STOP AND THINK – In times like these, it helps to remember that there have always been times like these. (Paul Harvey, late American radio broadcaster)

When things get tough, we seem to think world conditions and our particular circumstances are unique. We moan about the way things are, forgetting that such conditions and circumstances are not new. We’ve had “times like these” before. There isn’t much new in the world, so have we learned anything from the past that will help us face today and the future?

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. (2 Timothy 3:1) Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. (2 Thessalonians 3:16)