Ask me what my ‘life verse’ is, and I’ll point you to this one. It was one of the first verses I committed to memory as a child, because it gave me an instant dose of strength and courage when I felt afraid. And I’ve always been an anxious person. When the ‘mountains’ of school… Continue reading A life verse for scaredy-cats like me…
Perfect love. Is there any such thing? Human love, though delightful, is flawed, weak, imperfect. Human love grasps at perfection but never makes the cut. God’s love, however, is perfection entirely. God’s love changes a person’s life, and does something amazing. It casts out fear. It expels it entirely as we lift it, weak-kneed, to… Continue reading The number one fear-buster
On what are your eyes focused today? Are you staring at a computer screen at work, or keeping a close watch on your active toddler? Maybe you’re gazing into the eyes of the one you love – or checking out an action-packed game on TV. It can be hard to keep our eyes fixed on… Continue reading Where are your eyes today?
“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.” 1 John 4 ESV http://bible.com/59/1jn.4.18.ESV Fear has a way of taking us captive. It starts off small, like a tiny ripple, then can build up and up… Continue reading God’s perfect love washes away our fear
Do you struggle with fear and anxiety? I think most of us do sometimes, especially when life throws us a curve-ball. But I like that the Psalmist in the Bible never says “I don’t struggle with fear”. Rather, he shares his strategy for how to respond when worry does come his way. Psalm 56:3 says, “When I… Continue reading When you are afraid, who do you trust?
http://bible.com/111/psa.56.4.NIV What ‘mere mortals’ are you struggling with at the moment? Trust in God and ask him to take away your fear of other people. You are secure in his arms. He loves you more than anyone else could, and offers complete security, even beyond this earth. Rest in the perfect will of your loving… Continue reading I am not afraid
“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted… Continue reading Incomparably great power