I am afraid because I do not know Him.
I cannot know Him since I stay at arm’s length.
I keep Him at arm’s length because I am afraid of what He will say to me.
He will not let me keep Him so far away, so He has shortened my arm so that I may see Him clearly.
He shows His face clearly that I may love Him in truth because perfect love casts out fear.
To be afraid and to not know Him in truth is to not revere Him as He worthy.
A trick of the enemy of souls is to replace the reverence that comes of intimacy with Him with fear that propagates distance.
If I am afraid of Him, it is because I do not know Him in truth.
When I have let perfect love pry the fear from my terrified grasp, I see Him for the Loving that He is.
The shadows cease to reach for me, for I see in them the everlasting arms of Almighty God.
I see in them the beckoning of Everlasting Father.
The gentle remodeling of Wonderful Counselor.
❤ Deuteronomy 33:27 “The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms.“
❤ Isaiah 9:6 “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”