Why do you think God wants us to fear Him? Maybe it is just because there are benefits to us fearing Him. Fearing God means I practice his presence in my life daily-nothing is hidden from Him.
Proverbs 22:4 By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honor, and life.
Proverbs 14:26 In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
Proverbs 14:27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Psalm 145:19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.
Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
I have always said your faith can help you through your fears.. I am not saying I have not fear things or situations because believe me I am guilty. We all need to keep the faith in every situation we are face with whether work, school, family or church.
I am currently fearing the unknown of our sons upcoming heart cath and then heart surgery to follow in the months ahead. I guess this post is for me more than anyone. Yes, I am laying it all out there this time.
Lord help me to trust you and the future ahead and help me to understand your will is your plan.
Psalm 62:8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.