This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2Ti_3:1
I think it is clear that we have entered those perilous times. So far in 2020, we have seen wildfires in Australia (remember them? - ABC News , WashingtonPost ) and the western United States. We have lived with a novel Corona virus for 8 months as of this writing which shut down much of the world. In America, we have seen a summer of rioting. We’ve had so many hurricanes, they’ve run through the alphabet naming them, and had to resort to Greek letters. Indeed perilous times.
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What is our reaction to these times? Many openly admit anxiety and depression. I spent a few sleepless nights, especially when news of the Corona Virus first broke. I live near Minneapolis, which was the starting place for rioting. As a college student, I lived two blocks from Lake Street, Minneapolis where the rioting happened. I am deeply saddened that this happened, worse yet started, in my home state.
One reaction is an increase in the consumption of alcohol and chocolate. Apparently it's true of men AND women - Israel365 News, Axios . Deaths from suicide and drug overdose are up due to the Corona virus - CBN News(opioid_deaths) . If you are depressed, especially if to the point of considering suicide, help is available, you can call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
One reaction is "Prepping", that is preparing for disasters, be they natural like hurricanes, earthquakes, or pandemics; or be they man-made like economic collapse, or pandemics. Being prepared for normal emergencies is a good thing. We all experience power outages or heavy snowfall (in Minnesota) from time to time, even job loss, we need to be ready for these things. It is good to have flashlights and candles, food and drink, at the ready. “What man can do for himself, God will not work miracles to do for him. When means of help are put within our reach, God expects us to use them.” - J. Orr . However, it can be hard to know where that line is. Or as we used to say “a lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine”. But prepping goes beyond flashlights and candles, "in modern usage it’s come to be associated specifically with preparations for large scale disasters and catastrophes." - Secrets Of Survival . Here are some quotes from an article on prepping with a Biblical perspective - BIN(Biblical_Prepping) .
Those who know how to best prepare for pandemics, food shortages, civil unrest, economic collapse, world war, and other nightmare scenarios are suddenly the smart person in the room. Those who mock the idea of preparing and planning have become the crazy ones.
If Hashem (God) is with us, a reasonable amount of prepping will be sufficient, and if, God forbid, Hashem (God) is not with us, no amount of prepping will save us.
No amount of prepping is enough to cover all the bases, and one slip or stroke of bad luck is enough to thwart the best prepping.
Related to prepping, some are reacting by increasing their self defense. Gun sales were already up due to the Corona pandemic, then the riots started, then the call to defund the police. Gun and ammo sales are through the roof with many first time buyers - Washington Examiner , US News .
What should the Christian's response be? This verse comes to mind. "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." - Philippians 4:6. Add to anxiety guilt. Not only do I feel anxious, I feel guilty about it.
Some might use Exodus 14:13 as the example to follow.
Ex 14:13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you to day: for the Egyptians wmarkhom you have seen to day, you shall see them again no more for ever.
Fear not. Stand still. The guilt is strong now. I'm anxious, and I want to run.
Does Knowing Prophecy Help?
Maybe we think that we won't have fear because we know prophecy. But does knowing prophecy reduce anxiety? In some cases, knowing prophecy adds to the anxiety. We know about the time of Jacob's trouble, the Great Tribulation.
Dan_12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
Mat_24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
- What is the mark of the beast?
- Have the four horsemen ridden yet?
- Who is the man of sin?
- Will the Jews build a third temple?
- Who is the King of the South/North?
The medical term for this is hematidrosis, or hematohidrosis.
Jesus knew that Judas was going to betray Him/hand Him over to the Jewish authorities. That was clear at the Last Supper in John 13:21 when “Jesus was troubled in his spirit.” The Greek word for “troubled” is etarachthe meaning “to strike one’s spirit with fear and dread, take away calmness, render anxious or distressed.” - EarlyChurchHistory 
Jesus literally “sweat blood.” The English translation here “was like drops of blood” makes it appear as though sweating blood is a metaphor or a simile. In the Greek it is clear that His sweat was blood. 
I find it interesting that an angel strengthened Him before He sweat blood.
Shelter, Dwelling place, Shadow, Refuge, Fortress, Under His wings, Shield, Bulwark.