The answer to fear is God’s love. There is no fear in love and when we fear, we have not been made perfect in love. The moment we place our mind on God’s perfect love, fear is driven away and replaced with a peace that surpasses all understanding. It’s in His love that we are complete.
Perfect love casts out all fear, but fear casts out love. The enemy, satan, uses fear to come against the love God has poured out on us. Trials we face come to cause us to question our security in Christ. God does not cause evil to come upon us to teach us lessons. He teaches, convicts, guides and heals us by the precious Holy Spirit. God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. When fear tries to grip our souls, we rebuke it and trust the love of God that the Holy Spirit has shed abroad in our hearts. As we do so, we are instantly empowered to stand in the midst of our trials.
Fear feeds failure and our fallen nature. Love births and maintains our divine identity. If there is anything that we are afraid of, let us trust our God to take care of it by the power of His love, from glory to glory!
1 John 4:17-18 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.