For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
- Matthew 24:21 (KJV)
For some reason most Christians don't seem to be too worried about the upcoming tribulation, and I would argue that most aren't prepared for this worldwide event.
Satan tells people that the tribluation is either in the past, or that they will be "raptured" before it happens, or that they will remain alive and will be translated, etc. Anything to stop us from preparing.
God certainly promises to be with us:
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
- Psalms 23:4 (KJV)
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
- Romans 8:35 (KJV)
But that doesn't mean God will save us from the tribulation itself, and we ought to be very sober minded about that.
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.
- Hebrews 9:27 (KJV)
We therefore ought to draw near to God:
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
- James 4:8 (KJV)
And seek Him while He can be found:
Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
- Isaiah 55:6-7 (KJV)
I don't believe in fearmongering, but I do think a lot of Christians are not really preparing themselves for what is ahead (spiritually mostly I mean).
The truth may be a little bit scary, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't talk about it.