“The game is to have them all running about with fire extinguishers when there is a flood, and all crowding to that side of the boat which is already nearly under.” CS Lewis’ Screwtape Letters – (posts from a senior demon to a junior demon).
In times of intense stress, people tend to panic. The panicked brain cannot think or follow instruction – which often leads to spectacular acts of stupidity (not helpful during times of anxiety).
Jesus is no stranger to difficult times. When he says, “follow me’, he means he will take us through the “stuff of life”. No need for panic brain