4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You can take God at His Word.
Yes, the world is crazy and full of demented crazies who believe to kill others is their god-given duty.
Hate will not fight them nor will it defeat them.
Be on guard, and yes I believe it is good to defend ourselves.
But guard your hearts and minds. For that is where the real enemy, the devil, fights.
Read Ephesians 6: 10-17
We are victorious in Christ. Jesus overcame the world two thousand years ago. Thru Him, so do we.
Have a great day. The Lord is with you.