Jesus once made the comment; "If you’re going to be afraid then fear God." That’s actually what faith is; it’s fearing God more than whatever else you’re afraid of." To fear God is to respect Him. That is, to respect what He’s said about Himself, what He’s said about His love for you and about His attention to detail - and what He’s said about what will happen to all of our enemies - including death! Fear is always an invitation to disrespect God. Faith is an invitation to trust God. For faith to work - it has to be EXERCIZED! That is, made to work, to sweat, to breath hard, to burst cells and build muscle! Like anything, without exercise, faith atrophies.