When disaster strikes, repercussions ignite an urgency to pray, plan, and then proceed with whatever strength and courage we can muster. In the end, ignorance will not sustain our critical mission. We desperately need every asset God has to offer, including His spiritual armor, spiritual weapons, spiritual gifts, and fruit of the Spirit. Jesus fashioned His followers to recognize danger head on, and to face it with informed confidence.
Apocalyptic events may be unavoidable, perhaps even imminent. Yet few dare to think seriously about worse case scenarios—and for good reason. Worrying about an impending disaster generates feelings of anxiety and fear, which are counterproductive and harmful. Paul said,
be anxious for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Phil 4:6)