2 Thessalonians 3:3, "But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one."
We are living in perilous times where the people's hearts towards God has shifted to despair and destruction. When acts of terror and everyday discretion towards humanity takes place, we ponder the question, "What would make a person do such a thing?" The lack of God on the inside shows the manifestation of Satan on the outside. In times such as these, it's quite easy to want to dismiss the destruction as a hopeless situation that we have no power to control or prevent in future occurrences, but let us hold fast to the Word of the Living God. God has and will always be faithful and the beauty in the ugliness of destruction is He will establish us and guard us even in the midst of trouble from the evil one. Although the events that have taken place locally and globally throughout the nations have been tragic and disheartening, there is still some GOD to be found in the BAD. Events such as Paris, gives us insight on how we can refortify our walls from the enemy, how to restrategize security measures and strengthen high traffic locations of vulnerability throughout the nations. Many lives were sacrificed, but ultimately more lives will be saved from the ashes of this disheartening event. May our hearts be softened towards each other and ultimately towards humanity after the residue of this heartless event has ceased. Apostle Paul said it best, "Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ" (2 Thessalonians 3:5).