Pandemics and natural disasters raise questions about the nature of our security, about our fear of the uncontrollable, about the character of God.
What do natural disasters tell us about God?
Is Satan to blame for the coronavirus?
Can anything good come out of this?
Could disasters prove the existence of God?
If God is good, why do bad things happen?
Has God lost control of nature?
What should be our response to natural disasters?
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Where Is God in This Pandemic? | COVID-19 | How to Refocus on God in times of uncertainty and crisis | Life of Job
Pandemics and natural disasters remind us that God doesn’t intend for this fallen earth with its death, disaster, and corruption to be our permanent home. Dr. David Jeremiah reminds us that we can face these trials if the God of heaven and earth is the Lord of our crisis. God is our best hope in this time of grief and pain.
Section 1 – Natural Disasters and the Reality of God
A. God Cannot Be Divorced from Disasters
1. God Employs the Elements of Nature in the Operation of the World
2. God Employs the Elements of Nature in His Opposition to Evil
B. God Cannot Be Discredited by Disasters
C. God Cannot Be Defined by Disasters
D. God Cannot Be Defeated by Disasters
Section 2 – Natural Disasters and the Responsibilities of Man
A. Disasters Teach Us to Repent of Our Sin
B. Disasters Teach Us to Reflect on God’s Goodness
C. Disasters Teach Us to Respond to the Hurting
D. Disasters Teach Us to Remember God’s Promise
E. Disasters Teach Us to Rely on God’s Presence and His Power
F. Conclusion – Psalm 46:1-3
Dr. David Jeremiah, Chancellor of Southern California Seminary, is one of America’s most trusted Bible teachers. For more than 37 years he has helped millions deepen their understanding of the Bible through 4,552 daily Turning Point Radio releases and a daily Turning Point Television program that reaches millions of people globally. Dr. Jeremiah has authored more than 50 books, including God Loves You–He Always Has, He Always Will, The God You May Not Know, Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven, Escape the Coming Night, and The Book of Signs.