There are two words in Hebrew used for "fear": Pakhad – פחד – is fear in general. Yir'ah – יראה – is more a reverential fear associated with authority, power, and holiness. We are not afraid of God as if He were evil. God is good. He loves us. We do not suffer from insecurity, nor lack of confidence, nor fear of rejection, nor self-condemnation. We are totally accepted in His love. Let's find this beautiful balance.