Spirit & Life Devotional
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Get Rid Of Fear
"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." I John 4:18 NKJV
When people in a relationship are afraid of each other, there's a problem. When they are always worried that their actions or inactions could upset their spouse, there's a problem. When there's no freedom for either of them, there's a problem. True love is lacking in that relationship, because there's no fear in love. It doesn't mean that there's no offence in love, what it means is that there's assurance of forgiveness in love!
Fear has robbed a lot of people of a wonderful relationship with God. Just because you did something wrong; let me say it strongly, just because you have had a habit of doing something wrong has not made God to stop loving you! Someone is trying to understand what I'm saying. OK, read what God said to David, "When the time comes for you to die, I will raise up your descendant, one of your own sons, to succeed you. I will become his father and he will become my son. When he sins, I will correct him with the rod of men and with wounds inflicted by human beings. But my loyal love will not be removed from him." 2 Samuel 7:12-15 NET
Did you see that? Nothing will ever make God to stop loving you! God said in Jeremiah 31:3, "I have loved you with an everlasting love!" Now, if you truly love God, you will always want to please Him by doing what is right in His sight. OK? You can't just keep displeasing Him. But here's the point: Hebrews 4:15-16 says, "For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come BOLDLY to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." Let His love draw you closer to Him. Amen.