David Jeremiah Daily Devotionals July 20 2022 :
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.
1 John 4:18
Recommended Reading: 1 John 4:17-19
A. W. Tozer wrote, “Fear is the painful emotion that arises at the thought that we may be harmed or made to suffer. This fear persists while we are subject to the will of someone who does not desire our well-being. The moment we come under the protection of one of good will, fear is cast out.”4
Fear is a powerful force. It makes us afraid of something that hasn’t happened yet. But when we call on the power of God to intervene on our behalf, He replaces that fear with His comfort in the knowledge of His presence with us. We know His nearness; we read His promises; we lean on His supporting arms. We know He will work all things for our good.
The same Bible that tells us to cast our burdens on the Lord (Psalm 55:22), to cast “off the works of darkness” (Romans 13:12), and to cast all our cares on Him (1 Peter 5:7) also tells us to cast out our fear.
If the Lord be with us, we have no cause of fear.