Notice what God doesn’t say. He doesn’t say, “there is nothing to be afraid of.” Rather, he says “Do not be afraid.”…
You can be thankful for the fear, though, in the same way that you can be thankful for your sin. It is your sin which will lead you to grace. And it is fear which will ultimately lead you to the Source of security and peace, if you allow it to do so.
Marriage is made in Heaven — but so are thunder, lightning, and hail.
(Via this post: Dear 22 Year Old Me.)