Today, we are faced with many of the same issues. War, poverty, and sin. You name it, we got it. Matthew 25:13 says that we will not know the time nor the hour, so we must keep a watchful eye. 25:24 says that all nations will have heard of the gospel.
Perspective: Out of the 7.2 Billion people in the world. 2.2 Billion have heard of the word of God. That means that there are still 5 Billion people to be reached. As technology spreads and expands, so does the Word of God. I know that the numbers may not be completely accurate, but it gives you a general idea.
Stay strong in the word of the Lord. He should be your rock before any other. God knows the time, the day, the hour. We don't we couldn't even take a guess. Look at the people that thought the world would end on Y2k. Uh nothing happened. Yes, we are still here 16 years later.