But there is hope from this torment, and it’s found in Jesus. As Christians, we believe that Jesus is 100% God, and that he never ceases to be God. And so, the promises about God in the Old Testament, are the same promises of Jesus in the New Testament. In the midst of such tragic events, I can do just as this Psalm recites. I can make a joyful noise (Ps. 100:1), I can serve Him with gladness (100:2), and I can come into His presence singing. I can enter his gates with thanksgiving (100: 4) I believe I can do all of this, because God takes care of me (100:3). He rescues me from my sin and the death and destruction that sin causes. I don’t worry about “why God lets these things happen” because I know that sin caused all the destruction. “Know that the LORD, he is God (vs. 3), and the LORD is good (vs. 5).