Like Samuel, we can mope around and be disgusted with the king, president, government, spouse, children, bosses, media, etc., or we can do something about this culture of death. We can pray for, lay hands on, and anoint those whom the Lord has called to receive the Holy Spirit through us.
This is the year of the Great Jubilee. When Jesus announced the Jubilee, He read from the prophet Isaiah: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me; therefore He has anointed Me" (Lk 4:18). Only by the Holy Spirit will we see the injustices and oppression of our society removed and replaced by a civilization of love and life.
Timothy was surrounded by formidable problems as he pastored the Church of Ephesus. He may have even thought of quitting. Paul told Timothy to "stay on in Ephesus" (1 Tm 1:3) by stirring into flame the gift of the Spirit bestowed when Paul's hands were laid on him (2 Tm 1:6-7).
Don't grieve (Eph 4:30) or quench the Spirit (1 Thes 5:19), "for there is One greater in you than there is in the world" (1 Jn 4:4). Come out of the desert of depression "in the power of the Spirit" (Lk 4:14). "Renew the face of the earth" (Ps 104:30) by leading others to new life in the Holy Spirit.