Scripture tells us these things must be; Matthew 24 during the sermon on the mount, Christ said "See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' they will lead many astray. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. . .
For me these things are exciting in a sick kind of way. Because I know what is on the horizon, we are seeing the precursor to the new reign. It will certainly be a trial to deal with, but God wins in the end. Reading the Bible these days is like reading a newspaper in many places.
So, be ready to stand firm in your faith. Enjoy the journey the best you can. Try to make a difference for good and enjoy each day of sunshine you can. Fantasizing freedom from fear of the coming of evil times.