Perfect in Love

“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.”

NIV 1 John 4:18; KJV 1 John 4:18

If we abide in God’s love, we can’t be afraid. He loves us so much that He gave His only Son so we can be free from the chains of sin and death. If we truly believe and love God, there is no place for fear. We are forgiven and made perfect in love. 

Read 1 John 4

Perfect in Love

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The fear of the Lord?

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
    all who follow his precepts have good understanding.
  To him belongs eternal praise”

NIV Psalm 111:10; KJV Psalm 111:10

In our human ignorance we often try to lean on our own wisdom. Who are we to bow to anyone? Who is He that we should fear him? “I am a good person, I am doing my own thing” many of us may say. Wrong! Lose your pride my friend! Apart from God, we are just a bunch of  lost souls in the vast Universe. He loves us, but He also corrects us and wants us to obey Him and return to Him when our time here is up.

Read Psalm 111

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No One Cares For My Life

“3 When my spirit grows faint within me,
    it is You who watch over my way.
 In the path where I walk
    people have hidden a snare for me.
 4 Look and see, there is no one at my right hand;
    no one is concerned for me.
 I have no refuge;
    no one cares for my life.
 5 I cry to you, Lord;
    I say, “You are my refuge,
    my portion in the land of the living.”

NIV Psalm 142:3-5; KJV Psalm 142:3-5

When troubles arise in our life, who do we turn to? Who will wipe away our tears? Who lifts up our spirit? The Lord mighty and strong! He is our refuge in times of troubles and doubts. Reach out to the Lord. Call on His Name. Seek His help. His Love surrounds us every day of our lives.

Read Psalm 142

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Entangled?

“Mine eyes are ever toward the Lord; for He shall pluck my feet out of the net.”

KJV Psalm 25:15; NIV Psalm 25:15

Entangled in the problems of all kinds? Look up! Keep your eyes on the Lord. He will deliver you. Trust Him. His Love for you is stronger than the soul can hope and the words can express. Your solution is found in Him. Get on your knees and pray.

Psalm 25

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Fear No Evil

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. “

KJV Psalm 23; NIV Psalm 23

Evil resides in dark places: in sin, fear, bitterness, anger, unforgiveness, envy. It comes to torment you at your lowest point. Let the Light enter your heart and evil will not stand a chance. The Light of the World will be your shield. Reside in His Love, Goodness and Mercy.

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Do Not Be Afraid

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

NIV Joshua 1:9; KJV Joshua 1:9

I BELIEVE. What am I to be afraid of when God of ALL creation stands by my side?! He is mighty and powerful. He loves me. He protects me. He upholds me. He comforts me. Wherever I go, He goes. I am not standing in the wisdom of men, but in the POWER OF GOD. I am not afraid! Troubles will come and go. My Deliverer will get me through it.

Joshua 1

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