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056 How God Gives Us His Perfect Love to Defeat Anxiety

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Release Date: 05/07/2020

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Episode Summary:

  • We’ve been in the middle of a special series of podcasts about defeating anxiety during times of crisis. In this episode, we talk in-depth about the second weapon God gives us to defeat anxiety: His perfect love.
  • John 15:9 tells us, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.” In order to remain in God’s love, we must first accept that He gives His love, and we must then receive it for ourselves.
  • But His love is crucial for defeating worry, fear, and anxiety in our lives. 1 John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
  • In this episode, we discuss the things we know to be true about God’s love and the many ways that we can access God’s love to defeat worry, fear, and anxiety in our lives.

Quotables from the episode:

  • One of the greatest issues I witnessed in my private practice was of individuals thinking they were unlovable, and not truly knowing how much God loves them.
  • When we realize that we are loved by the God of the universe and that out of love for us He protects us, comforts us, fights for us, etc., then we can face any situation without worry, fear, or anxiety. 

Scripture References:

  • John 15:9 tells us, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.”
  • 1 John 4:8 “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
  • 1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”

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Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson

Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson