I read chapter 12 and just couldn't find anything uplifting to ponder in that chapter today. There's a lot of talk about wars and contention and other dark things. So I moved on and read chapter 13 as well. After a few more dark passages came the light that I was looking for.
Verse 36 says "...if they endure unto the end they shall be lifted up at the last day, and shall be saved in the everlasting kingdom of the Lamb; and whoso shall publish peace, yea, tidings of great joy, how beautiful upon the mountains shall they be."
If we hang on through the dark and depressing times and endure unto the end, we will be lifted up and have peace and great joy!