And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all [these things] must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Note 3 at Mt 24:6: The Lord was saying not to be troubled because of wars and rumors of wars. The natural mind would think that this is totally unreasonable. How could anyone not be troubled by some of the terrible wars that have ravaged the earth since Jesus' prophecy?
The answer to this lies in the fact that we know God has ultimate control over the affairs of people (Ex 9:16; Ps 75:6-7; Pr 16:9, 21:1; Jer 10:23; Ro 9:15-24, and 13:1), and He has assured us of His complete, final conquest and the manner in which it will happen. The earth will not be destroyed by some "madman" or in a conquest of war. The Lord will destroy this present earth with a fervent heat (2Pe 3:7 and 10), create a new heaven and earth (Re 21:1), and right all the wrongs as He judges the world (Re 20:11-15). Those of us who believe these promises of God can laugh with the Lord (Ps 2:4) at all the heathens who rise up against Him.