At this point I am actually looking forward to it.
The new and improved phoenix will rise from the ashes at some point down the road...
It will take a catalyst though....not sure when that will happen...
That's a self generated hope because it is not what the Bible says. Isaiah, Daniel, and Revelation all tell us the world will get much, much, much worse.
World wide totalitarianism is coming, and we all can now visibility see it's framework under construction: gun data bases, health care controlled by the government, food supply controlled by government, NSA Big Brother watching our book purchases, on-line viewing, e-mails, and phone calls, cameras everywhere, drones in the sky with cameras, and 1st, 2nd, 4th Amendment rights dead or dying a slow death.
The DOMA decision by the "supreme" court "justices" will usher in swift and brutal persecution of Christians, because it is that group that will refuse to bow. They will be charged with "discrimination" and "hate speech" and pastors and believers harassed and jailed.
Revelation tells us of coming plagues, famine, war, torture, and incredible outbreaks of calamity in nature (drought, earthquakes, increased heat of the sun, poisoned water supply, the list goes on).
It also warns that no one who is still around on the earth will be able to escape these trials. No one.
"Prepping" is never bad advice in terms of stocking food, water, medicine, etc. But it is no substitute for prepping one's soul before Jesus Christ.
We can hope.
But there is much unpleasantness that lies between here and there.
And nothing any human does or doesn't do will now prevent it.