“While God is nothing but the Source of Love, you have, in your doubt, made of God the source of fear. Pause a moment here and let the enormity of this confusion sink in, for this is the reversal in thinking that will pave the way for all the rest. Because of this confusion you have responded to Creation with fear. Is it no wonder a new response is asked of you?” (A Course of Love, T1:4.26)
We fear many things, but we don’t often realize that what we fear most is actually God. Or our concepts of God, which are misguided and inaccurate. He is Love—as we know—but still we forget, even when we pray daily. We think that maybe He doesn’t have our best interests at heart, our best interests as we view them. We think that what we want for ourselves would be better. And when we realize that God is in the depths of our spirit, then we can realize how very confused we have become.
God means us well. Our Depths mean us well. We don’t have to fear God at all. It is not He Who punishes us, if indeed we are punished at all. (And the ego does punish, though we are trying to get away from this concept, this deluded concept.) Once we are able to fully believe that God is “for us,” then our love for Him can blossom, and our egoic fears will soon drop away.