hands. If He allows you to experience a difficult time, then He will most certainly use if for your good.

No matter what trouble you are facing, you do not have to despair. When you call out to Him and lay your burdens at His feet, He is always there to speak peace into your soul. For this reason, you do not need to be afraid. When those nights come and your running mind keeps you from sleep, just turn your thoughts to His perfect love and allow Him to bring peace into your heart.

"I sought the Lord, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears."

Psalm 34:4


 

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