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1 John 4 – Part 4

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. We love Him because He first loved us.‘ (1 John 4:17-19 NKJV)

We’ve now reached the part in this series where we are faced with fear. The words ‘there is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear‘ have become one of my mantras.

I started this blog post yesterday, but due to a lack of time, energy, and inspiration, I decided to postpone finishing it until today. I’m trying to not beat myself up over that!

Yesterday I was faced with ‘Goliath’. I giant situation and problem. I felt like giving up on my recovery – but then, by God’s grace, I had an image in my head.

I quickly sketched my ‘image’:

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It confirmed to me that however lonely and scary it is to be up against ‘Goliath’ God has provided me with a ‘slingshot of faith’ and a ‘stone of hope’. Not only that, but, like it says in the passage above, ‘love casts out fear‘. I need to abide in that perfect love – His perfect love. Then the impossible becomes possible – like Davids experience when he faced Goliath.

© Hannah Kirk 2019

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