1 John 4:18 (NKJV)
There is no fear in love but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
Perfect is what God is and what we strive to be because we want to be like Him. God is love and He is perfect so the love of God is perfect. Our goal is to be perfected in God’s love. That will result in us being totally free of fear and its torment. When we are struggling with fear we need to examine our love life. Have we fallen out of love with someone? We need to forgive and choose to love again. Have we been away from close fellowship with God to the point we don’t feel His love for us? We need to spend time in His presence and remind ourselves of how much God loves us. The more we are perfected in God’s love, the less we will fear. The more we realize and understand how much God loves us the less fear will torment us. Let’s make our love life a big deal – loving God, loving others and celebrating God’s love for us.