Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Read What's New Join
Faith
Writers
Forum
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Read Our Devotional             2016 Opportunities to be Published             Detailed Navigation

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!




 
Devotionals PLEASE ENCOURAGE
AUTHOR BY COMMENTING


  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE AS A MEMBER OR ANONYMOUSLY
  SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Free from fear
by Susan Barnes 
09/29/13
Free to Share
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





This verse explains that if we live in fear it is because we don't know how much we are loved. We do not generally associate our fears with not knowing God's love. However fear tells us we are not convinced that God will look after us. Fear tells us we are not fully persuaded that God's ways are better than our ways. Fear tells us we believe God's protection is based on our performance. However the truth is, his love is based on his character, not our performance.

Some use this freedom to sin, thinking that their actions don't matter because God loves them anyway, but God's intention is that the knowledge of his great love will motive us to live righteously and free us from fear.

We no longer fear the future when we realize that because God loves us he will never allow anything to cross our paths that will not ultimately benefit us. We no longer fear the past when we realize that because God loves us he has forgiven us all our sins, even those committed in ignorance (Hebrews 9:7,14). We no longer fear the present when we realize that because God loves us he will enable us to face each new day. Therefore we can let go of our fears and open our hearts to receive his love. Blaise Pascal is credited with saying, "If you knew, really knew, how much God loved you, not one fear would remain in your heart".

Let us "grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ" (Ephesians 3:18) and be set free from all our fears.


PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE AS A MEMBER OR ANONYMOUSLY

Read more articles by Susan Barnes  or search for other articles by topic below.




Read more by clicking on a link:
Free Reprints
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles.
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review.

NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL


God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You


...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19

Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38

LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE

The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 319 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date
Mark Trodd  30 Sep 2013
Courage is not the absence of fear but a willingness to trust our heavenly father and allow His love to motivate us. We may be in danger because we are willing to do this, but at least we know He is with us. Besides, life is dangerous anyway and we have no control over what can happen. We can play it safe and still end up in trouble. ONLY God can keep the promise that "ALL THINGS will work together for good to them that love God" but only we can make the decision to actually trust Him in real situations and so prove that He does what He says. Thanks for the reminder that we are called to live by faith not fear. It may not be easy but it is straight forward.




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com