A football announcer asked: “What is happening in the world?” The question followed the photo of a player’s cleats recognizing a recent tragedy. Then back to football, of course, with the question asked but not answered.
Secular fingers point at all the usual suspects.
Scripture gives us truth regarding God’s historical dealings with nations in judgment, information about today, and clarity concerning the future.
God firmly dealt with unrighteous nations and individuals. Since God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow, we have every reason to believe He is currently dealing with nations and individuals who reject Him.
We are also shown that there is a point at which God gives up on sinful people who reject Him, and leaves them to the consequences of their own actions. “Leave them alone.” “God gave them over.” Or God kills them, like Herod, Ananias, and Sapphira.
We are told that things will get worse and worse.
But! Of course, Scripture also tells us of the glorious victory of Christ Jesus. We definitely can and should look forward to that in hope and belief.
In the meantime, we are to pray for individuals and nations. We are to mourn the abominations we see. We are to talk with one another, encouraging each other to stand firm.
And we must trust our Almighty God.