Fear in reference to the Lord can be viewed as honor and reverence. As we honor and revere the Lord in our highest sensing we can know the clean freshness of being with the Lord. This is our choice. If instead we default to bowing down before the void described as the prince of this world we will consequently know a muddy and putrid experience that no shower can ever clean. Bowing down to being depressed or discouraged by what is lacking in our worlds is sign we are defaulting. Giving thanks for what is present in our lives is lifting up our heads and giving honor and reverence to that which encourages and blesses. Again the choice is ours.