I John 4:18 reads, “There is no fear in Love; but perfect Love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in Love.” So many times it has felt like I should not be afraid, that it is something I need to do. Of course, I realize that fear is the basis of all anger, negative feelings, disease and pain of any kind. That verse is not telling us that there should be no fear in Love, but there is NO fear in Love. God is Love and can know no fear. “Be not afraid” and “Fear not” are all through the Bible. Would God expect His child to do something so difficult?
The Truth is God knows no fear, so how can we? We handle this with the knowledge that we are talking about God here, never, ever human love.
It’s been raining here hard for a full day with several days more predicted. Have to turn the television off from time to time to keep from being mesmerized from all the dire predictions and graphic photos of destruction. This morning I have been working with the first verse out of our Hymnal which reads
“In heavenly Love abiding, No change my heart shall fear; And safe is such confiding, For nothing changes here. The storm may roar without me, My heart may low be laid; But God is round about me, And can I be dismayed?
Today, I will continue with gratitude for all blessings. Only Good is going on!! That is certainly not burying my head nor being delusional but my faith in God grows daily. Praying for our state of Texas during this hurricane.