We hear the admonition “fear not” over and over again in Scripture. Clearly our God knows we are fearful creatures. And the evil one wants us to fear. He uses it as a way to paralyze us, to cause us to doubt God’s faithfulness and our purpose.
So how do we overcome fear? Scripture seems to suggest that it’s a choice. With confidence in our Savior, we choose love over fear as a church. And this has been our battle cry: “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” (1 John 4:18 ESV)
We choose to fix our eyes on the One who conquered fear and death. Sometimes we may not even realize we’re doing it. Sometimes it takes every ounce of courage we can muster. Sometimes it takes great sacrifice. Every time it is worth it.