David Goldman as Spengler at the Asia Times or if you prefer, via his Inner Workings blog, discusses the root of political unrest in Egypt as hunger.
This may apply to the recent Tunisian upheaval as well as to today's shuffling of the deck chair in Jordan.
"All things work together for the good" indeed, but the qualifier in Romans 8:28 is "of those who love God; those called according to His purpose". For the rest, it can be ugly clean to the bone.
Stocking up on quality food buffers us from inflation in the short-term and gives us time to reset our priorities.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem -- both the old city in physical Israel and the Church.