Their words seemed to them like nonsense.
Pessimism is a child of limited perspective. We must look beyond local circumstances and temporary conditions to catch a vision of victory. No one can be trusted as a witness against their own generation: they have not had first-hand experience of any other. Every age has believed its immorality and corruption pointed to a hopeless future.
When Jesus was nailed to the Cross, it looked as if God’s plan had failed. The disciples thought Jesus was dead and done for. The women who went to the tomb were told Jesus had been raised from the dead. When they shared the message with the apostles, “They did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.”
We know the rest of the story.
The best is yet to be.