“There is no fear in love, so we draw near;
Thy perfect love, O Lord, has cast out fear.
As wheat before the wind bends all one way,
So would we bow before Thy wind today….
Our several choices, Lord, we would forgo;
Breath of the living God, O great Wind, blow” (Amy Carmichael, “All One Way”, Toward Jerusalem).
That’s the key. God’s perfect love casts out all fear. It’s not that we will never be afraid again or that we will never be anxious, but that every time we are afraid, we take that anxious thought captive and bring it to the One whose perfect love continues to cast out fear. Then we trust not in or fearful feelings, but in the Prince of Peace.