We have no reason to fear in this life. Fear leads to worry and anxiety. Fear cripples us from doing good, and enables us to excuse doing evil. The majority of fear is a result of uncertainty about the future, fear of the unknown. This is true for me right now as a senior in college, I am undergoing some pretty big changes in my life, especially recently. It would be easy for me to become uneasy and fearful about the blaring unanswered questions having to do with my future. But fear of the unknown is impossible with God, because there is nothing unknown to Him.
It is like the great stories that Sam talks about at the end of The Two Towers. “Full of darkness and danger they were…” Sam says. Our lives are full of darkness and danger, and we do not know the outcome, that’s what makes life exciting. But God does know the outcome.
We need never fear because of His perfect love (1 John 4:10).
We need never fear because we are following the one who is working out “all things for the good of those who love Him…” (Romans 8:28)
What’s the worst that could happen? Death? You’re talking about the one who defeated and overcame sin and death. (1 Corinthians 15:55-57)
Fear not, trust in the Lord, He is enough, and He desires to make us perfect in His love.