We as a nation are in uncharted territory. Many people find themselves living in fear and dealing with much anxiety due to the coronavirus. Romans 8:18-28 can help us find some prospective during times like this. Paul writes, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28 ESV) As believers we know that God is still in control and He is still sitting on the throne. Since God is still in control we can know that He can turn any situation (even the coronavirus outbreak) into something good that will bring His name glory. When we are in the midst of the tough times it is easy to forget that God does use hard times to bring about great things. I know in my life when I look back, I see how God has used the tough times to grow me spiritually and I now thank Him for those times. When the going gets tough we must remember that God tells us “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5). God is with us through it all. In the end, if we are Christians, we know that no matter what we face on this earth, the best is still to come. “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” (Romans 8:18). As believer’s, we will one day live for all of eternity on New Heaven and New Earth where “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away” (Revelation 21:4). As believers we can find great comfort in this and we must stay focused on God through it all. God loves us and is there with us and wants to be there to comfort you through the hard times.
If you have never given your life to Christ, I encourage you to reach out to me, or another Christian friend you may have, so that we can explain to you what it means to become a Christian and also better explain what it is that Christ did for you when He died on the cross.