The world is indeed a mess. And it is true that if you only watch the news, things seem dire. But in Jesus’ resurrection, we have the beginning of the new creation because, in him, we have the reordering of everything that was disorder. He is the perfect human being, no sin, perfect love, complete obedience, and the perfect union of God and man. When God calls you to salvation and delivers you from the old man, he does so by His Spirit, which is the down payment of the new creation. And now at work in you, and the church as a corporate body of believers united to Christ, is the reordering, renovating work of the Holy Spirit. That sanctification process, which is us becoming more and more like Christ, and less and less of that old sinful Adam. So while the new creation is only a complete reality in Christ, it will one day be complete in us also, when Christ comes again.