This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit.”

1 John 4:13

God’s spirit is within you. His will. His life. His breath. Pneuma, the Greek word for breath. The breath of God is in you. “And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent His son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God and we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love, lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us, so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment. In this world, we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love, but perfect love does what? It casts out fear. Perfect love casts out fear. Perfect love casts out fear. Because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because He first loved us” (1 John 4:14-19). That’s why perfect love drives out fear. When we know God’s love and when we know the love of our neighbors, we have everything we need to overcome the things that worry us. When we know God’s love, especially, we’re able to face cancer, we’re able to face the loss of a loved one, we’re able to face the loss of a job, or a lawsuit, or whatever it is that is bothering you, because we’re able to say I know God’s in control.


Thank you, God, for your control. Thank you for your perfect love that casts out all of our fears. With you, we can face anything.


How does God’s love make you feel about your fear?

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