My help cometh from the Lord,
which made heaven and earth.
We have Biblical examples of suffering with a purpose:
We must remember that mayors, governors, and presidents are making decisions concerning unprecedented events. If any think that churches are being unjustly judged, please remember these thoughts:
City, State and National budgets are being affected in astronomical ways due to all of the "Shelter in Place" requirements. These government officials are elected, and generally paid a salary (unless refusing such compensation). It would be unwise for them to place any undue burdens on those who pay their salaries and are responsible for voting them into office. Romans 13 teaches us to be subject unto the higher powers. II Corinthians 5 also teaches us that government officials must appear before the judgment seat of Christ. Unbelieving government officials will appear before the Great White Throne judgment.
What is our response?
In conclusion...may you find grace, peace and mercy during this Lord's day, March 29th, 2020.