Jesus warns the disciples that when he goes back to the Father, the “world” (anyone who rejects Jesus as God’s Messiah) is going to turn and aim their hostility at Jesus’ followers instead. But even though they will face all kinds of hardship, they can be confident that they are never alone. The Counselor will be right there with them wherever they are.
As the coronavirus continues to leave it's mark on our lives, we turn to the Psalms to help us lament the fact that the world isn't as we'd like it to be. The longings we experience in these days (coffee with friends, going out to eat, not worrying about jobs, etc) are really longings for heaven. And because of Jesus, that is one guarantee that we can be sure of.