I think this can have different answers, depending on the individual, local situation for each group of believers. However, what our focus should be, and the remedy for every issue facing us is the same for all.

If we:
Love God with all of our being (Mark 12:30),

Love other Christians who are truly trying to please God (John 13:34),

Study God's Word to "rightly divide the Word of Truth" (2 Timothy 2:15),

Trust His wisdom is better than ours as to what circumstances will be best for our highest welfare in the end,

Trust His love is strong enough to make sure that each of His children is taken care of,

Trust that He has the ability to take care of each of His children, and can override anything that can happen in the world if it will be better in the end to do so,

Trust that He is righteous enough to make sure that justice will always be done in the end…in His Kingdom,


We will want to do His will,

We will want to look at everything in our lives and make sure that it meets with God's approval and fits with His word,

We will want to study His word to better understand what He wants us to do,

We will try to obey His rules for us and have love even for our enemies,

We will seek His Kingdom, and trust Him to make sure our needs are met  (Matthew 6:31-33).

Focusing on who God is and who He wants us to be is much more effective than focusing on any particular problem or sin and trying to overcome that. As we focus on God, much of the desire to sin goes away and is no longer is an issue.

When we get together with others who have this same focus, they can encourage us and help us to find what the Scriptures are saying about who we should be and how we can live to please God. We will not look for earthly gain or instant gratification, but will live for the good news of the Kingdom and blessing all mankind…even if it means the loss of every earthly desire.

Philippians 3:13,14 "Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."