I remember a famous musical artist in the "contemporary Christian" field who had some terrible "moral problems" more than a dozen years ago...
When she finally came "clean"...she said, "I just want to stand free and clean before the Lord, and His people..."
What a feeling! I want to always stand "free and clean before the Lord and His people..."
But sometimes there is tremendous fear...not from God, but from His people. And that's sad...
When we fear "God's people" more than we fear God Himself.
Right now...actually, for the last several months, I've been having an intense internal struggle...and haven't felt that I could share it with anyone...because of the fear that grips my soul.
Why such fear?