What is there to fear since God sent his Son to die to redeem us? What is there to fear since we cannot be separated from the love God has for us in Christ Jesus? What is there to fear except ourselves, and God has poured his Spirit into our hearts to reassure us and strengthen us in our weakness! As we love God and his children, we are reminded of his love for us which is far better than our meager love for others. Rather than run from him in fear, we bow before him in thanks knowing that he who hears our prayers is also he who loves us and yearns to calm our fears.
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.
— 1 John 4:18
Dear Lord thank you that we can reverence you without fearing your wrath. Thank you that we can revere your word and yet not be terrified with my short comings. May your love in us produce a closer likeness to your holiness, righteousness, justice and mercy than all the laws, threats, and judges combined. In Jesus name, Amen.