Freedom NOT Fear

I am deeply saddened by how many Christians are stuck in a paralyzing fear of God. I see this a lot. This is not the awestruck reverence of a powerful and loving God., but the distorted fear of God as the cruel parent who punishes carelessly and in a fit of rage – saying destructive and demeaning things to their children. My heart breaks for those suffering with distorted guilt because they interpret every trial, struggle or failure as a result of God punishing them for not being enough or doing enough. 

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