When you feel threatened by danger as a survival mechanism you flee. We all have certain things we are scared from and when we are confronted by those, we run as fast as we can.
I am now going to tell you of a fear that not only we do not run away from, but we run towards it.
That is the fear of Allah, Subhanahu Wa Ta’Ala.
We fear Him and we turn to Him in repentance and seeking His forgiveness and comfort. It is for our spiritual survival