We should not be surprised that God is judging us. We must repent and pray.
As a nation, we have greatly transgressed God’s laws. We have trodden upon each of His holy and beautiful commandments. Why are we surprised that God has sent affliction upon us? We should be expecting affliction and punishment for our wickedness.
If we are to think biblically, we must thank God for his graciousness in not sending worse punishment. As Christians, we must see this and react rightly in prayer and fresh devotion to God. Read the below article as Austin Walker helpfully develops this issue for us.