I’m just saying.
Check out 2 Nephi 5.
14 And I, Nephi, did take the sword of Laban, and after the manner of it did make many swords, lest by any means the people who were now called Lamanites should come upon us and destroy us; for I knew their hatred towards me and my children and those who were called my people.
We are to be of good cheer.
We’re also to be in the world but not of it.
Aaaaand we are also instructed to be prepared.
That means dealing with reality, being aware of the world we live in. Not hiding under a rock and isolating.
Keep an eye on how the world is doing. But regardless, always remember that the good guys will win, everything hard and painful and terrible will work out in our favor (whether here or once Christ comes again), and everything we do matters in the grand scheme of things and to our Heavenly Father.
Nephi knew his siblings hated him, knew they wanted him dead.
And even though we are to be Christlike and never murder, never joy in taking life, never go looking for a fight – we are to prepare for what we know is coming.
Now, this whole, siblings coming to slaughter you probably doesn’t have anything to do with your own life.
But there are uncomfortable and inconvenient truths we all have to live with. That’s part of our coming down here and living this mortal life. How we deal with them literally defines us.
Be of good cheer, even while preparing for what yick thing may or may not come. And never quit preparing for the day you meet God face to face.