Fears are those areas within our heart that have not yet experienced the love of God, for it to do its full work.
1 John 4
7)…love originates from God, and everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knows God
8) Anyone who doesn’t love doesn’t know God, because God is love
12) …If we practice loving each other, God lives in us and His love is completed in us
16) So we have come to know and to trust the love that God has for us. God is love, and anyone who continues to selflessly love remains in solidarity with Him, and He with them
18) There is no fear in love; completed (perfect) love expels fear. Fear implies punishment, & anyone who fears hasn’t been made complete in love.
in verse 16, the word ‘know’ means ‘to understand’, and in understanding we are able to trust.
Romans 10:17 – faith comes from hearing (that is, understanding), and understanding through the message of Messiah
TRUST IS BUILT ON UNDERSTANDING; which is why understanding God’s nature correctly is so absolutely important (more on that later).