Thanks for starting this timely thread! What spoke to me more is that God weeps in our suffering. Its interesting God weeps even when He knows how to fix our problems.That highlights where God’s focus is - the “person” in the midst of the trial. Unlike the idea of karma, where all suffering is just and deserved, here we see Jesus entering suffering even when undeserved.
At this time of the pandemic, there may be needs that we are called to fill if in our capacity, even when there is some risk of infection or loss of some treasured resources. The health professionals who are in the front lines of this pandemic making costly sacrifices I think are showing us how to weep with those who weep.
In contrast to this shining example, there are also examples of people losing housing out of the fear of the virus, there are families squabbling over resources and there are elderly who are suffering alone. Without the inner drive to genuinely care, it’s going to be difficult to help in some of these situations. We may not see a reward right away but we can remember the tears that Jesus shed and His promise to be with us.
As we pray for God to use us to bless others at this time, needs will come knocking at our doors. Are we then going to step in?
Prov 3:27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in the power of your hand to do so.
Prov 11:25 The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.