I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 34:4, NKJV
In 1933, America was in the abyss of the Great Depression when Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his first inaugural address, stating: “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.” In this crisis, the number of Alabamians dying of COVID-19 is equal to the number normally dying in automobile accidents. Such fatalities are tragic, but not so common as to generate the complete lockdown of society. This is not to imply that we were wrong to shelter at home. It is merely to assert that every human act contains risk. The fatality rate once estimated at 3.4% is now only 0.26%. Let us call on the same God who reduced our fatalities and ask Him to remove our fears.