"The burden against Damascus, 'Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city. And, it will be a ruinous heap." - Isaiah 17:1
I have no idea if the above verse is being played out in current events or not. Only time will tell. This is the quick point. God's word is solid. If He said it will happen, it will. As biblical prophecy unfolds in our lifetime we can cling to Jesus' counsel:
"When you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately." - Luke 21:9
Biblical prophecy is clear. As we get closer to the return of Christ, things are going to get crazy; even here in the United States. However, we have the fruit of the spirit and the peace that surpasses all understanding. It is imperative that the spirit rules our flesh and that faith overtakes fear. We have to adhere to the teachings of perseverance, patience and endurance of trials and tribulations, knowing that our very life is in God's hands. Nothing will come upon us that the Lord will not use for our own personal growth or the growth of others or the furtherance of His Kingdom.
God sits on the throne and is in control. Nothing happens without His foreknowledge of it. We serve and awesome, mighty God who holds the future. And, He is a good God that has decided to let us in on it. Be encouraged. Have faith and know that times may be uncertain but, we can be certain that current events point to the glorious event of our Savior's return.