1 John 4:18 NASB There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. 19 We love, because He first loved us
Are you afraid to let God’s love into your heart completely? Maybe you understand or know “God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son” to be payment for the sins of humanity, which demanded His death. But love that rich, intense, and selfless seems so over the top.
Then you learn that God is the Sovereign ruler and expects you to surrender all to Him and follow Him “even unto death” if need be and the thought of handing yourself and your life over with total abandonment to Someone with absolute power, makes you feel uncomfortable and way to vulnerable. There would have to be total trust and you did that already and it didn’t go well. I mean what would happen to me… more