Perfect Love Casts Out Fear

Joyce Meyer – Mar 21, 2024
White flowers sitting on an open Bible ready for reading a daily devotional.

Adapted from Starting Your Day Right

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency].

Dread is a relative of fear. The devil tempts us with dread to get us to confess fear instead of faith. But 1 John 4:18 (AMPC) says, There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love's complete perfection].

Enjoy your day, knowing that God loves you per¬fectly. Don't dread the hard things that you must do today, because God is on your side and is ready to help you.

Prayer of the Day: God, as hard as it may be, as much as it hurts, help me tackle the things I’m dreading and putting off, amen.