As a Christian you have a responsibility to live holy and pray for others. You have a responsibility to pray for the leaders within your country. There is so much sin and corrupt behavior that each and every Christian should be spending at least an hour a day in prayer for other people. Another hour for your family. God has not left you here on this earth to ignore problems, but to be an example and to cry out to the Lord.
How many times does it say in the Bible the people cried out to the Lord and he heard them and rescued them? How many times did God step in in the book of Judges for the people who asked God for help? Do you not see the criminal activity in our nation? Do you not care that genocidal behavior and sexual immorality is running unchecked and the hearts of many are growing cold?
There is no Scripture that tells the Christian to give up and hide. No seek the Lord while he still may be found. You are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus. You can do all things through Jesus Christ. No weapon formed against you shall prosper. Greater is he that is within you then he that is within the world. Bad news is your time to shine in prayer. Horrible news stories is your time to bury your words in the bosom of the Word.
If you bury your head in the sand, God will remember. You are not your own and you are bought with a price. That price is the blood of Jesus. Every Christian is supposed to be on the frontline praying for God’s will to be performed on earth. If you can watch hours of television and hide from bad news, you are part of the problem. Be careful that God does not say, I never knew you depart from me you worker of iniquity.
Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” – Luke 9:62