Yes. Isaiah 46:10 (KJV), “Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done…” God is not bound by time. He exists beyond time and knows all things.
God is permitting mankind to reap what they have sown. With the great increase of knowledge, man’s ability to be even more selfish and sinful has also increased. Thus, trouble, sin, and pain are escalating.
We are living in the end times. The Apostle Paul wrote that troubles will come more and more swiftly in spasms. The spasms are like labor pains which will bring the birth of Christ’s Kingdom on Earth!
1 Thessalonians 5:2-3 (NKJV), “2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3 For when they say, ‘Peace and safety!’ then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.”
So take heart. Even though world wide problems will increase until Armageddon, it will bring Christ’s reign of peace, safety, and righteousness.
Can God protect us now? We have this beautiful verse in Zephaniah 2:3 (NKJV), “Seek the LORD, all you meek of the earth, Who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden In the day of the LORD's anger.”
Hebrews 13:5-6 (NKJV), “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’ 6 So we may boldly say: ‘The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?’”