“We know the love that God has for us, and we trust that love…because God’s perfect love drives out fear.”
1 John 4:16, 18 NCV
People who are afraid to give their lives fully to God generally give one of three reasons: They are afraid they will lose their freedom, lose their fun, or become some sort of religious fanatic.
If any of that were true, their fear would be justified. But none of those reasons are true.
What is God’s answer for our fear of trusting Him? It’s simple: God loves you. Over and over in the Bible, God make it clear that He created you to love you and to let you love Him.
The greatest expression of God’s love is Jesus. God came to earth in the form of a human being to show us how much he loves us, to the point of dying on the cross. God’s only Son dying on the cross shows us once and for all that we can fully trust the love of God.
God’s love will drive out the fear out of your life. It will help you see that God isn’t a cosmic killjoy. He won’t take away your
freedom, or your fun; He won’t turn you into a fanatic. Jesus didn’t die to take away from your life; His sacrifice means we can have eternal life.