The question that is being asked everywhere is the elephant in the room. “Why are people getting the coronavirus?” We do not have an answer to that, but it is happening before our eyes. I could not tell you why people get the flu, pneumonia, respiratory infections, heart attacks, or have other tragedies. I do not know why children and adults come down with cancer. I do not know, and no one can with certainty know, that which God has not revealed to us. We do know we live in a world filled with germs, and other such things that are not beneficial to our physical health.
No nation or person is exempt from suffering. Why do terrible things happen? The Scripture does not give us affirmative answers to many of our questions. As believers, we understand we live in a world that has a serious sin problem. We understand what God has done to provide the world an opportunity to be healed and cleansed of sin’s condemnation. We are reminded to pray in our pain. When suffering comes to us, to a country, to a nation, we tend to think more about death. Many things around us have been shaken of recent. The stock market has been shaken. When the common things we have been use to are taken away, let us remember God is not shaken. We may know there is value in prayer, but we need to pray. Prayer does not mean we will not get sick and suffer. What prayer will do, is show our dependence on God who has promised to be with us to the end of the age (Matthew 20:20).