At present, I'm working on two degrees: a Masters in Homeland Security with a certification in Terrorism and Security Studies, and a Bachelors in Theology. One would ask what these two majors have in common. I would say that understanding the latter helps explain the former.
America has strayed from the basic principles in which this country was founded. In days gone by, presidents held meetings with a Bible by their side; they'd pray before making decisions that would affect the nation a whole. But, as we see today, the moment of silence has been removed from schools, some states allow minors to obtain abortions without parental consent, and the institution of marriage as God ordained it has been challenged. How then can a righteous God bless a wayward nation?
Chaos and brutality are erupting in different areas of the world as terrorist organizations employ fear and intimidation tactics to attempt to cripple societies. These methods aren't surprising but they do reinforce what has been foretold.
As such, let's consider checking a major source for facts: the Holy Bible:
Mark 13:7-8 states "And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled; for such things must need to be; but the end shall not be yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in diverse places, and there shall be famines and troubles; these are the beginnings of sorrows."
If we look for the root of our continuing dilemna, we will find that two great nations would come from Abram--Ishmael, the Arab people, and Isaac, the Jewish people--brothers who were in conflict (Gen. 21:9) from the start. Both were Abram's sons; the former with his concubine, and the latter with his wife.
Genesis 16:12 tells us that Ishmael will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him... His descendants, as God promised, would multiply exceedingly (Gen. 16:10); today they are over 200 million.
But, God said my covenant will I establish with Isaac (Gen. 17:1), and ...I will give to you all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession...(Gen. 17:8). Abram's seed through Isaac would be so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered (Gen 13:16).
Although God promised to make each a great nation, and He has, the land of Israel was always intended for the Jews. Today, much strife remains against the Jewish people for assuming wrongful ownership of it when in actuality the opposite is true.
For those who are in a state of unrest, I would dare say to hold fast to Psalm 27:3--"Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident," and Psalm 56:11 "in God I trust and am not afraid. What can man do to me?"
Know that God is in control even when the world seems to be falling apart.