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An Encouraging Word For You If You’re Struggling With Fear

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Dear, precious reader, if you’re struggling with fear today, the Lord put it on my heart to write an encouraging word for you.

First, if you are struggling with fear, you are not alone.

Fear is something the enemy has tried to unleash on many of God’s people. It is a demonic attack. I serve in the intercessory ministry at my church, and when my pastor asks the intercessors to pray with people in the altar, the #1 thing people have come to me asking to receive prayer for is freedom from fear and anxiety. Many of God’s people have been attacked with fear.

And I believe that is because we have forgotten what God’s holy antidote to fear is.

We try to tell people that faith is the opposite of fear. That if you’ll just have faith, you won’t be afraid. And that’s simply not true.

Nowhere in the Bible does it say that faith is the opposite of fear.

Faith is the opposite of doubt and unbelief. But LOVE is the opposite of fear.

First John 4:18-19 says:

Start-quoteThere 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.”

Did you get that? That is HUGE. Perfect LOVE casts out fear.

In other words, love squeezes fear out. Love fills us up and makes fear leave completely. GOD’S LOVE is the solution you’ve been looking for.

See, love acts like a light bulb for your heart. When you go into a dark room in your house, you turn on the light, right? And when you do, suddenly darkness is no more. Darkness has no place, because light has completely filled the room. Darkness can’t even argue. It is just gone.

Well, love is the same way.

God’s perfect love will completely drive fear out of your heart.

I know. I used to be sooooo tormented by fear. I’d have panic attacks so bad I could barely breathe.

But God delivered me; and He did it using this verse above, from 1 John 4:18-19. He helped me meditate on His love by imagining myself getting filled up with His love, like a human-shaped bottle. And as I meditated on His love, I got filled with love … and fear left me. (Read my story about how God delivered me from fear here.)

And it will work the same for you. You can be completely delivered from fear, right now, today.

When you start to receive God’s love, God’s perfect love makes all the fear leave. As you receive from your Abba who loves you, His perfect love will cast out all fear from your life.

If you’re not sure where to start, I’d encourage you to do the same thing I did, meditating on God’s love by imagining it literally filling you up. There’s power in invoking your holy imagination. When you harness your imagination and yield it to the purposes of God for your life, it opens your spirit and soul to receive God’s best. So if you’re struggling to receive, use your imagination. It will help you.

I’d also suggest you listen to the song below on YouTube:

Beloved, there is a God in Heaven who loves you amazingly and perfectly.

If you have made Jesus Christ your Lord and the Boss of your life, then Father God has adopted you as His own child. He loves you fiercely and devotedly, better than any human could ever love you. He knows you intimately, and this One who knows you best loves you most.

So if you’re struggling with fear today, would you invest the time in yourself to meditate on God’s love? God will deliver you, right now, today. He’ll deliver you from all fear by filling you with His perfect love.

He’s ready. Are you?

Does this message encourage your heart today? If so, please leave a comment below and let me know. Hearing from you makes my day!

Related: The Solution To Fear: How God Delivered Me From Fear and How To Overcome Shyness

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8 Comments

  1. Thank you!! I find as a pioneer it’s hard not to be afraid all the time as it feels we are always heading on the next adventure and sometimes I just want it to be all worked out right away. But God has been teaching me more and more about His grace also being why we doing need to fear and that He holds the future, and already has it worked out!

    1. He does indeed have it all worked out. 🙂 And His heart is beating for you right now. May you sense His affection as you meditate on His wonderful love for you today!
      Thank you for reading my blog! Have a wonderful day! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Lori Brubacher says:

    I love you Jamie! I have been so blessed by your blog! Thank you for all of your hard work.

    1. Oh Lori, thank you so much! I’m so sorry it has taken me so long to reply. I’ve been snowed under at work this week and haven’t had a chance to do hardly anything. 🙁 But thank you so much for your sweet encouragement. It really does mean the world to me. Being able to encourage people and help them feel the love of Jesus just fires me up. 🙂 So thank you very much for reading!!! Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  3. Hi Jamie, I was looking online for information on overcoming fear, when I found your site. Earlier, I did a search for and found information pointing out that, behind OCD, is a spirit of fear. That got me to looking further, and here I am.

    This is a huge “revelation”. I’m not a big fan of religious-type words, but this is, in fact, a revelation. I had to ask myself why it is that so many people in our world are struggling with fear – even Christians, but we don’t often hear what you’re teaching about love being the remedy for fear. We Christians hear “have more faith”. After reading your blog, God prompted me to take notes. One of the things that came to mind was the scripture that says “faith that works by love”. Faith is important, but I’m realizing that faith is a by-product of love. Here I’ve been kicking myself for having so much doubt (they call OCD the “doubting disease”), and struggling to “manufacture faith”, when all the while I should have been praying to be filled up with God’s love.

    Another realization was that a person can claim to have faith, even if they do not, but love cannot be faked. You either have that God kind of love, or you don’t. And it’s the love of Jesus that is the light of the world, not claims of having faith.

    By the way, your picture HAD to be on your site. One of the first things I noticed after getting there is that you have the love of Jesus in your eyes. Seeing that made me want to keep reading.

    All of that to say thank you! I really appreciate you sharing this!

    1. Hi Michael,
      Thank you so much for reading and welcome to our website. Yes, you are 100% right. It’s actually one of my biggest pet peeves that the Christian church doesn’t teach that love, not faith, is the opposite of fear. But, all it takes is one voice and we can start a wave of people getting filled with perfect love, and then the revelation will come to the church at large.
      I’m so glad you’re part of Father God’s wave of perfect love! May you be awash in it today and every day.
      Thanks again for reading!
      Jamie Rohrbaugh

  4. When my ex husband left I had a spirit of fear discreetly over come me. It was so discreet that it took me seven long years to grasp what was happening.
    Let me tell you Satan that nasty, nasty devil brought me to a place of near death, he attacked my finances, so much so that there would be days that my daughter and I had no food, no help, no job and a court judgement against me to foreclose on my home to render me homeless.
    Let me just say that God truly turns evil around for our good because during that time God exposed how much childhood pain and grief I was carrying in my soul and layer by layer Christ poured sweet,holy healing,anointed,love unto those wounds of mine and truly made me new and continues to do so.
    I am still awaiting a new job and God’s direction as to how my house situation is going to be sorted out but I stand fearless and strong knowing that Abba will only love me and do me good.
    The opposite of fear is truly love but when that fear comes ask God to expose its source so that it will be healed and renounced forever in Jesus’ Name Amen!

  5. Jamie thank you for publishing God’s truth so that his little darlings can be set free ❤🙏🏾

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