With all the "doom and gloom" talk that we hear it's a challenge to stay positive in a hopeless society!! We must not allow the spirit of fear and hopelessness to pull us down because it can if that's our focus. There are two sides to every story so let's see what God says concerning His side of the story.
"And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days: They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but ALL THE CHILDREN of Israel had LIGHT in their dwellings." (Exodus 10:22-23 KJV)
Darkness on one side of the street but "Light" on the other side of the street!! If you have the Blood of the "Passover Lamb" applied to your heart, judgement will pass over you because you are marked as God's property.
Just because it's feels bad, looks bad, sounds bad, that doesn't in any way mean that God has forsaken His people. We must keep ourselves balanced mentally, spiritually and emotionally because God's Power and Presence can melt mountains. He can make the mountains tremble or even cast them into the sea if we believe He can!!! We have to realize that all the crazy stuff going on in our world did not catch our God asleep at the wheel. He is well able to "prepare a table before us in the presence of our enemies"! "No weapon formed against us shall prosper" so don't allow the fact that prophesy is being fulfilled in the nations of the world get you all bent out of shape and fearful. Regardless of the darkness on the other side of the street, God will pay the light bill on my side of the street, even if He has to rain manna down from heaven to do it..... We are overcomers, more than conquerors and can do all things through Christ who strengthens us under any circumstances!! The Truth of the Word has not changed one bit!!!
Scott L. Boatner