No To Fear, Letting Love Overcome Me

Recently I was challenged about whether the news (and sharing the news) was promoting love towards the ‘other side’. I was shocked by this question, as I don’t consider myself as negative towards the ‘other side’, rather a realist about what’s going on. I’m not against them, it’s just what happens to be going on. But the more I thought about it, the more I realised that although I say I’m neutral, I have definitely felt fear in the past 2 weeks.

Then I got thinking about fear. Why do I feel fear? One of my favourite speakers says fear is  “False Evidence Appearing Real”. Sometimes that’s true – but in this case, I really believe that I felt fear because of a lack of perfect love. If I truly love, I shouldn’t fear.

How do I get to this perfect love? How does one achieve it? Where does it come from? These are questions which can only be found when I’m facedown, stripped back, and pruned way back. When I’m completely out of the way, with none of myself in the picture. Only when I am put to death, and no longer a threat to myself, can that love come in, and overtake me. That love which is completely unnatural, and shouldn’t exist. The love which allows me to love the ones that human nature teaches me to hate, and fear. The love which gives compassion and understanding in place of anger, bitterness and revenge.

The only way that this love can cast out fear is if it overcomes me completely, absolutely and leaves no trace of the former me. Then I can love. Then I can see things clearly. Then and only then, there is no fear.

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Simcha emigrated to Israel from the UK, with her husband and three children. Having studied theology and music and worship in London, and trained as a worship leader and song writer, she went on to teach music and be involved in worship teams in several congregations in the UK, and now in Israel as part of Sarah Liberman's team. Simcha is the author of the “Dare to Ask” project, comprising of the book 'Dare to Ask', and 3 CD's, Dreaming', 'Awakened' and 'Soar (To come) which each have a counterpart 30 day devotional study guide to accompany them. She is passionate about enabling people to engage with God in the way which they were made to, and is committed to multi sensory expressions. Simcha is also an artist, and paints her songs and messages to accompany the music and books. She is also the coordinator Ascend Carmel Programs.