“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”
— 1 John 4:18, KJV
The devil attacks God’s people from many angles, but I think his primary way of tormenting us is fear. We fear not having enough money, fear not being loved, fear sickness, fear growing old, fear being in a car wreck, fear losing our homes or our jobs or our businesses—the list goes on and on.
Fear torments, but the Bible says that “perfect love casteth out fear” (1 John 4:18, KJV). I believe this means that when we understand experientially that we are loved by the Father, we will not live in fear. In other words, when we have truly received in our hearts, minds, and emotions that we are perfectly cherished by the Father and that we can trust Him to take care of us because He loves us, we will not be afraid.
If we truly believe Father God is committed to us because He cherishes us so deeply and that He’ll do what He promised He would do—which is to supply all our needs according to His riches in glory (Phil. 4:19)— then we’re not going to be afraid of running out of money. We’re not going to be afraid of being alone or of growing old because we will believe His Word when He said, “I will be your God throughout your lifetime— until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you” (Isa. 46:4, NLT).
Lift your heart and thoughts today to trust the faithfulness of God’s love for you. Know this, beloved one: if you belong to Jesus, He is going to see you through to the end. Father God is always watching over you. He has numbered each hair on your head. Do not be afraid. Father is going to take care of you and meet all your needs, even unto the very end. You can trust His love. Yeshua promised and said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Heb. 13:5, NKJV).
Father God, help me to trust Your love. When I am afraid or when I am facing hardships in life, help me to remember that I have overcome the world in You.
Rabbi Kirt A. Schneider, Rivers of Revelation (Lake Mary, FL: Charisma House, 2020), Used by permission.