by Heather Tietz
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has punishment. He who fears is not made perfect in love.
1 John 4:18
A womb is an incredible place for an unborn baby. It’s dark and warm and awash with soothing sounds. Before babies are even born, they learn that comfort comes from a warm, tight embrace. Out in the real world, a loose blanket, a blaring noise, a chilly wind bids them cry out for the safety of loving arms.
Do we ever outgrow that!
God has astronomical arms. If there was ever a safe haven, it is in Him. He has a grand loving plan. Like any award-winning novel, there are intrigue, adventure, cliff-hanging, pulse racing scenes, but we have to trust that all of it is right, even the scary parts. If we believe that God is, that He is the author of our lives, our Creator, our Physician, that He is smarter than us, more loving than us than we can trust our steps to Him, our diseases, our jobs, our wayward children, our uncertain tomorrow.
Grasping God’s perfect love for us presses out fear, like the arms of a great father. We are blessed because we can always be in our Heavenly Father’s arms.