Jesus Christ controls history. God set out a plan in eternity past, that takes into consideration every possible thought, intent, or action, throughout all of creation history.
Our entire individual life, is but a blink on the timeline of all of history.
Therefore, anxious as we may be, we need to learn and exercise patience. And learning patience often times comes in the form of prayer.
But prayer, should be based on the substance of knowledge and understanding, which is Bible doctrine.
And a daily study of Bible doctrine, produces knowledge, which produces understanding, which produces orientation to life, and that produces spiritual muscle which we call faith.
And by faith, we can pray, and expect the strength of God, which is herein referred to as the arm of the Lord, and to be our strength every morning, meaning continually moment by moment every day throughout our life, and our deliverance and provision in times of trouble.
This is the Devils world. Therefore, it is not going to ever be a perfect world. Therefore, there is nothing humanity can do to make this imperfect world, any better than it is. Sin is the corruption of life, and in order to make life perfect again, then sin has to be gotten rid of, and that only comes by mean of Christ.
Perfection throughout creation will only come in the future, when God creates a brand-new universe, having thrown this one away into nonexistence.
Protection and provision for your life, comes to those who advance in their spiritual life, as God intends. And even though we will be pursued and harassed by the problems of this world, then with God in our life, meaning with Bible doctrine in our soul, then whatever our situation, will be temporary at best, and our destiny will be secure and permanent.
Study [by instruction],
to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]
a workman [student]
that need not be ashamed [ignorant],
rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]
the word of truth [Bible doctrine].
If you can dream and not make dreams your master,
If you can think and not let thoughts narrow your views,
If you can meet triumph with disaster equally,
If you can learn and see your full meaning and purpose in life,
Then you can believe in Christ, learn Bible doctrine, and grow far beyond the potential that God has prepared for you.