In the opening to the book of Habakkuk in the Old Testament, the prophet is asking God why there are so many horrible things allowed in society. God’s answer beginning in verse 5 was this:
“Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! Wonder! Because I am doing something in your days- You would not believe if you were told.”
It is so easy to look at the world around us and wonder why so much chaos and so many horrors are allowed to persist. It is an ancient question, but the answer is not a remnant only of old, but is a living answer in our own society. God is doing something. We just may not be able to see it all of the time. After all, our own wisdom is finite and fallible. We may not even be able to process it, if we were told.
Remember: “He is before all things and through Him all things hold together.” Colossians 1:17