Psalm 130:3-5 GW O LORD, who would be able to stand if you kept a record of sins? But with you there is forgiveness so that you can be feared. I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and with hope I wait for his word.
Fear not as in abject terror, but reverence, honor, respect, worship. Jesus loves us so much He isn't waiting around seeking to make a list of every mistake, bad choice or sin. He doesn't need to focus on wrongs, often not near as much as we do ourselves.
Because He loves us and seeks our ultimate good, God seeks to bring us to a point of acknowledging our sin, asking Him for help. God delights in forgiving those genuinely seeking help and guidance.
Why would I refuse my one real source of help?
Psalm 130:7 O Israel, put your hope in the LORD, because with the LORD there is mercy and with him there is unlimited forgiveness.