Seems like the world is getting scarier by the day. Where we live the bottom has fallen out for those in the construction industry. No new building permits were issued for the entire month of June in my county. Not one. That's never happened. People in the construction field are scrambling. Home sales have plummeted. People are over-extended and living on credit cards. We are still engaged in a war. Fuel costs are out of control and affecting the cost of living, especially where I live because everything has to be trucked in to us.
Without the gospel, I'd be tempted to panic. But, the fact is, Heavenly Father is well aware of the state of our society. Things are bad, but what about during the time of Noah, things were pretty bad then. Those who listened to Noah, the prophet, were protected and saved. What about Sodom and Gomorrah? I'd have to say things were bad there, but again the Lord protected those who would listen.
Today we have a prophet of God. We need to listen to him. We need to heed his counsel. We need to follow the commandments. There is safety in obedience.
When we put our trust and faith in the Lord, he will bless us. We need not fear.