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Why Is The World Facing COVID-19? A Christian Response to the Pandemic

As the first Inspiring Q&A post, I felt this was the most appropriate to start with. Recently I have been seeing a huge spike in questions related to God and COVID-19 for obvious reasons.

There are a lot of possible reasons the world is going through everything that it is today; some say this is a glimpse of God's wrath, some say this is God reminding us not to rely on the world that we were so high on and felt invincible (money, technology etc.), some even say this is God trying to bring us together and get our priorities right. While we may never know the real reason until we are finally with God after the rapture and have a chance to ask, the best thing we can do now is remembering to live in the present rather than worrying about the future. Continue to pray, read His word and worship the Lord on a daily basis and find comfort in Him not just for now but even after this virus is cured.

Yes we will face troubled times; Jesus had very clearly set the record straight in John 16:33, "In the world you will have tribulation" and while we may not understand the hard times, He did finish that thought with "but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." With the hope Jesus has given us we can endure the storms of life we all go through and trust in Him and His promises. God is truly in control as difficult as it may be to believe but we need to remember that while we as humans only have hindsight, God has a bird's eye view of our entire timeline, past, present and future. This is why God's plan may seem foolish to us in the present, His view is something that's unfathomable to us. "Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men and the weakness of God is stronger than men." ~ 1 Corinthians 1:25

Matthew 6:33-34 - "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."

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