“Some sat in darkness, in utter darkness,
prisoners suffering in iron chains,
11 because they rebelled against God’s commands
and despised the plans of the Most High.
12 So he subjected them to bitter labor;
they stumbled, and there was no one to help.
13 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he saved them from their distress.
14 He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness,
and broke away their chains.”
Psalm 107:10-14 NIV
“But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,
on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
19 to deliver them from death
and keep them alive in famine.”
Psalm 33:18-19 NIV
The empty streets speak volumes.
“There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven.”
Luke 21:11 NIV
One’s fear can be the pathway to humility.
“I sought the Lord, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.”
Psalm 34:4 NIV