My greatest fear has changed with age. As a child, it was spiders or my mom dying. As a teen it turned to a fear of being disabled- unable to dance. When I married it became my husband’s death, my children not loving Jesus, failing at homeschooling…
Each fear, God confronted straight on, challenging me with the same question, “Will you trust Me?” No matter what I feared, the question was the same. And time after time I had to chose to trust.
Now I have little fear, because I know after so many confrontations… “Yes, I will trust You, because You are trustworthy.” God loves me with an everlasting love, He will always stay close and He always, always has a plan for our good.
I think the amplified Bible states it best:
“There is no fear in love [dread does not exist]. But perfect (complete, full-grown) love drives out fear, because fear involves [the expectation of divine] punishment, so the one who is afraid [of God’s judgment] is not perfected in love [has not grown into a sufficient understanding of God’s love]. We love, because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:18-19