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“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fears because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love”.  – 1 John 4:18

The fears stemming from past hurtful events could still have a hold on us. We might still be clinging to certain fearful occurrences from times past, believing that they may reoccur. We may perceive certain past fears as still being real and present in our lives, essentially reliving our past fearful events. Little do we know that these past fears continue to affect us in ways we may not even realize.

Some past fears originate from traumatic events that have occurred. For some of us, the key to overcoming our past fears is forgiveness. Just as Christ has forgiven us, we must cultivate the habit of forgiving others who have deeply hurt us.

Prayer is the master key, as it is often said. Seek God’s help to assist in combating your past fears. You may not be able to overcome them on your own, but with God’s help, you are more than a conqueror.

We must learn to let go of our past fears. You are bigger and more powerful than your past fears. It’s time to break free from them. The old has passed away; the new has come. Let go, push through, and heal. It may not be as easy as it seems, but you can overcome it because you have the greater one inside you. There are no limitations for you – victory is yours in Christ Jesus.

Those past fears should remain in your past, having no effect on your present life. The past has no hold on you; live in the freedom you have in Christ Jesus. Let the love of Christ, which has been poured out in your heart, rule, not fear.

Prayer: Dear Jesus, help us to look beyond the fears of our past. Give us the strength to live above our past fears and worries. Amen.

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