Crisis Situations

Anne Graham Lotz: Is COVID-19 a Sign of the End?

“There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven … When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”—Luke 21:11, 28 COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, has created national fear in a way …

Confronting Fear in the Face of Coronavirus

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. —Isaiah 26:3 (ESV) “As our nation prepares for the worst, our prayers are with those who are suffering as a result of the coronavirus,” Franklin Graham posted on Facebook Thursday. “There are those who are sick, those who have lost family …

Help Others Find Peace: 10 Bible Verses to Share

Are fear and anxiety about the coronavirus paralysing your friends and family? Are you wondering how this global pandemic will end?  The people who lived in Bible times were no strangers to trials. But many were also well-acquainted with the character of God—a loving, protecting Father quick to console His people. He comforted them then and comforts us …

Franklin Graham’s Message for Such a Time as This

For millions around the world, the coronavirus is bringing day-to-day routines to a halt. As we face an unpredictable future, what’s something tangible you can do in response? Franklin Graham shared the following thoughts Monday on Facebook.  Many years ago, the great writer and theologian A.W. Tozer made this profound statement, “A scared world needs a …

3 Billy Graham Quotes to Help Fight Coronavirus Fears

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” —Lamentations 3:22-23 Sometimes the world seems hopeless. With the frightening onslaught of the coronavirus affecting multiple facets of people’s lives, one can easily fall into a tailspin of anxious thoughts. Where’s all the good news? “My hope does …

Chinese People Worldwide Seek God as Coronavirus Spreads

Two months after the first coronavirus death was reported in Wuhan, China, more than 80 countries have confirmed cases of the disease. So far, over 100,000 people have been infected; 3,400 have died and just over half have recovered. Fears of the disease have steadily risen in the past several weeks, affecting travel, education, manufacturing …

Where Is God in the Midst of Disaster & Disease?

Unexpected events—whether they’re personal catastrophes, regional storms like the deadly tornadoes in Nashville or the rapid, global spread of the coronavirus—can prompt us to pause and wonder what God is doing. Is He trying to tell us something? Billy Graham encountered questions like these during his six-plus decades of ministry, and his Bible-based answers still ring true today. …

Australian Bushfire Victim Finds Hope After Years of Sadness

Anne-Marie* and her husband reached out to a chaplain for help. She’s one of the thousands of people who have been affected by the Australian bushfires that began last September. It’s considered one of the worst bushfire seasons in decades. Crisis-trained chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) have been in the midst …

UK Chaplains Deploying to Flood-Hit South Wales

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) are deploying to offer emotional, spiritual and practical support to the community of Pontypridd in South Wales after being hit by severe flooding. Devastating floods have swept the country as a result of unprecedented rainfall from Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis. Four people have been killed by the …

Newsletter: An update from Franklin Graham

Dear Friend, The Lord said through the prophet Malachi, ‘From the rising of the sun to its setting my name will be great among the nations’ (Malachi 1:11, ESV). Today I am praising God for making His name great in Southeast Asia. We recently held a two-day Love Phnom Penh Festival in Cambodia’s capital city—the …