Love vs Fear
originally written & posted
4 May 16

photograph by: Shirley/Missouri/May 2016
Perfect love casts out fear. (1 John 4:18)

After a night of tossing and turning all I wanted to do this morning was sleep forever…or at least for a few weeks. :)

Fear of the unknown had a stranglehold on my heart and refused to let go…taunting me in the darkness with all the “what ifs” that could happen.

Then the dawn came.

The still small voice that commands the shouting darkness to back away reminded me that my Father God is still in control. Even though the situation seems to portray evil having the upper hand…that is a lie straight from the bowels of hell. 

I am not naïve enough to believe that nothing bad will ever happen to me. Bad things happen in this life. We live in a fallen world and heartache of crippling pain can happen anytime, anywhere.

But what remains true forever are the promises of our Creator God. Years of Bible study have taught me that even through the worst situation this world can throw at us, our God can, and will, use it for His glory when we give Him all our broken pieces. He is the One true God and no one and nothing can stand against Him. Ever.

My Daddy watches over me with an Everlasting Love and faithfulness that can never be matched. I can rest safe and secure in the shadow of His wings. What I needed to be reminded of is the fact that nothing will happen to me today without permission from my Heavenly Father…and if He gives it permission, He will also give it purpose.

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