Can you feel the fear in the air? Can you sense the panic? Does it creep into your heart at times?
There is no fear in love: true love has no room for fear, because where fear is, there is pain; and he who is not free from fear is not complete in love. 1 John 4:18 (BBE)
Surrendered fear is a powerful thing. I know, because I used to live my life ruled by my fears, which were many, but God has and continues to deliver me as I allow Him access to it.
I don’t remember what prompted me to take an evaluation, one day, as to how many decisions I made were fear based, but I did it, and was completely appalled at how almost all my decisions had fear as the underlying base for them, if I went to the bottom line. Even simple things, like what to make for lunch!
Fear was so ingrained in my thinking that I didn’t even recognize that it was there, until God opened my eyes to it through that exercise. If you had told me I was fearful I would have struggled to believe you – it was that much a life-long part of me. I knew a couple of areas where I was fearful, but had no clue as to the depth of it in my heart.
How empowering it is to have freedom from it! How I thank God that when we surrender our feelings to Him and ask for His in their place, that He does it, and does it thoroughly! Truly, when the Son makes us free, we are free indeed! And we never want to go back to that place of darkness.
How free are you?
I’m praying for you!
By Erna McCann