You Have Bigger Problems than COVID-19

This is a crazy time.

Whether on the front lines or just stuck at home, not many of us are enjoying this virus and all that it brings.

Not only that, but we’re surrounded by so many worries right now. When will this end? How many people will die? The list goes on.

Guess what? We have a bigger problem than COVID-19. Something that should affect and concern us even more.


I know you’ve probably heard this verse many times before, but read it again.

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 

Romans 3:23

We’re all sinners. Because God is righteous, he can’t be near sinners like us. In this state, we will be separated from God forever.

So often we glaze over our sin, but we need to realize the misery of it. The reality of this is worse than us or those we love getting COVID-19. It’s a death sentence that leaves us without God, for eternity.

In our sin, we’re basically dead––but there’s a comma at the end of that verse. Our sin isn’t the end of the story.


For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.

Romans 3:23-24

The rest of this verse is so important. Christ died for our sin. We have his perfect record, and are no longer sinners before God.

Often, this just becomes white noise. But what Christ did for us affects our lives from when we first become a Christian to our dying breath and beyond.

We were dead in our sin, but have been made alive in Christ. This changes everything, if it matters most in our lives.


If you were miraculously cured from a terminal illness, would you live differently? In this scenario, imagine arriving home from the hospital and shattering your phone on the way through the front door.

Would that really faze you, or would it seem insignificant in light of the good news of your cure?

Because of the gospel, we can live exactly like this. Our sin was a terminal illness, and Jesus saved us from it.

Everything else in life is insignificant compared to this. What others think of us, our grades, the things we’ve lost because of covid, our health, our loved ones and their health––all of these things pale in comparison to the gospel.

This doesn’t mean that they don’t matter at all, just less. When we have the firm foundation of the Gospel under our feet, those things can’t shake us.

Sin, not COVID-19, is our biggest problem––but, it has been taken care of through Jesus. This is our foundation, even in this crazy, confusing time.


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