Boy, some days it is hard to get out of bed with a happy heart. All the news is so depressing--people talk like the world is going to end soon. Was the Mayan Calendar right, and the world ends on the Winter Solstice this year - 12/21/2012? (Does this mean there's no point in Christmas shopping?)
I keep hoping it is 12/21/2112 Doesn't that number have more balance somehow? Gives us another 100 years to try to get straightened out.
You know I have been watching history/documentaries lately--history can be as depressing as the future, but then it's over and humankind has survived. The Black Plague in the 12th and 13th centures seemed like the end of the world to the people it affected. The Dust Bowl of the 1930's here in the Great Plains seemed like the end of the world to the people there. But here we are--still kicking, and making a mess...
I don't know the answer, but I guess it just goes to show that maybe things aren't always as bad at they seem--when we are in the middle of them. If we step back, perhaps we can get a better perspective.
And last but not least, the One who is in charge is the only one who really knows the plan. And to Him, "a thousand years is as a day, and a day is asa thousand years."