“Fear not…”

How come, when I hear the words, “Fear not!”, I immediately become afraid? Well of course it’s because there must be something to be afraid of! Why else would He say “Fear not”?? 

Except, today I broke the cycle. It finally hit me why He REALLY says fear not: it’s not because there’s something to be afraid of, it’s because He knows this thing will frighten me and there’s no need to be frightened…

“Fear not” means He knows me well. 

“Fear not” means His heart is tender toward me. 

“Fear not” means He’s got it completely under control. 

“Fear not” really means “silly Fæ, don’t be afraid!” 

And it’s about time I started listening. *^_^*