I John 4:18 (NASB) “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.”
The current worldwide crisis from Covid to crime, and social injustice has many frightened to the point of paralysis. They are afraid to leave their homes so they stay inside, order their groceries online to be delivered, do their banking online, and if they have to go out they wear (most often) a useless mask hoping to avoid catching something. Fear. It can be crippling.
At the same time, other people live their lives with a cavalier attitude like no problems exist. They take no precautions, and they are not prepared. When you point out the fulfillment of prophecies given directly by Jesus, they accuse you of fear-mongering. And continue on their merry way.
You can pretend that all is well and life will go on just as before, but ignoring the facts is detrimental to your eternal health. If you are not prepared, heart, mind, and soul, you are in danger of being left here to face the “Tribulation”.
The fulfillment of prophecies we have experienced in our generation can’t be ignored. They are real, and they are still occurring. But don’t let fear overcome you. The same God who prophesied these occurrences is the same God who said, “Fear not-trust Me”.
In the 23rd Psalm the “Valley of the Shadow of Death” sounds scary, but not if the Lord is your Shepherd. He will carry you through, safely, and lead you in the paths of righteousness. With our Lord and Savior in the lead, there is no reason to fear.
Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me.” (John 10:14)