(Pro 26:13 KJV) The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.
How did the couch potato know the lion was in the street? I have a feeling he was too lazy to get up and go look for himself. He either made it up totally or listened to the gossip that was going around. This is something we can watch out for in ourselves. Our creativity can put us into all kinds of panic.
Is the economy going to tank? Someday. Will the banks fail? Eventually. Will the latest virus get me? Possible. Is there a lion in the street? It has happened. Do we build our lives on these possibilities? No. Is Jesus going to return? Definitely. Will we be held accountable for how we responded to the gospel? Count on it.
So? It might be a good idea today to invest our energy into dealing what we know will happen rather than what we fear.