We may forget at times but one thing is true - this world is a battlefield.
We may not always see it, or feel it, we might forget it’s there at times, or even wonder if He's left us to fend for ourselves in the heat of hard situations of life. But His protection is real.
His desire for us in this life is ultimately to make us more like Him. To have relationship with us. He will not leave us sitting in dark days, but will walk with us through, until we come out on the other side.
And no single gunman, no hand of a terrorist, no disease or cancer, no tragic accident, nor even the final days of our old age can ever separate us from the love and sheer grace of God.