When fear, chaos, and violence touch our lives, our community, and our world, how should we as Christians respond? Jesus told us that “in this world you will have trouble…” (John 16:33), so what sort of practical guidance does the Bible give for when life stops making sense? The Word of God is clear that listening, prayer, repentance, acts of kindness, and sharing the Gospel are the tools we are called to wield to push back against the darkness, and stand strong in these distressing times.
What should the response be for a Christian?
- We must listen carefully
- We must repent honestly
- We must pray constantly
- We must pursue love and kindness relentlessly
- We must share the Gospel unashamedly