1 John 4:18
It is so amazing to think that Christ’s perfect love can cast out all of our fears. Fear that we’re not good enough, fear about the future, fear about relationships, even fear about God’s will for our lives.
I am most afraid when I think I am in control. When I have to plan something, achieve something, or control a situation, I fear that I will do something wrong or mess up. During the times of most fear, I seem to forget that the Lord is all powerful and that He loves me.
The beauty of this verse is that when we love and trust Christ’s perfect love, He drives out all our fear. We can rely on the knowledge that He loves us and works all things for our good (Romans 8). I much prefer Christ’s love to a life where I think I’m in control and constantly in fear.