In a world where fear is a firm reality and an unceasing battle, the Gospel offers us a way to win with a life, not void of fear, but beyond it. This is the promise we have in Jesus today. Whatever the circumstance, fear or doubt you may find yourself in today, know this: perfect love has found a way to win for you; casting out all fear. (1 John 4:18)
In Acts 12, Peter sleeps in a prison cell restrained by chains, guards and the impossibility of freedom. It’s within the context of this impossibility that the story turns around in a moment. We’re told that a light shines in on his cell alongside an angel and he is set free. In this moment of freedom Peter is instructed to: get ready, get up and get free. (Acts 12:6-11).
The God of the impossible transcends the most hopeless circumstances with our relationships, children, finances and failure (Luke 1:37) His light is always the precursor to our freedom. For every fear you may face, there is a roar of Heaven declaring your freedom. When fear tells you that you’re not enough, God tells you that He is. When darkness stood to hold us captive; Jesus lay himself down to set us free.
Faith changes the perspective of fear. In faith, freedom isn’t so much our physical position, but our internal revelation. That’s why the apostle Paul could still preach freedom from a prison cell; true freedom is our internal state in Jesus.
We don’t need big faith to walk though fear and find freedom. All we need is a little faith in the bigness of God. Faith the size of the mustard seed can move mountains. This faith is yours: bring your fears to the Father and get free.
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