Why Are There So Many Problems in the World?


Recent events have caused us to pay close attention to the current situation in the world. Newspapers are full of bad news, and prisons are full of criminals. Society is corrupt, people are suffering from sickness and poverty, and we are riding on an economic rollercoaster. Intelligent people try to tackle these problems, but everywhere we look there are more problems. Why are there so many problems in the world, and what is the solution to these problems?

This surely is a big issue, and one that concerns many thoughtful people. We first have to realise what the real root of every problem is. Satan rebelled against God (Ezekiel 28:12-17) and deceived man so that sin entered into the human race through Adam (Romans 5:12). Just as we inherited genes from our parents, so we also inherited sin from Adam. There is no man who does not sin (Romans 3:23; 1 Kings 8:46), and from sin comes death (1 Corinthians 15:22). Now the whole world lies in the evil one (1 John 5:19) and is manipulated and abused by him. God loves man, but Satan hates man and has brought afflictions such as wars, natural disasters, man-made calamities, and all kinds of diseases to the world (Revelation 12:12).

But the good news is that God has already prepared the solution to all these problems. This solution is Christ in His two comings. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to be the Saviour of the world (1 John 4:14). On the cross Christ dealt with our inward sin, the gene of sin, by becoming sin on our behalf and condemning sin in the flesh; and He also dealt with our outward sins by bearing them on our behalf to satisfy God’s righteous requirement (Romans 8:3-4). Because of this we can receive a new life, and are regenerated with the gene of God (1 Peter 1:3).

Christ settled the problem of sin in His first coming; however, at that time He did not touch any social, political or environmental problems. It may have been a surprise that He did not proclaim Himself as king or try to overthrow the Romans, even though He had the power to do so (John 6:15). This shows that His purpose was to save man. When man is saved in Christ, spontaneously many other problems are solved (Romans 5:10). In Christ there is no distinction of status or discrimination of race (Colossians 3:11).

Although we see sin itself still causing problems in the world, this does not mean that God is oblivious to these problems or that we must find a way to solve them by ourselves. The problems of this world will be fully dealt with in Christ’s second coming. The book of Isaiah tells us that when He comes, He will settle injustice, wars, sickness, and famine. In the new heaven and new earth, there will be no death, tears, sorrow, crying, pain or suffering (Revelation 21:4; 7:16-17; 1 Corinthians 15:54).

All of our hope rests in the coming of our Lord. When He comes, all problems will be solved. Instead of focusing on problems, we can turn our eyes upon Jesus (Hebrews 12:2). He has already taken care of the problem of sin and today we can receive Him as our Saviour and as our new life. To do so, simply open your heart to the Lord and pray:

“Lord Jesus Christ,
I need you to solve all my problems.
Thank You for dying to save me.
I open to receive You as my new life.
Lord Jesus, come quickly!”

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9 thoughts on “Why Are There So Many Problems in the World?

  1. Just forwarded article to friends.
    Royal Wedding article well received by people I meet on the roads. I’ll need to get more to distribute. Praise the Lord.

  2. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for coming into time in Your incarnation to bring us into Your glorious Being! We love You!

  3. The Lord is coming! be ready! I don’t want to be left here for the great tribulation. Mature me, Oh Lord Jesus. Amen.

  4. I’m not a christian im infact an athiest. I dont judge people of religion i just dont believe in it for various reasons. You may call me a sinner but according to you we are all sinners. Thanks for this article/story. I too wonder why we cant all get along. Its impossible for such a thing to happen but its always good to hope. It is great that we all agree on one thing, we all want peace. There will always be problems just as there are always solutions. I strongly believe that no problem occurs without a solution. its just up to us to deal with the issues correctly. Thx :-)

  5. Hi Joss,

    Thanks for your comment! Yes, we are all sinners, and in this situation it is, as you said, impossible for us to all get along. And although we may seem to be able to find the solution to many of our situations, this truth question brings out that there is a root to all the problems in the world, and that is sin. This is a problem we cannot take care of by ourselves, so it seems like a hopeless case.

    However, there is a great phrase in the Bible that comes up again and again: “But God”. Although we are in a fallen and hopeless situation, God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us (Ephesians 2:4) has sent His Son to take care of the problem of sin. The first step then, is to confess we are sinners and believe into the Lord Jesus. When we believe into Him, we are born of God, we receive Him, and He comes in (John 1:12). This is the beginning of the real solution to all the problems, both inside of us and outside.

    We invite you to consider this thoughtfully, and open to respond to the Lord by praying a simple prayer to Him: “Lord Jesus, I am a sinner. I need You. Thank You for dying for me. Lord Jesus, forgive me. Cleans me from all my sins. I believe You rose from the dead. I receive You right now as my Saviour and life. Come into me! Fill me with Your life! Lord Jesus, I give myself to You for Your purpose.”

    If you’d like to have more fellowship on this, please do not hesitate to contact us again.

    Sarah
    On behalf of Truth Questions

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