Psalm 14 verse
"The fool says in his heart,
"There is no God."
They are corrupt, their deeds are vile,
there is no one who does good.
The LORD looks down from heaven
on all mankind
to see if there are any who understand,
any who seek God.
All have turned away, all have become corrupt;
there is no one who does good,
not even one.
Do all these evildoers know nothing?
They devour my people as though eating bread;
they never call on the LORD.
But there they are, overwhelmed with dread,
for God is present in the company of
You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor,
but the LORD is their refuge.
Oh, that salvation for Israel would come
out of Zion!
When the LORD restores his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!"
After reading this, I couldn't help but think that even though this scripture was written a long time ago, in the Bible times, that this can be kind of related to today....
Although there is still good in this world, it does seem like more and more tragic is happening. You got America pulling further and further away from Biblical standards AND what our Founding Fathers built this land on, which was the foundations of God, and "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" (Thomas Jefferson). You got ISIS over in the Middle East. Almost every time you turn on the news, somebody has done something cruel to another person, and the list can go on and on. It makes me think of the song by Toby Keith, called, "35 MPH Town" (you can click on this link to listen to the song: https://play.spotify.com/track/3jXZYyI0yEENnTSnaddSBQ).
Overall, there are times when this world seems to be like how it was when David wrote this chapter in Psalms in the Bible ages....where there is corruption, evildoers, and less God-focused.
Now, one thing for us to keep in mind, is that although we as humans are seeing other human beings treat others badly or that God is becoming less-focused on in this world, that there is a bigger scheme at work that we as humans DON'T see. What I mean is, (which this might seem very weird to those who don't know or understand what I'm about to talk about, but it talks about it in the Bible, so be sure to look it up if you don't know or understand haha) there is a spiritual warfare going on around us. We can't visibly see it because we are of flesh, but once we die and become our spiritual self I believe that we will see that warfare. But right now since all we can physically see is the "bad" things happening in this world, we have to remember that it goes deeper than that, and that there is a bigger meaning behind it. And, I believe part of that reason is that Satan is trying to corrupt this world as much as possible before the Lord comes back for His people.
However, there is HOPE! When you reach the bottom of this verse, it reads, "....but God is their refuge. Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD restores his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad!" (Psalm 14, verses 6 & 7). This gave me encouragement (and I hope it does for you, too) to know that no matter what we may go through here on Earth, whether you were in the Bible times or are in the 2015 times, we can count on God to be our refuge and restorer. He is our hope! He is our future! He is our everything! Yippee!! :)