Cast Out Fear

Keep yourselves in the love of God.

Jude 1:21

As you wait for the doctor’s verdict on the nature of those cells he saw in your scan, or as you look at the dark mass on your X-ray, you can’t help but be filled with trepidation. You try telling yourself not to be fearful, but you can’t seem to stop fearing. Do you know why? Because you cannot reason your way out of fear. Fear is not logical.

The only way to get fear out of your life is to cast it out, and the Bible tells us how:

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment.

—1 John 4:18

You cast out fear by exposing yourself to the perfect love of God. Keep allowing His love to inundate you and drive out every fear. The Bible talks about keeping ourselves in the love of God. Instead of focusing on the pain in your body or the sickness causing your loved one to suffer, keep yourself in His love. Set your mind on the infallible, inexhaustible, and perfect love of your heavenly Father.

You have a God who loves you so much He gave His Son to die on the cross for you. That, my friend, is why you can always have rock-solid assurance you are loved by Him. The Bible defines His love for us like this:

God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.

1 John 4:9–10 NLT

The cross is everlasting proof of God’s love for you. The cross is the measure of how much He loves you. You must never judge His love based on your circumstances. The devil can attack your circumstances, but he can never attack the cross. Take your eyes off your circumstances and put them on the cross. That’s where God’s love for you was demonstrated once and for all.

This devotional is taken from the book The Healing Power of the Holy Communion—A 90-Day Devotional.

If you or a loved one are dealing with a health or mental wellness challenge today, know that we are praying for you. We would also like to encourage you to read "How do I walk in faith and wisdom as I look to the Lord for healing?" to help you build your faith as you wait for your breakthrough.

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