I suspect that the main benefit of these times, and especially this annus horribilis of 2020; would be if the events awaken those who are sleepwalking to self-chosen damnation. These are those who can (perhaps) be saved, those for whom 'events' might be significant.
(Whereas those who have consciously and deliberately chosen evil are beyond such stimuli.)
So we are experiencing what might be termed a Great Clarification - when that which was covert has become overt; when the 'conspiracy theories' are coming out-of-hiding, displaying themselves proudly and nakedly, exposing their alliances, and shouting their formerly secret agendas of destruction.
I am not saying that those who still sleep are blameless; because to remain asleep now is cupable. Sleeping through the Great Clarification takes some doing! And it does not happen unless people are determined Not-to Awake.
They fear to awaken, because of dreading what they will find.
To recognise that the ruling-class, the Global Establishment (politics, government, law, education, the mass media) are all One System, a monobloc; and that unitary System is so very grossly-dishonest, and acts as if dedicated to the destruction of civilization, is indeed a terrifying prospect.
The contrast between official reality and experienced, observed, common-sense reality has widened as never before.
It seems to me that only strong faith in the loving, personal God known by Christians, and the prospect of resurrected eternal life through following Jesus Christ; could even potentially overcome such massive cause for fear.
Lacking which, it is unsurprising (although still culpable) that so many choose to dream the Big Lie; to live by faith in the Global Establishment (including, as it does, the mainstream self-identified Christian churches) - rather than in light of their direct and personal knowledge of God, and the guidance of the Holy Ghost.
This is time for the sleepers to wake.