Perfect love casts our fear. And certainly, the love of God for us is perfect. Yet, fear reigns often–in our hearts before God and even in our relationships with others in the church.
Here’s the thing, fear is actually a hindrance to repentance. Are you having a hard time repenting? The answer is not fear and dread. The answer is to lean into the love of God for us. United to Christ, trusting his righteousness, we walk by the Spirit. And there is freedom unto repentance.