Hi, my name is Alexxa Lowery with the GOD TV team, and I’d like to welcome you to God Today. Today I want to share a little bit about my experience with fear and how I was able to overcome it.
A few weeks ago, I was dealing with fear in a very new way than I was used to, and I became desperate for God’s peace to show up in my life. And so a way I did this was just reading His Word and trying to hear His voice and what He was saying. And He actually took me to 1 John 4:18, and it says, “There is no fear in love, and anybody who deals with fear hasn’t been perfected in love.” And receiving this revelation, I realized that I hadn’t been perfected in love because I was dealing with so much fear, almost to the point of consumption. And I said, “God, how do I become perfected in Your love so that I don’t deal with fear anymore?”
Almost audibly I heard Him say, “By spending time in My presence.” And so I leaned on what I knew – I would go into prayer and my secret place. I would put worship music on and worship the Lord. And I obviously was reading His Word or leaning on books that brought me peace in the past. And I said, “God, I’m so thankful for Your presence.” And you know, shortly after this, I was like, “God, what does Your love actually look like?” And He showed me 1 Corinthians 13 and it talks about love and how love is kind and love is patient. And He told me, “The more you spend time in My presence, the more you find My heart in that place. And the more you find My heart, the more you find My love.”
So ultimately I realized I wasn’t spending enough time with the Lord in my secret place, to where His presence could refine me and cast out fear in my life. Because you know who the Son sets free is free indeed. And where the presence of the Lord is fear can’t exist. Sickness can’t exist, doubt can’t exist, whatever lies you might be thinking can’t exist in His presence.
And so I wanted to encourage someone today to seek out God’s presence. If you’re dealing with fear today, if you feel consumed by fear, God’s presence is more powerful and God heals, and He can show up in your life today. And He can cast out the spirit of fear because it’s who He is. God is not fear. He’s the opposite of that. He’s hope, love, peace, joy like it says in 1 Corinthians. And so I just wanted to encourage you guys today. I want to pray for you too really quick that, you know, if you’re dealing with fear, we just rebuke it right now in the name of Jesus. We just pray hope and faith and peace over your life right now in Jesus’ name.