1 John 4:19, Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.
An understanding of the love of God to us through Jesusneeds to grow in our hearts. The knowledge needs to pass our heads and reach our experience and hearts. We have considered this recently at Exchange Church.
My journey has not been a smooth one. What made it even more difficult was that my head believed one thing, but my heart could not fully grasp what it meant. I studied the bible, I knew doctrine, yet my emotions were in the basement.
It took years for my heart to fully grasp the truth of God’s love for me, and only then could I start to find emotional healing that stuck. It was knowing, not just believing God loves me that turned my life around.
Child of God you are loved. There is no room for shame when you know that all of your sins have been totally forgiven. There is no room for fear when you know that you are accepted because of Jesus, not your performance.
Keep your head cool by trusting in the water of God’s love to extinguish the fiery darts of the enemy.