Christ tells us that things will be hard. But in the midst of it all, he contends, bravery is still an option.

You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains” [Matthew 24:6-8].