Perfect love casteth out fear – 1 John 4:18
Love and fear cannot dwell together. By their very natures they cannot exist side by side. Evil is powerful and fear is one of evil’s most potent forces.
Therefore, a weak and vacillating love can soon be routed by fear, whereas a perfect Love, a trusting Love, is immediately the Conqueror, and fear, vanquished, flees in confusion.
But I am Love because God is Love, and I and the Father are One. So the only way to obtain this perfect Love that dispels fear is to have Me more and more in your lives. You can only banish fear by My presence and My Name.
Fear of the future – Jesus will be with us.
Fear of poverty – Jesus will provide. (And so to all the temptations of fear.)
You must not allow fear to enter. Talk to Me. Think of Me. Talk to Me. Love Me. And that sense of My Power will so possess you that no fear can possess your mind. Be strong in this, My Love.
These are words two English women who wished to remain anonymous heard from the Lord during a blessed season in 1933 during which they sought Him together daily – published as the December 12 entry in the highly recommended devotional book, God Calling, A. J. Russell (Ed.), Barbour Publishing, 1984, used by permission.