Matthew 24:6-8 states: You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.
Studies have shown that earthquakes have definitely increased not just over the past 100 years, but exponentially over the past 10 years. (Science News)
Likewise, though major world wars and conflicts seem to have decreased over the past 100 years, internal conflicts and unrest are on the rise. (Vision of Humanity)
And despite the increase in world aid, increased population coupled with natural disaster or political conflict have produced six major famines in the last 100 years. (Global Citizen)
Matthew 24 has way too much to unpack in a short blog as it deals with not only wars and natural disasters but also the rise of false claims to be the Messiah. However, as always, the main point is not that complicated. Things will grow worse. And Christ will return.
Therefore, we need to be ready for that return, and we need to have a compassionate heart for a hurting world by not only meeting the physical and emotional needs but also the spiritual needs of which the only remedy is a personal relationship with the Savior of the world—Jesus.