Stop The Panic

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Photo by Ryan, Pikes Peak, Sunday morning 3-8-20

Hello Everyone and God bless you all!  I hope you all are doing well after the time change.  Losing an hour is never fun and I wish they would just do away with daylight savings.  It has been a rough couple weeks since my last blog post on February 27th.  I’ve been struggling with Celiac, our daughter got a bad cold, then Coronavirus (COVID-19) arrived in our county here in Colorado, then our community freaked out.  After seeing the panic buying at the stores this weekend, I am writing this post to encourage everyone to calm down and stop letting the liberal mainstream media control your mind with fear and panic.  God is in control and we must live by faith.

Last Thursday, our Health Department sent out emails and posted on Nextdoor that a woman had gone on a cruise and she brought Coronavirus back here to Douglas County.  Over the weekend, we got another message that said there was a guy who went skiing up in Summit County and he had Coronavirus too.  He had visited many places, so people at the resorts up in the high country are worried.  Then we got another message saying there are 8 cases in the entire state right now and 4 of them are in our county.  That is when our community went into full blown panic this weekend and people cleared out the grocery stores.  On top of all the fear mongering from the media, people just couldn’t take the stress anymore.

It was totally nuts!  All the stores ran out of toilet paper and other essential goods!  Can you believe the ridiculous panic the mainstream media causes?!  They will do anything to hurt this country with their treasonous and traitorous liberal lies!  Their hate for Trump extends to playing politics with a disease and it is shameful!

Through all the panic, God kept my heart calm and I saw no need to rush the stores.  We always do our grocery shopping over the weekend and we were running low on toilet paper and our weekly food supply.  I told my wife to not worry about toilet paper or anything else.  I quoted Jesus where He tells us not to worry in Matthew 6 and reminded my family that the Lord knows what we need and He will provide.  I also reminded my wife and kids that God is in control and there is no need to panic.

When my wife got to Costco, they were indeed out of toilet paper and other staple goods like rice and potatoes.  She called me and told me how crazy it was at the store.  There were people rudely honking at each other in the parking lot and people inside the store were running from aisle to aisle with their big giant Costco carts.  What a scene!  I told my wife again that God would provide and to just get what she could and come home.  She visited Walmart too and it was the same there; no toilet paper, total panic, and many empty shelves.  She was able to get everything else we needed despite the chaos and she made it home safely.

We relaxed all day Sunday and let the craziness calm down.  We still really needed toilet paper since they were completely out at Walmart and Costco and everywhere else, so I ventured out to Wally World (nickname for Walmart for those of you outside the U.S.) last night.  There were a few stragglers like me who came out of their dens after the horde had ravished the stores and we all walked through aisles of empty shelves hoping our product would be there.  I went back to the toilet paper aisle and it was almost completely empty.  The boxes that hold the TP were all over the place and turned the wrong way, so I went over to the other side.  As I rounded the corner, guess what I found?  That’s right, God always provides, and I walked right up and grabbed all the toilet paper we needed without any trouble.  So glad I trusted God and avoided the panicked mob!

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Folks, you do realize the truckers are still trucking and they are not going to stop just because of a virus, especially when that virus is no worse than a bad cold or flu.  Stop listening to the lies of the liberal mainstream media and the democrats!  They hate our country and Trump so much that they will even play politics with a virus and cause panic to make Trump and our country look bad.

Trump shut down travel and protected our borders weeks early and it’s a good thing he did.  Back on February 5th when Trump did that, the democrats accused Trump of being “racist” yet again, and old “I’m just from Brooklyn” Schumer even tweeted that Trump was just closing the borders to “further his ongoing war against immigrants.”  What a bunch of filthy lies!

Schumer quote 2-5-2020

The Pandemic Party

Do you see what I mean by liberal lies?!  Schumer is a straight up race baiting liar who seeks to sow division in our country!  He was dead wrong for saying that and he knew it was a lie!  Closing the borders had nothing to do with racism or an attack on immigrants!  Trump is not racist and he never has been, so stop with the constant race baiting hatred of Trump, white people, and America!

After that lie, not only did the democrats not give him credit for doing the right thing in protecting us, they furthered their lie by telling the world that Trump had done nothing and that he was “unprepared” to deal with it.  They also lied and said Trump called the virus a hoax when that is not what he said at all!  Trump said the way the democrats and the media were lying about him and the virus was the hoax!  I called that liberal reporter (from the Washington Post) out on Twitter for starting that lie and we Patriots shut his lie down!  I have been preaching the truth hard on Twitter and I’m never backing down!  I am so sick of the liberal media and the democrats and their lying mouths!  How about you?!

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Stop listening to their evil lies, stop panicking, and start trusting in God.  God is in control today, He will be in control tomorrow, and He will be in control for all eternity; let the Name of the Lord be praised!  We have 4 people with Coronavirus in my town and you don’t see me freaking out.  There is no need to rush the stores in a panic because of Coronavirus.  There would not have been a problem with supplies this weekend if people had not done that.

Think about that for a moment.  We have over 100,000 people in our town and over 300,000 in our county.  Everyone was getting the alerts from the Health Department and everyone has been watching the news.  Although our county is mostly conservative, the majority of people in our state are democrats now and the majority of them most likely watch lying, hateful, race baiting, and traitorous CNN and MSNBC (Clinton News Network and MSDNC to those of us who live in the truth).  Those stations have been doing their best to cause fear and panic regarding the virus, and their propaganda is effective with those who believe their lies.  It’s the spiritually blind leading the spiritually blind and it causes great chaos in our country.

I am tired of the fear, panic, and anti-American hatred of the leftist media and the democrats!  Trump has done an amazing job at fighting for us and giving us our country back, and I pray people speak the truth about all the good he has done!  He has endured endless attacks, lies, and false accusations, but he just keeps fulfilling promises and getting the job done, praise God!

Trump shut down the borders early and protected us, he just signed an 8.3 billion dollar spending bill to fight Coronavirus, and we have all the medical help we need to help our country and even other countries.  Trump doesn’t even keep the salary he gets for being President!  He always donates it and this time he donated it to fighting the virus.  What an amazing President!  The man is literally working for us for free, he has rebuilt our economy in only 3 years, given us the lowest unemployment in decades with 7 million new jobs, protected our borders, and strengthened our military, but all the media wants to do is slander him with their lies!

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Stop worrying!  God has it, He always did, and He always will!  God is with us, God is with Trump, and He is blessing him to fulfill the righteous things he needs to do to rebuild, protect, and bless our nation!  Stop listening to the lies and start seeking the truth about Trump, our country, the virus, and everything else!

Please listen to the words of Jesus in the verses below, stop worrying like He said, and be at peace.  We don’t need to “run after all these things” like unbelievers do.  We need to trust God in all things!  He will always take care of us, protect us, and provide for us!

“Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.  Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they?  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

And why do you worry about clothes?  See how the lilies of the field grow.  They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?  So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or “What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Jesus speaking in Matthew 6:25-34

Amen, Lord Jesus!  Thank You for delivering us from fear, anxiety, and worry!  May You fill us with Your Holy Spirit and empower us to rest in your peace!

Our daughter is just about over her cold and I am feeling better after fighting off yet another long episode of Celiac.  I have missed you all during my break from blogging and I look forward to getting back to reading your blogs too.  Thank you for praying for me and my family and thank you for the messages and emails of encouragement many of you sent!  It’s all going to be okay.  Take the normal precautions like you would during cold and flu season and carry on in peace.  You don’t need to live in fear or panic.  The Lord is in control and He will take care of everything like He always does.

If you don’t know Jesus, I invite you to come to Him today and find rest for your soul!  The peace of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit is more powerful than any worry of this world!  Jesus loves you and He died for you, so you could be forgiven and go to Heaven!  That is why He died for the whole world!  Come to Jesus today and be at peace!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

John 3:16

“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Romans 10:9

“for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Romans 10:13

Grace and peace to you all!

Author: Ryan Callahan

Hello, and welcome to my site! I am an independent Christian author (One Man's Very Strange Supernatural Life), blogger, and evangelist for Jesus. My main goal with this blog is to help people come to know Jesus, help people understand the Bible, and to minister to a lost and hurting world. This site is about hope, new beginnings, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love! I'm glad you are here, God bless you! Copyright © 2020 Ryan Callahan. All rights reserved.

65 thoughts on “Stop The Panic”

  1. I never discuss politics, but I do agree the public panic is out of control. Whether it be a virus, weather storm, job loss, or other crisis, if people took the time to stock their pantries a little each week with sale items there would be no need for panic. (Last minute shopping isn’t the way to survive.)

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  2. I agree, Ryan. People are creating a crisis for all of us by their panicked actions. Then, when we run out of supplies (if that happens, since China and Japan are no longer exporting) they will blame everyone else. It’s sickening to watch and I wish it were possible to shake everyone and say “Stop it!”. Thanks for the post.

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      1. Agreed. I think the most frustrating thing about this is that most people are only paying attention to the quantity of those who have died. They don’t take the time to translate that out to the fact that 96% of the people who contract this disease are surviving it. Instead they are quick to believe the hype being spread by the government and media. The very ones that should be trusted least. 😦

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  3. We are experiencing traditional human behavior with the word “panic” beginning to grip different regions of the country. We have seen similar behaviors with past winter storms and hurricanes. There has probably been too much distracting rhetoric from both sides of the political aisle. I have appreciated the calmness of Dr. Anthony Fauci who has been delivering accurate information about the virus.

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    1. There is no distracting rhetoric coming from the right. There is distracting rhetoric full of lies, false accusations, and fear mongering coming from the left though. I’ll have to check out Dr. Fauci. God bless.

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  4. Another thing, they are reporting DIAGNOSED cases, not people that are actually sick or dead. So the number looks bigger than the risk. There are cases near us but they were not seriously ill and they recovered or are recovering. I live near an international city like you , where people come and go constantly. If it was really dangerous, I believe the govts of all countries would stop travel.

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  5. Ryan, I’ve missed your posts! 🤗

    Thank you for this. It’s been crazy where I live (we have several cases) and I’ve been panicking a bit. 😔

    Wow, you found toilet paper!!! I’ve got to get more groceries and supplies in case the make everyone in the city stay home (that was mentioned). I have no idea what they will have at the stores.

    God be with you my brother. 💕

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  6. The same fear “thing “ is happening here in Australia . Whatever is going on is more than just about toilet paper .
    But we know our God is Sovereign therefore totally in control.
    Blessings brother . And happy to see you back .

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  7. The exact same thing is happening down here. It’s unreal crazy at the stores and really anywhere! I just step back and let everyone freak themselves out. I don’t wanna be stressed like that.

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  8. Over 11,000 had H1n1 before Obama did anything…far more serious than this and no one panicked like this. The media is completely out of control and we lived through one disease after another since the early 2000s. God will always be in control.

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      1. Yeah, read that. Swine flu was bad. So glad you guys beat it. I pray nobody gets coronavirus. I definitely don’t want it with my Celiac, which is an autoimmune disorder. I trust the Lord will take care of us. Blessings!

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  9. Amen!! I’m so sick of the media. I’ve stopped watching and listening to the news. They’re doing nothing but causing panic. I often wonder how those people can sleep at night. And “those people” are even blaming Trump for this! Madness! People can’t stand that he’s been one of the best presidents were we’ve had.

    I’ve been keeping you and your family in my prayers. I’ll pray the toilet paper makes it back to the shelves. 😄

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    1. I don’t get it either. How did Trump bring a virus here? The one report was “Trump says he’s helping but two people just died in Va today.” Um…it is a virus. I bet more than 2 people died from the flu in Va. that day. Did Trump give them the flu too? I didn’t see a news report on the people who died from the flu. I’m all for assigning blame when it needs to be assigned. I don’t always like how Trump speaks or his Twitter rants, but I didn’t blame Obama when my son and I got the Swine Flu and I’ve been a registered Republican all my life. This country really has gone totally nuts.

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  10. The media focuses almost exclusively on Trump’s underestimating how long a vaccine will take, and the like. It’s ridiculous.
    For that matter, so is the scare surrounding the disease. There have been almost 115,000 infections and almost 4000 deaths – compared to the flu, which kills 250,000 – 650,000 every year, and infects several million.
    In my town, most of the toilet paper has been sold out as well. The first real panic here in my memory (we’re a relatively quiet town).

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      1. Thanks! Coronavirus cases have begun to mount here in Aus – but there’s still VERY few of them, and only one or two deaths. None in my town (although there are in my state).
        3 Republican politicians have self-quarantined after coming into contact with an infected person – and they all had recent contact with President Trump. Trump’s certainly in the right age bracket for infection (the elderly are among the most vulnerable), but he seems to be in good health. I’ll keep praying for him (as I do quite often).

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      2. Yeah, I heard about the guy who came in contact with politicians. So far there are a little over 500 cases here and 22 deaths (which were all older people and people with underlying medical conditions like immune disorders). Thanks for praying for Trump! God bless!

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      3. There are 85 cases here, and 3 deaths. I guess having a population of only 24.6 million helps. Australia may be the 6th-largest country by size (and second-largest kingdom), but we’ve got the second-smallest population density (or was that smallest?).

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  11. Hi Ryan, thank your for this post. It is good to know what is going on in the US and how your government is dealing with the virus, even if I do have to work through all the tweets about it. We have Coronavirus in South Africa too. Most of our people are to poor to panic buy and just have to take it as it comes. That is life.

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    1. Yeah, I notice a lot of people don’t like talking about politics on WordPress and I have been judged, criticized, slandered, and had fingers pointed at me by many Christians who I thought were my friends on here, but I was wrong. Had a friend write a post yesterday about Christians who talk about politics & he said Christians (like me) who speak bold truth to power regarding politics are “distracted by satan” and we don’t have our eyes on Jesus. Guess some believers would rather judge and criticize their fellow brothers & sisters in Christ instead of being courageous and joining us in the fight. It’s real easy to talk with people who agree with you all the time. Not so easy to preach the truth to people who hate you.

      I really don’t understand why some Christians don’t understand that Jesus calls us to be in the world and preach His truth to the world, and that includes preaching truth in the political arena. I’m sick and tired of being judged for that by hypocritical Christians who act like sniveling cowards. I am completely focused on Jesus as I preach the truth regarding all things, including politics. I will keep following Jesus and obeying Him no matter who points their finger at me. I suggest to Christians who point their fingers to go stand in a mirror and point their fingers at themselves.

      Thanks for the blessings. God bless!

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      1. Good for you for standing up for your truth.

        I think it’s vitally important to be kind to everyone – I’m sorry you’ve felt attacked for that!

        Personally, it’s tricky, because I never want to spread hate, even toward people who believe differently from me. So, while I am bold on my principles, I try not to attach them to specific people or parties and say he/she is doing/not doing this, especially when I don’t know their hearts or stories, so I think that’s why I tend to shy away from politics for the most part. But free speech is an important gift, and I’m grateful to be afforded that opportunity.

        Also, I meant *God in my previous comment 😅.

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      2. Yeah, I don’t want to spread hate, but I will call them out when they speak lies and false accusations and do things like push abortion and the gay agenda. We can see the hearts of the leftist democrats and we see the bad fruit they bear. We should definitely be thankful for our free speech and stand up boldly. Thanks Jenny, blessings!

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  12. Hey be careful, posting pictures of your toilet paper horde, you might have folks coming to take it from you! I am going to do what I’ve done in my community, I’m going to step outside and see if the sky really is falling, and if not then tell people to relax!

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    1. 🙂 Yeah, people are going crazy. Amen, people need to calm down. The media is causing panic on purpose. They want it to hurt the country. Bunch of traitors. Pretty ridiculous they are acting like we are all going to die when we already died of swine flu, bird flu, SARS, and ebola! 🙂 Same dumb lies and panic, different disease. God bless!

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    2. P.S. We usually get the 1 big pack of TP from Costco. That’s why I got the 3 bigger packs from Walmart. That’s not stockpiling for us, that’s just a normal amount. 🙂 If somebody ever tried to rob my home or hurt my family, they would find themselves in a situation they don’t want to be in. Gotta love the “make my day” law here. 🙂 Blessings!

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