The things we see in society today are much like the Old Testament days. And people, just like you and me, were crying out for God to help and for him to bring retribution upon the people practicing evil.
Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains might quake at your presence—as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil— to make your name known to your adversaries, and that the nations might tremble at your presence! Isaiah 64:1-2
They were suffering but knew the only way to combat the evil was for God to make his presence known to remind the people that he is in charge. Even now, we want to see Jesus return, but my heart breaks for those who have had their minds overtaken by Satan. Some of these people have no clue what they are doing. Then some purposefully reject Jesus and stir up the anger of God. Pray for the clueless to hear the voice of God that they may repent and turn from their wicked ways, but that Satan's cronies would be taken out and receive God's recompense. Pray for our brothers and sisters worldwide; the upheaval is everywhere, and we could all use a bit of relief from the mayhem.