Claim God's Love
God's redemptive love for us is beyond anything this world offers us. There is nothing we can do to earn it. It is a free gift that God has chosen to give us. It is, however, our responsibility to accept His gift by faith. Paul admonishes us to "fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses" (1 Timothy 6:12).
Stanley Jones writes:
I am inwardly fashioned for faith and not for fear. Fear is not my native land. Faith is. I am so made that worry and anxiety are like sand in the machinery of life and faith is the oil. I live better by faith and confidence than by fear, doubt, and anxiety.
We have been redeemed from eternal death through Jesus Christ. We no longer have an occasion to fear. Our fate has been sealed, and we have every reason to have hope for the future. Many people, however, do not realize the power of God's redemption. They cower in fear and worry about tomorrow.
Each one of us can think back to a time when we felt fearful and wanted to retreat. God, however, calls us to move forward in victory.
Fear stifles creativity.
Fear destroys our dreams.
Fear blocks God's love.
Fear prevents us from telling others about the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
Fear is one of Satan's favorite weapons against the believer.
The apostle Paul reminds us that we are more than conquerors through Christ who loves us and gave Himself for us (Romans 8:37). The redemptive love of God is yours to enjoy. Claim it by faith and refuse to allow fear to rob you of God's blessing.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for Your unending love. Help me to live out of faith instead of fear. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1).
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